12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The U.K. duo of Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck lurk in the land where ‘60s girl-group pop meets a gothic end. Like any number of musical ensembles that feature heavily reverbed female vocals and dreamlike instrumentation, Elephant seek to replicate that aching twinge of nostalgia that comes with imagining the past as being so far away it hurts. Rivas’ voice is well-suited for the task, and the duo’s decision to move beyond their lo-fi start is as inevitable as it is necessary. “Allured” captures the feeling they’re looking for without harming their sound. “Elusive Youth” nails the modernized '60s pop sound they desire without the pained lethargy of Lana Del Rey. Speaking of whom, “Shipwrecked” takes on a deliberately Del Rey–like catatonic vibe for a David Lynch–style experience where dreams and reality warp together as one. “Come to Me” adds a solid backbeat that’s deliberately missing throughout most of the album; it's a welcomed moment of convention, even if Elephant know they can’t get too dependent on it without losing their quirky sound.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The U.K. duo of Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck lurk in the land where ‘60s girl-group pop meets a gothic end. Like any number of musical ensembles that feature heavily reverbed female vocals and dreamlike instrumentation, Elephant seek to replicate that aching twinge of nostalgia that comes with imagining the past as being so far away it hurts. Rivas’ voice is well-suited for the task, and the duo’s decision to move beyond their lo-fi start is as inevitable as it is necessary. “Allured” captures the feeling they’re looking for without harming their sound. “Elusive Youth” nails the modernized '60s pop sound they desire without the pained lethargy of Lana Del Rey. Speaking of whom, “Shipwrecked” takes on a deliberately Del Rey–like catatonic vibe for a David Lynch–style experience where dreams and reality warp together as one. “Come to Me” adds a solid backbeat that’s deliberately missing throughout most of the album; it's a welcomed moment of convention, even if Elephant know they can’t get too dependent on it without losing their quirky sound.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Manolete R. ,

Sky Swimming

Truly magnificent creation! I can listen to this tune all day and every day and fits many moods, romantic, nostalgic, upbeat and dreamy…
Looking forward to their next rendition.

EmmylouMarie ,

<3333

Amazing record. I listen to it straight through every time. It's dreamy, dark, and nostalgic all at once! Highly recommend.

Nick is not my name. ,

Awed

This. Is. Brilliant! My first word was elephant so I typed it up and found this!!! Your sounds hit the mark of nostalgia and plus are lulling, capturing, and up-beat some way. Thanks for becoming a song writer and singer I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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