A Trip To The Stars: Elephant Stone – “Andromeda”


Elephant Stone


Ship Of Fools

My favorite new band has released a stunningly beautiful video to accompany their song “Andromeda”.  As Rishi Dihr (vocals, bass, sitar, keys) states:

Around Jan 2015, NASA released images of the Andromeda galaxy taken by the Hubble telescope. I was deep in the writing for Ship of Fools and was scouring the net for inspiration. I came upon an article in a Science magazine describing what can be seen from the photograph…. there were lines describing the stars as “grains of sand from a wizard’s hand” (or something like that). Anyhow, I found the article very poetic and inspiring. Pair this with the fact that my musical obsession at the time was Air’s soundtrack for the color reissue of “Le voyage dans la lune” and I was working with the imagery of Bosch’s “Ship of Fools”. So, there’s a lot in this song that may not be so obvious. The icing on the cake, though, was that NASA had also just released via Soundcloud a library of audio recordings (copyright free!!!). So, I downloaded some of the tracks and added them to the outro. It’s all very pop art.

This is art with a capital A.  Elephant Stone is also the most original band out there.  I mean, when you combine Hieronymus Bosch, astronomy, and Air’s soundtracks to get your muse, then throw in a lead sitar, you have something different and wonderful.  Their new album, “Ship Of Fools”  is dropping this month, and they are on tour now.  Catch them live, buy their album, watch their video.

10/1 St-Hyacinthe QC CA Zaricot
10/16 Detroit MI US Small’s
10/17 Chicago IL US Schuba’s
10/18 Columbus OH US Big Room Bar
10/19 Cincinnati OH US MOTR
10/20 Pittsburgh PA US Howler’s
10/21 Philadelphia PA US Kung-Fu Necktie
10/22 Brooklyn NY US Trans-Pecos
11/3 Los Angeles CA US Satellite
11/4 San Francisco CA US Milk Bar
11/7 Portland OR US Bunk Bar
11/8 Vancouver BC CA The Fox Cabaret
11/10 Edmonton AB CA The Aviary
11/11 Calgary AB CA Palomino
11/13 Seattle WA US Lo-Fi
11/16 Fullerton CA US Continental Room
11/29 Rotterdam NL V11
11/30 Amsterdam NL Paradiso
12/2 Antwerp BE Trix Bar
12/3 Paris FR Espace B
12/8 Berlin DE Humbolthain Club
12/10 London GB Shacklewell Arms
12/11 Manchester GB Soup Kitchen

FEELS: lighter than air

SOUNDS: intense

LOOKS: space with chances of life

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