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New Elder LP

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  1. supernaut
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    Just got the new album "Omens" today. Nice gatefold, azure blue vinyl edition. I'm only halfway into the second song but it's already happened again: A magical sensation of being completely overwhelmed/overdosed by way too many riffs and parts and sounds and loving it.

    stickman or here: https://beholdtheelder.bandcamp.com/album/omens

    Posted 3 months ago #
  2. Elvin
    Member

    Awesome band with a great taste in music:
    https://www.revolvermag.com/music/elders-nick-disalvo-5-albums-made-me

    Posted 3 months ago #
  3. marc
    Member

    Oh, yes! Great live band. All shows were incredibly good, especially the first i attended when they were still a three piece. Just read that they recorded Omens at Black Box Studio...a beautiful place in the french countryside.

    https://theheavychronicles.com/2019/12/studio-preview-elder-new-album/?lang=en

    They also recently have a new drummer: Geord Edert from the german band Gaffa Ghandi, who happen to release their new album on the very same day via Exile On Mainstream Records (besides Stickman one of the finest german indie labels).

    https://gaffaghandi.bandcamp.com/

    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. supernaut
    Member

    I got into them by luck. With a MP order stickman sent me their then new album „Lore“ as freebie single sleeve CD and wow was I impressed. Never seen them live yet. But must. It‘s great all the way through but „Halcyon“ and the 2nd half of „Embers“ are my fave moments.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. Elvin
    Member

    You can really hear the Motorpsycho influence in everything from Loe and beyond. Too early too have fully digested Omens, but Lore is still my fave. Where they went from "just-another-stoner-rock-band" to "WOAH THIS IS AMAZING". You need to check them out live as soon as possible, whenever that will be.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. punknotyet
    Member

    >> ... but Lore is still my fave. Where they went from "just-another-stoner-rock-band" to "WOAH THIS IS AMAZING"...
    IMHO, that happened even earlier - on "Dead Roots Stirring" :).

    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. punknotyet
    Member

    New article about Elder's music on Bandcamp Daily: https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/elder-albums-guide.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  8. marc
    Member

    I honestly don't get how this band is being put in the Doom shelf? After a couple of spins, turned out this is a fucking masterpiece. Totally agree, Embers from approx. the 7 min mark is absolutely out of this world.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. Punj Lizard
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    So I finally got around to listening to Elder's Omens and the Gold & Silver Sessions, and was impressed enough to promptly buy both. After I've immersed myself in these two a little more, I'll start moving through their back catalogue.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. supernaut
    Member

    I was very impressed by Lore but going back to it now after Omens, wow... they made a huuuge step forward. Stylistically surely less so than the step up to Lore but this one here I find so much more mature than Lore. Where that one also offered songs with lots and lots of ideas, it felt somewhat randomly put together, as if you could swap any riff from any song with any of the others and you'd get the same - yet great! - result. For me Reflections Of A Floating World already did that already a bit "better" but on Omens each song stands carved out on its own. My impressions... might change, though.

    I also love their Krautrock adventures on Reflections' "Sonntag" and on The Gold & Silver Sessions.

    on a sidenote: I really liked Tool a lot up until Lateralus. But I got bored with their newer albums and wondered why. Complex check. Dense check. Intense check. Unique check. So... why? I blame Elder (and that lil' band from Norway). NOT COMPARING. Just sayin'

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. Punj Lizard
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    I was very impressed by Lore

    In a little exchanage of emails among a regular group of gig-going friends today, one of them said of Lore: "[It] is their weakest more straight forward stuff, heard it all before, if you know what I mean" Meanwhile, another said "I've got 'Lore' but haven't played it for ages - playing it now and it's hitting the spot." I will most certainly get to it soon.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. supernaut
    Member

    geeks unite: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/30293-rig-rundown-elder

    with a nice shout out in the video at 21:20

    Posted 3 months ago #
  13. supernaut
    Member

    @Punji
    I still find it a great album. It's just that they have come quite a way since. The title track is really outstanding. Very motorpsychedelic in its second half. But... "straight forward".. huh what?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  14. Punj Lizard
    Member

    @ supernaut - Fair enough. I was just tickled by the different reactions.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. David
    Member

    Very good album.
    I pre-ordered it but the package (sent April 17) is still stuck somewhere between Germany and Belgium.
    Looking forward to having that nice brown LP version in hands.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  16. marc
    Member

    By the way, the Stickman-exclusive bronze vinyl is back in stock at the label's webshop. Since the tour was postponed they decided to make copies available which were originally meant for being sold at the shows. (also a really fair price and i used the chance to finally get TDDU on wax)

    Posted 2 months ago #

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