Great Psychedelic Prog from Norway. These guys seem to have born with 60's flower in their hand. Hints of Zappa & Mahavishnu mixed with heavy psychedelia. Favourite song: Shaman In The Woods
The thriving Rock and Prog scene around Bergen, Norway, has already seen the emergence of bands like Seven Impale, Tiebreaker, D'accorD and Ossicles, and the newest addition to this burgeoning scene is Shaman Elephant. Over the past few years, the four piece has been drawing bigger and bigger crowds in their home town, and, after releasing the digital EP "More" in 2015 they were snapped up by Karisma Records.
The band's sound is firmly grounded in the late 60's and early 70's psychedelic and progressive Proto Hard Rock style, but mixed with a modern touch. With a great groove provided by drummer Jard Hole (also in the band Línt) and Ole-Andreas Jensen on bass, they form the backbone for keyboardist Jonas Særsten and guitarist and vocalist Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen. Their debut shows great variation within the more progressive and psychedelic sounds of the past, with songs veering towards drug induced fantasies. They entered the Solslottet Studio in the spring of 2016 with producer Iver Sandøy (producer of Enslaved, Krakow, Seven Impale), and the result is amazing!
"Crystals" is a gem for any music fan with their heart in the 70's.
One of the best examples of a modern band making vintage prog music without it being old, or trying to hard to replicate what was done before. Its easy for modern prog to be too far into basic rock, this band does anything but that. Highly recommend. Grievous Swoons
When I realized this record was one year old, I remembered how this album got me through the COVID-19 pandemic last summer. I work in a state park in Massachusetts and we saw record visitation. It was a tough time and I just kept this record on blast! And for that reason I bought it on vinyl so thank you Elder!!! I hope for many more years of good music. dad-metal.monster
An unbelievable mixture of stoner and heavy psych sounds and influences, also with plenty of long jam sessions to balance out with the amazing vocals. Ever since hearing this album I have been at a loss for words for describing what makes Elder such a great band to people who don't yet know them. The production on this record is also very, very crisp ellis_boyd_redding