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Elephant Stone – Elephant Stone (2013) review

July 25, 2014

Elephant Stone – Elephant Stone (2013) review

Elephant Stone “Elephant Stone” (Hidden Pony Records, 2013)
Much like the work George Harrison did in the 60’s, on all
of The Beatles albums, Elephant Stone weave an eclectic exotic mix of classic
psychedelic rock, along with elements of of traditional Indian music, that is
quiet breathable, expansive, and sits comfortably, without being indulgent,
sloppy, or sounding scripted.  Yes,
that’s saying a lot, and like the Allah Las, are part of a unique new sound
that I can only refer to as Mod. 
On this, their self titled release, the band morphs into a
solid band who’ve created a great jangling guitar laced album that will instantly
bring you back for a second listen.  Most
psych bands tend to redefine themselves on their sophomore outings, getting
edgier, perhaps darker, or more immersive, but not Elephant Stone, who quiet
simply, have chosen to be more refined, delivering an identifiable sound that
embraces their influences [The Byrds, Steppenwolf, Tom Petty, The Beatles, and
Bob Dylan] without sounding beholding … creating a singular event that will
challenge those who follow.
The music created here is flawless, there are no throw away
tracks, and  Rishi Dhir, a sought after
sitar player, who has worked with Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Soundtrack Of
Our Lives, and Beck, to mention just a few, helping them to establish an
atmosphere filled with etherial emotional surrealism, without allowing the use
of his sitar to come across as some sort of novelty.  Elephant Stone allows me smile, fills my head
with swirling visions, and delivers a grouping of dreamy psych pop songs that
are well worth listening to.
Review made by Jenell Kesler/2014
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