Elephant Pill

New Music Critique: Elephant Pill


A trio of curious tracks from this Erie, PA composer are resolutely dark, dank, solitary and require patience from the listener. A beat slowly emerges from the murk, mystery and heavy hiss of “Street Wolf” whose creepy cadence leads nowhere in particular, despite some distant howls at the end. Better is “Leftover Tandem Bicycles” whose three-chord piano progression is gradually embellish with sonic weight and drama. Best (and shortest) by far is “Be My Daddy” where the artist really leans out to include everything from chants, a child’s soundbites (“Look, Daddy!”), jazz saxophone and a funky drumkit. The composition is playfully intriguing and presents Elephant Pill at his most imaginative.

Contact: [email protected]
Web: elephantpill.bandcamp.com
Seeking: Film/TV, Distribution
Style: Experimental Trip-Hop