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Invisible Elephant – Pre-Order Now Available

Ah, what a difference a day makes!

Pre-orders for The Lights Go Out are being taken now, with a shipping date of May 10th, or nearest to.

The CD is being produced in a limited amount of 50 CDr’s and comes packaged in a recycled chipboard sleeve; each one hand numbered and hand stamped. They look great (checkout the new artwork at the link below),  and for a humble £5.00, you’ll get your money’s worth. The three additional tracks that aren’t available in the downloadable version are:

  • The Lights Go Out and Everybody Disappears
  • Wind-Up Bird (Extended)
  • Marrakesh Street Scene

Order it through the Sonic Reverie Records store!

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Invisible Elephant – CD Release Update

Just a quick update for those who are waiting…

The artwork for the CD release of Invisible Elephant‘s album The Lights Go Out has been decided upon but is being held under wraps, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see for that one. The release date is currently slated for May 10 – which, if all goes according to plan, means not having to wait too much longer!

The release will be in quite limited numbers, so I suggest acting quickly if you want to be able to lay claim to one of them. Those who do will be supplied with a further 3 bonus tracks unavailable any other way, making it a worthwhile purchase indeed.

In the meantime, and if you haven’t yet done so, you can still grab the original album via Bandcamp, well worth the download and highly recommended for fans of shoegaze, post-rock and psychedelia. (I also recommend paying particular attention to You Can Have It All – great stuff, and likely to take you by surprise even if you are paying close attention).

If you need further convincing, take a listen right here to two tracks from the album – Communication (Part II) and Time. (Thanks to dayne815).


Invisible Elephant – The Lights Go Out Limited Edition CD

Anyone out there that has visited this blog more than once may have read a recent post where I mentioned a great album available via Bandcamp – The Lights Go Out by Invisible Elephant; a solo project out of the UK doing awesome things with “guitars n’ stuff” (my full and proper review is available to read on Last.fm).

I am now beyond thrilled to be able to announce that this project will be getting a physical release via Sonic Reverie Records. The artwork for a limited edition CD is currently being produced, with the CD to be available as early as next week and will include a few bonus tracks previously unavailable.

This is great news indeed, and an even better opportunity to show your support for unique and independant artists producing quality music (not to mention getting your hands on those exclusive tracks – having had the honour of hearing a couple of them, I can assure you they’re worth getting hold of).

If you have not already done so, I urge you to check out this album post haste. Full details on the where’s and when’s of the release will be posted as soon as I know them, so you can be first in line to snap up one of the CDs (after me, of course ;)).

Invisible Elephant on Bandcamp.

On MySpace

On Last.fm

Sonic Reverie Records website

On Blogspot

On Bandcamp

On Last.fm

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Of Course Everyone Wants to Know What I’m Listening To

Pillars and Tongues - Lay of Pilgrim Park

I was much quicker on the mark with this one. By which I mean the latest recording of Pillars and Tongues, released back in February.

Called Lay of Pilgrim Park, the release is limited to 500 vinyl pressings (with a complimentary download) and also available to purchase as a download only. With the magic that I thought their Daytrotter session was, as well as the album Protection (album? the four tracks do have a total running time of about 50 mins, but I suppose whether you consider that an album or EP is a minor detail), I had pretty high expectations for the new release, and I most certainly wasn’t disappointed. Pillars and Tongues  have their craft finely tuned, and Lay of Pilgrim Park is the perfect evidence for it.

The LP can be purchased from the Endless Nest store as well as from Midheaven, where the album can also be purchased in digital format.

Autistic Daughters - Uneasy Flowers

I’ve also just developed a keen fondness for Autistic Daughters, a recommendation on the basis of my resurging interest in P&T, as well as a recent liking for Natural Snow Buildings and fellow Kranky label-mates To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie. On that basis, the rec definitely has merit, but Autistic Daughters stand apart as unique. Blending similar elements, Autistic Daughters are mellow, blues-y and downright seductive.  If you consider the three aforementioned artists – and are familiar enough with each of their sound – you may have a decent frame of reference with what to expect from Autistic Daughters. Then you’ll listen to them and they’ll exceed those expectations. I heard two songs from their 2004 release Jealousy and Diamond and immediately sought the quickest way possible to acquire both of their albums.  (The other being 2008’s Uneasy Flowers).

I resorted to purchasing them in digital format, of course, but owing to my preference for hard-copy I’ll be replacing them with CD versions. Possibly obsessive, possibly a pointless exercise, but I think it was worth it just to be able to hear them post-haste. 😉

Invisible Elephant - The Lights Go Out

I also made a nifty discovery on the site Bandcamp, called Invisible Elephant. I went there looking for something new and interesting, and I think I was pretty darn lucky to have found it as subsequent visits have failed to turn up anything to pique my interest. (This may have something to do with the rather non-existent search engine/terms. The only way to refine a search is by genre tag. Depending on the tag, this turns up vast amounts of artists and albums that would take hours to wade through, or only one or two that have picked such an obscure tag the only way to find it is by browsing all tags and picking it if it sounds interesting.  Or if you already know the artist you’re looking for. I find that somewhat annoying and think more options should be made available for casual browsers. But enough about my demands). Invisible Elephant’s album The Lights Go Out is a dreamy blend of post rock, shoegaze, psych and folk, which is more than worth the free download. I’ve rabbited on quite a bit about in various places so I’ll leave it now with a succinct: Grab it here. (That’s an order, not a dare ;)).

Have A Nice Life - Time of Land

Lastly, thanks once again to a recommendation, I was directed to take a peek at Have A Nice Life, currently offering a 4-track EP called Time of Land for free download here. I have it on decent authority that these tracks are much in the same vein as their album; rather, if you like the artist these songs will offer you something a little more, while not something much different. That’s ok with me, as if this EP is a good indication of what the album Deathconsciousness sounds like, I want it. 🙂 (Think: shoegaze, industrial, post-punk, psych… Appetising combo).

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