This album by the mighty Elder offers six monumental songs, huge in sound, each of them their own cosmic expedition. What begins as driving mid-tempo rock, chock full of heavy guitar riffs, repeatedly erupts into melodic tangents and clever variations. Guest musicians Michael Samos and Mike Risberg added guitars, pedal steel and keyboards to the trio’s sound, making it more voluminous than ever. The influences found here range from ’70s prog dinosaurs such as Yes, King Crimson or Pink Floyd, to the band’s kindred spirits in the European psychedelic and space rock scenes. And although it’s a cliché, Elder uses these influences to create its own sound and style.
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