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Elder och King Buffalo kommer tillbaka till Göteborg och gör sitt första Sticky Fingers-gig!
Band members and friends Nick DiSalvo, Jack Donovan and Matt Couto already dismissed any last remains of stoner metalstereotypes on Lore (2015). Their current
album, which was written following the long and acclaimed Lore tour in moments ofintense creativity, is a journey into prog
rock and psychedelic worlds. Six monumental songs, huge in sound, each of them their own cosmic expedition. What begins as driving mid-tempo rock filled with heavy guitar riffs repeatedly erupts into melodic tangents and clever variations. The high demands that DiSalvo places on his own songwriting seem to become more unfettered from minute tominute – as does the pleasure of listeningto him. Guest musicians Michael Samos and Mike Risberg have added additional guitars, pedal steel and keyboards to the trio, making Elder’s sound more voluminous than ever, and the influences found here range from 70s prog dinosaurs such as Yes, King Crimson or Pink Floyd to their kindred spirits Motorpsycho or 35007. And it is of course a cliché, but Elder bring their own organism to life from all these influences. Elder already strike out on their chosen path on the album opener “Sanctuary”. What begins as a trademark stoner song turns on its own axis several times at minute four, morphing into lyrical polyphonic pickings and using a Mellotron to sweet-talk its way to an unfathomable and brutal finale. “The Falling Veil” moves between Thin Lizzy withpalpitations and Motorpsycho (era “Heavy Metal Fruit”). Those who think of Kyussduring “Staving off Truth” won’t be able to hold that thought the entire 11 minutes ofthe song. And as hymn-like as the riffs canbe, the band never settles down to one part for longer than two minutes. But at the sametime, thesongs never lose their coherence,because all parts are logically woven intoone another. And it could be that “Sonntag”,a detour into the Krautrock motor functions of Neu!, most clearly shows the limitlesscosmic ambitions of Elder.Elder will be taking Reflections of a FloatingWorld live to European fans in July andAugust 2017, followed by a USA tour in thefall. The East Coast trio will be a quartet forthe first time ever on these tours with the addition of Mike Risberg on second guitarand keyboards. Anybody who has alreadyseen Elder live know that they shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see them on this tour!