Elf Power - Twitching in Time

Orange Twin
(OTR050-1-GRN: 708527017517/OTR050-1: 708527071373/OTR050-2: 708527071380)
Release date: 05/12/2017
Genre: Indie Rock




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1. Halloween Out Walking 2. Ten Dollars on the Ground 3. Watery Shreds 4. The Cat Trapped in the Wall 5. Sniper in the Balcony 6. All Things Combined 7. In a Room 8. Too Many Things in my Hands 9. Cycling Aimlessly 10. Cold Vines 11. Twitching in Time 12. Melted Down 13. Withered Husk 14. Gorging on the Feast

Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years have released thirteen albums, two EPs, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998's Dave Fridmann-produced A Dream In Sound and 2008's collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, Dark Developments have cemented the bands' reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic psychedelic folk rock around.

Their latest album Twitching in Time combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. Opening track “Halloween Out Walking” combines minimal and beautiful folk rock arrangements with otherworldly Moog synthesizer gurglings to awe-inspiring effect. Other highlights include “Watery Shreds”, a piano ballad that transforms itself into an explosive an unexpected distorted guitar drone freakout, sounding like an unlikely marriage of avant-garde keyboardist Laurie Anderson and drone metallers Sunn 0)) . Songs like the title track and “Cycling Aimlessly” are classic fuzzed out melodic rock songs the likes of which the band has become known for, while songs like “Gorging on the Feast” explore a jazzy, melancholy terrain before decending into a shredding heavy rock assault. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band’s most diverse and satisfying albums yet. On this album, singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter are joined by Matthew Garrison on bass, Peter Alvanos on drums, and Davey Wrathgabar on guitar.

The album is released on the band’s own Orange Twin Records, that has released almost 50 albums since 2001, including releases by Neutral Milk Hotel, Vic Chesnutt, Jeff Mangum, Jack Logan, Nana Grizol, Gerbils and many more. Orange Twin Records works in conjunction with The Orange Twin Conservation Community, 155 acres of beautiful land on the outskirts of Athens, GA that has initiated the development of a highly progressive, self-sustainable and ecologically-minded cluster village and nature preserve.

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