Vinyl edition includes voucher for free MP3 download of the whole album.
Their debut ”Dodovoodoo” received excellent international reviews upon it´s release in 2008 with top marks from Mojo, Uncut and The Word while AMG called it amazing. With ”Walk The Nile” they are not only delivering the goods again, but it´s a general improvment on all accounts.
More concerts have made them an even tighter entity and the musicianship on display is simply dazzling. Sporting five originals from Ståle Storløkken and one from Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen, the all analogue recording from Grand Sport Studios in Oslo gives it a gorgeous, organic late sixties, early seventees feel combining elements from rock, jazz, psychedelia, funk and prog. Simply fantastic stuff and highly recommended.
Elephant9 is Ståle Storløkken (Supersilent) on Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes and synths, Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen (Big Bang) on bass and Torstein Lofthus (Shining) on drums.
1. Fugl Fønix
3. Walk The Nile
4. Hardcore Orientale
5. Habanera Rocket
6. John Tinnick
Entrance Records & Tapes
Release Date: 05/02/2021
What if Rimbaud met Roy Orbison, on acid in a room full of synthesizers, after a late night wander through the haunted streets of New Orleans? Is getting lost the only way to ever be found? At what point does the hero’s journey become a fool’s errand?
Nearly two decades into a lifer’s voyage of shapeshifting through shadowy realms of the American underground, Guy Blakeslee, poses these and other conundrums on his dramatic new album, Postcards From The Edge (Entrance Records).
Recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with former Sonic Ranch engineer and producer, Enrique Tena Padilla (Oh Sees, Wand), and featuring appearances from singers Lael Neale, Hale May, Rachel Fannan, and drummer Derek James of The Entrance Band,
Postcards From The Edge is electrified by the spirit of sonic experimentation, and the fervent desire to chart a map into unknown territory. Across the record’s seven tracks, Blakeslee’s questing lyrics teem with stormy emotion, his plaintive voice finding succor in richly-textured melodies that soar over lushly-produced soundscapes, always on the verge of collapse.
Release Date: 04/12/2020
“Ginger gave me two instructions: “Loud guitars and loud crowd”….I didn’t have a choice in either as that’s what was captured during the recording” - Live album producer Dave Draper