Queen Elephantine's 5th studio album, coming Oct 21st.
With a fluid lineup and various experiments in approach over the course of their four albums, Queen Elephantine is a nebulous worship of heavy mood and time. The group formed in 2006 in Hong Kong but has always been a shapeshifter. At the end of 2007 it moved base to New York and is currently based in Providence.
"Deep Blue" stream: echoesanddust.com/2016/09/exclusive-track-premiere-queen-elephantine-deep-blue/
"Onyx" stream: www.nocleansinging.com/2016/10/12/an-ncs-premiere-queen-elephantine-onyx/#more-115453
“Kala” has truly captured my imagination with this wonderful style that I’ve heard the elements of in many, many bands, but never did I once fathom that they could all be cohesively brought together in such a mind blowing way before. Queen Elephantine truly have talent that needs to be heard amongst much more of the populace, and I’ve no qualms saying that shit will only get better after these brilliant minds of New England come together once more to blow ours. - Head-Banger Reviews
"What does a psychedelic doom act with an ever-changing line-up of no less than fourteen musicians sound like? Well, apparently like a jamsession between Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Earth and Jimi Hendrix. The word "jamsession" is important here because that's pretty much how this whole album feels. There is a number of drones and soundscapes, some strange vocals, minimal drums and a load of psychedelic guitar solos to be found on this album, all seemingly improvised on the spot. The result is an set of immersive vintage seventies psychedelics, which are at best when played at a loud volume." - Merchants of Air
"Queen Elephantine definitely finds them burrowing deeper into a world of their own creation and I am sure the album will bring a whole new level of psychedelic and doom experience to the listener." - The Deadman Review
More Queen Elephantine vinyl: cimmerianshaderecordings.bandcamp.com/album/garland-of-skulls
released October 21, 2016
indrayudh shome: guitar
ian sims: drumset
mat becker: bass
srinivas reddy: guitar
derek fukumori: percussion
samer ghadry: guitar, synth
nathanael totushek: drumset + percussion on 2,4,6
nick disalvo: mellotron on 1,2, 3
michael scott isley: percussion on 2,4
Recorded by I. Sims, Mixed by Indrayudh Shome.
Mastered by Billy Anderson. Art by Adrian Dexter.