La Gruyere | Elder drifts towards progressive stoner

Thu, 05. Jan. 2023

Stickman Records

Since 2006, Elder has been tracing his path not only between Massachusetts and Berlin, but also between stoner and progressive rock. Indeed, after two albums very marked by fuzz and festive distortion, the group has little by little eyed towards more complexity, both in the sense of the architecture of its compositions and in terms of sonorities, increasingly rich. and eclectic.

With Innate passage, the quartet has just released its sixth album. Five lengthy titles that each time leave time throbbing for nearly ten minutes. To start with Catastasis, a slow drift which alternates aerial arpeggios and feverish surges. Or Endless returna virtuoso rodeo between hair guitars in the wind, solos in hard rock mode and…

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