New album “Wide Awake But Still Asleep” out on May 29th!
SHAMAN ELEPHANT’s lineup of Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen on vocals and guitar, Jard Hole on drums, Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen on bass, and Jonas Særsten on keyboards, demonstrates an uncanny ability to blend 60s and 70s psychedelia with progressive rock. A skill that has impressed Prog fans both with the band’s studio output as well as live on stage.
With “Wide Awake but Still Asleep”, the band has retained that quintessential SHAMAN ELEPHANT charm, whilst demonstrating a new maturity in terms of song writing and musicianship. As their recent comment on the album attests:
With this album we feel like we have found out who we want to be as a band. Whilst the first album was going in all directions, this album feels more focused and mature. “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is our attempt at making the melodies move like butterflies while the grooves sting like killer bees.
Produced by ENSLAVED’s Iver Sandøy at the Solslottet Studio, and with cover design by Maja Markegård and photography by Tom Wøbbekind.