Tuesday, April 10, 2007

ELEH, "FLOATING FREQUENCIES/INTUITIVE SYNTHESIS"


For all you fans of the minimalist droney-drone, check out the new album by Eleh called "Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis". Made from purely analogue shifting bass tones, Eleh cites Charlemagne Palestine, LaMonte Young, Pauline Oliveros and Terry Riley as influences for the album. Download a sample from the link below:
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or look for a copy online. Only 400 copies of the LP were pressed, but there are still a few available a reasonable prices on eBay and other sites.

**EDIT--I was at PurePop today & they have a copy of this album--only one of the 400, so if you want it, get it fast**

8 comments:

casey said...

Umm, totally off-subject, but the Grizzly Bear song "Lullabye" is amazing. Just thought you should know. I'm sure you already do.

greg davis said...

never heard of Eleh.
sounds and looks surprisingly close to Sun Circle. haha...

jay, also wanted to let you know in case you are interested, im playing a show with the books on sunday at the somerville theatre in somerville MA. its a trek but should be a sweet show....

jay said...

Nice! I may have to make a roadtrip...what time does the show start?

Casey, you're right--"Lullabye" is beautiful song. Unfortunately, it's probably the track that gets them pegged with all of the Animal Collective comparisons.

But I think you're going to hear that said about any band that uses dissonant vocal harmonies and odd instrumentation for a while. Just like how every band that had an expressive lead singer & a phaser pedal was being compared to Radiohead a few years back.

greg davis said...

i think the grizzlies would welcome an AC comparison. it seems like they were/are trying really hard to stuff themselves in that neo-psych category which i dont think is too fitting for them.

greg davis said...

btw, jay i think the doors are at 7pm, i start around 9pm.

jay said...

Hmmm...that means I could get home by 1-2 AM. I can probably swing that.

greg davis said...

jay, i picked up the Eleh LP at pure pop today.
heard some samples of it online and had to grab it.
turns out that john from important records emailed me a few days back and asked if SUN CIRCLE wants to do a split record with ELEH. yay rad!
rumour has it that Eleh is one mr. o'malley of sunn((o)) fame.....

jay said...

That's great Greg! What a collaboration that would be; I really hope it works out.

I'm also glad that it was you who picked up the Eleh record. I wanted to get it myself but after buying my new guitar and a few effects pedals, I'm pretty well broke. At least the record went to a good home with someone who will appreciate it!