Invisible Elephant - Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea
Genre: Shoegaze/Post-Rock/Dream Pop
Country: United Kingdom
01. Commercial Appeal
03. Where is Home from Here?
04. Wish [Feat. Ryli]
05. When It's All Over
06. Room 208
07. Do You Believe?
08. Black Sound
09. Back in the Box
Description: Invisible Elephant is the solo project of a UK artist who writes the songs, plays all of the instruments and records the work at home combining found sounds, hazy guitars and spectral vocals. Blending elements of post-rock, shoegaze, psychedelic rock, folk-rock and dream pop he creates an immersive sound that defies simple categorisation. Veering from softly spoken psychedelic folk to ethereal soundscapes to monolithic walls of feedback, it's difficult to pin the sound down to one genre. Following on from last year's impressive and extremely well received debut Invisible Elephant returns with 'Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea' an album of quiet heartbreak, searing dissolution and ultimately redemption. Anomie expands and builds on the dreamlike ambient haziness sound that made The Lights Go Out an otherworldly journey and lets reality filter in. What follows is an exploration of an inner world through sound and emotion in the light of loss.
The indefinable nature of Invisible Elephant's music isn't really surprising given the huge influence it takes from the literary works of Haruki Murakami as well as the diverse array of subtle musical influences from Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai to Sparklehorse. This informs the sound which fuses the downbeat sincerity of freak folk with the visceral force of shoegaze and the cinematic euphoria of post-rock. The end result is music which exhibits subtlety, ferocity, discordance, melody and an acute ear for imbuing the familiar with the futuristic.
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