CIMMERIAN SHADE RECORDINGS (US) is proud to announce that we will be working with Providence Rhode Island (US) avante-garde doom psychonauts: QUEEN ELEPHANTINE on the release of their fifth full-length: “KALA”. “KALA” will be released October 21, 2016 through an eclectic and worldly partnership of labels:
Argonauta Records (Italy) – CD
Cimmerian Shade Records (US) – LP
Tartarus Records (Netherlands) – Cassette
Atypeek Music (France) – Digital
With a fluid lineup and various experiments in approach over the course of their four albums, Queen Elephantine is a nebulous worship of heavy mood and time. The group formed in 2006 in Hong Kong but has always been a shapeshifter. At the end of 2007 it moved base to New York and is currently based in Providence.
Recorded by I. Sims, Mixed by Indrayudh Shome.
Mastered by Billy Anderson. Art by Adrian Dexter.
Throne of the Void in the Hundred Petal Lotus
indrayudh shome: guitar
ian sims: drumset
mat becker: bass
srinivas reddy: guitar
derek fukumori: percussion
samer ghadry: guitar, synth
nathanael totushek: drumset + percussion on 2,4,6
nick disalvo: mellotron on 1,2, 3
michael scott isley: percussion on 2,4
‘Quartz’, the first single from the album is available here: https://youtu.be/70obsihEdAk.
‘Onyx’ was premiered at The Obelisk: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/03/23/queen-elephantine-kala-review-premiere/
H.P. Taskmaster had this to say about “KALA’: “Kala pushes Queen Elephantine deeper into volume as a spiritual or cerebral expression, and proves just as immersive a journey for the listener as one imagines it was for the artist, but even more than that, it reinforces just how woefully underappreciated they continue to be.”