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Sky Swimming

Elephant Audio CD
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Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck don't just sing about feverish, frayed and fractured romances – in the three years since forming Elephant, they've been living one.

It’s fitting that Sky Swimming, their debut full length release is a seductive, night time delight of an album. After all, it was in the twilight hours of a May morning three years ago that Pontefract ... Read more in Amazon's Elephant Store

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  • Audio CD (28 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • ASIN: B00HUH19XS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,026 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Skyscraper 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Allured 3:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ants 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Elusive Youth 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Shipwrecked 3:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Torn Tongues 4:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Come To Me 3:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. TV Dinner 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sky Swimming 3:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Golden 3:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Shapeshifter 3:51£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck don't just sing about feverish, frayed and fractured romances - in the three years since forming Elephant, they've been living one.

It's fitting that Sky Swimming, their debut full length release is a seductive, night time delight of an album. After all, it was in the twilight hours of a May morning three years ago that Pontefract native Amelia Rivas and Bristolian Christian Pinchbeck met at a house party and in alcohol-soaked all-nighter sessions that Sky Swimming was written.

A fibrous collection of songs about relationships - their own included, which broke down during the making of the album - hazy memories, twisted dreams, the metaphysical bleeding in to the physical - Sky Swimming - all trilling keyboards, swooping melodies, broken hip hop beats, looped strings and Amelia's uniquely curvy vocals - that makes you want to clamp your headphones tighter on your ears, letting you swim in its every detail and emotion. Influenced by everything from Toro Y Moi to composer Angelo Badalamenti, Everything But The Girl to rap originators Arrested Development and Joe Meek's productions, it's an intensely varied listen.

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Disc: 1

1. Assembly
2. Skyscraper
3. Allured
4. Ants
5. Elusive Youth
6. Shipwrecked
7. Torn Tongues
8. Come To Me
9. TV Dinner
10. Sky Swimming
11. Golden
12. Shapeshifter


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Elephant are a lo-fi music loving pair whose work harks back to the heyday of bedroom pop, both in the technical and literal harking sense. Last year saw much rejoicing as the London couple, Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck, reunited after heavy differences to continue their musical journey to a time where French hip-hop keys ruled the world. Now delivering the debut album we almost missed, Sky Swimming has no shortage of candidates for comparison, yet it’s a distinctive record that always welcomes you back with a variety of moods to suit.

The first track “Assembly” might satisfy those drawn in by nods tipping the hat towards Tennis and Summer Camp, but it makes a sizable noise in the crowd with percussion that perfects an eerie keyboard and atmospheric riff. The varying vocal melodies and speedy arrangements on “Allured”, “Shipwrecked” and acoustic wonderment on “Golden” meanwhile, suggest that the same experimental nature that churned out for their first EP with a £10 Casio was kept much intact for Sky Swimming’s recording process, though an overall crisp production effort keeps everything a more concerted effort.

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com/reviews/elephant-sky-swimming/
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice One for starters 22 Jun 2014
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Amazed that no other reviews yet...can only suspect this young duo haven't yet hit the US proper as they're Brits...I'm sure they will. A sort of update on the truly wonderful Sundays / Cocteau Twins and it's very good indeed. Hope it's not true but rumours they're not together in the biblical sense any more so this may be the one and only record. If so, it'll be one of those cult classics. There's some good You Tube stuff to try them out.
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