The thriving rock and prog scene around Bergen, Norway, has already seen the emergence of bands like Seven Impale, Tiebreaker, D’accorD and Ossicles, and the newest addition to this burgeoning scene is Shaman Elephant. Over the past few years, the four piece has been drawing bigger and bigger crowds in their home town, and, after releasing the digital EP More in 2015 they were snapped up by Karisma Records.
The band’s sound is firmly grounded in the late 60’s and early 70’s psychedelic and progressive proto hard rock style, but mixed with a modern touch. With a great groove provided by drummer Jard Hole (also in the band Línt) and Ole-Andreas Jensen on bass, they form the backbone for keyboardist Jonas Særsten and guitarist and vocalist Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen. Shaman Elephant’s debut Crystals – recorded on the Solslottet Studio in the spring of 2016 with producer Iver Sandøy (producer of Enslaved, Krakow, Seven Impale) – works over old sounds with a modern freshness that guarantees its relevance. On “Shaman In The Woods,” the song we’re today premiering, they sprinkle delicious and magical tiny details over a song that is lead by the amazing melodies of vocalist Eirik.
“Shaman In The Woods, a psychedelic groove-based journey through a mysterious forest. Indulge yourself in this dreamy landscape consisting of airy chords, uplifting melodies and sixties-like vocal harmonies sprinkled over the groovy bass and drums,” says bassist Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen
Shaman Elephant’s debut album Crystals is due to be released December 9th via Karisma Records. Pre-order your copy here.