Returning to the studio for their tenth recording, the New York-based duo Elysian Fields has emerged with some of their strongest and most original work to date. Ranging from the unclassifiable haunting folk ballad 'Bird In Your House', through the radiant danger of 'Rosy Path', they take the listener on a long drive into paradox, human foibles, magic and nature. Touring through clouds of intoxicating arousal, the scent of skunks by the roadside, spiders and butterflies all animate the gorgeous, pagan, 'The Animals Know'.
Jennifer contemplates the fate of man on 'Cost of your Soul', while Oren and the band infuse jazz into the mix of sublime, austere moods. 'Cross Rail Drive' journeys south of the Mason-Dixon line and back in time in a vulnerable ballad of childhood trauma, inspiring the album's title.
A celebration of sensuality, freedom and beauty, 'Higher Power' lays bare Jennifer's private mythology, romancing and transporting the listener out of his body. Closing the album, the vast, expansive and ecstatic ballads 'Elysian Fields' and 'Shadow Of The Living Light' (inspired by Hildegard Von Bingen) leave you with a feeling of eternity echoing in your soul.
Returning mixer and long time David Bowie collaborator Mark Plati adds his audio magic. Master drummers Chris Vatalaro (Brian Eno) and Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St. Vincent) remain in the heart of the band's sound, as do long time band members and jazz greats James Genus and Ben Perowsky and others too many to name.
"There is no beginning and no end. I am addressing everyone and telling them that they're divine! There is radiance in every living thing." - Jennifer Charles
Nothing better than a new & sweet video from the new-york cult band Elysian Fields to begin the new year! "The Animals Know" is made by Steven Mertens. The song is taken from EF's last album, Ghosts of No, available (CD, vinyl, streaming, mp3, flac) on our new webshop, here. Masterpiece!
Elysian Fields announce new tour dates along with new video. Jennifer Charles basks in the sublime in Elysian Fields latest single and paean to nature and paganism "Higher Power", which invokes animism and resplendent joy. Directed by Lance Scott Walker. Premiered by Libération.
09/10 • BROOKLYN, NY (USA), The Owl Music Parlor
13/10 • MONTLUÇON (03), Le 109
14/10 • NYON (CH), L’Usine à Gaz
15/10 • BOURGOIN-JALLIEU (38), Les Abattoirs
16/10 • AVIGNON (84), L’Akwaba
19/10 • FIGEAC (48), La Chapelle
21/10 • BULLE (CH), Ébullition
22/10 • DELEMONT (CH), Sas
23/10 • LAGORCE (07), Centre Culturel La Crypte
25/10 • MARSEILLE (13), Le Poste à Galène
26/10 • PAU (64), La Ferronnerie
27/10 • BORDEAUX (33), Le Rocher de Palmer (+ TvB)
28/10 • SAINTE-BAZEILLE (47), Le 180 (+ TvB)
29/10 • SAINT-NAZAIRE (44), Le VIP (+ TvB)
02/11 • PARIS (75), TBA
Two chances to listen to Elysian Fields on the radio:
• Sunday 15th: Elysian Fields, live session in the great Label Pop show on France Musique.
• Monday 16th: Elysian Fields will be playing two songs from their new album Ghosts of No, at 9PM in Le Nouveau Rendez-Vous, on France Inter.
Returning to the studio for their tenth recording, the New York-based duo has emerged with some of their strongest and most original work to date.
|1.||Bird In Your House||Elysian Fields||4:34|
|2.||Rosy Path||Elysian Fields||3:12|
|3.||The Animals Know||Elysian Fields||3:28|
|4.||Cost Of Your Soul||Elysian Fields||4:41|
|5.||Crossrail Drive||Elysian Fields||2:33|
|6.||Higher Power||Elysian Fields||3:27|
|8.||The Magician||Elysian Fields||2:51|
|9.||Mess Of Mistakes||Elysian Fields||4:34|