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CD released: Feb 26, 2021

Tracklisting:
1. Arrival Of The New Elders
2. Rite Of Accession
3. Sojourn
4. Tales Of Secrets
5. Throughout The Worlds
6. Chasing The Hidden
7. Chemical Boogie
8. Solar Song
ELEPHANT 9
ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ELDERS
Label: RUNE GRAMMOFON
Cat No: RCD2218
Barcode: 7033662022182
Packaging: CD Regular

St le Storl kken - Rhodes piano, Hammond organ, grand piano, Eminent 310, Mellotron, Continuum Nikolai H ngsle - Electric bass,
electric and acoustic guitars Torstein Lofthus - Drums, percussion. After a solid run of five studio albums and 2019's two double live
albums, Psychedelic Backfire I and II, Elephant9 had taken their groovy mix of high energy rock and power jazz as far as they could. In
this respect Arrival Of The New Elders comes as a welcome and most timely addition to their recorded output. More varied, mature and
reflective, don't let the self-ironic (?) title mislead you, they are as groovy as ever, but more structured and less jam oriented, with the
longest track clocking in around the seven minute mark. Rather short, by their standards.Having built a solid live reputation even before
their brilliant 2008 debut Dodovoodoo, the trio boasts what is probably the strongest rhythm section in Norway, complemented with keyboard magician extraordinaire, the one and only St le Storl kken. And boy, does he excel himself on this album, notably with more
focus on the Rhodes than before. That said, this is nothing if not another strong group effort from what has been a very tight unit
straight from the outset. Seven brand new compositions from Storl kken and one from H ngsle make way for what we consider to be
their finest and most cohesive album to date. Arrival Of The New Elders was recorded by trusted stalwart Christian Engfelt, with early
Dungen producer Mattias Glav handling the mixing duties.St le started his musical journey in Veslefrekk with Jarle Vespestad and
Arve Henriksen in the 90s, soon morphing into Supersilent with Helge Sten on board. He's also a member of M ster! and Humcrush,
and have collaborated with a number of artists, most notably Motorpsycho. Nikolai is also a member of Bigbang, Needlepoint and Band
Of Gold and have appeared on a couple of hundred records. The same goes for Torstein, an associate member of numerous bands
ranging from pop and soul to free jazz. But Elephant9 has always been their special baby.

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