[News] Psychedelic Prog Rockers Shaman Elephant release new single “Ease of Mind” from upcoming album

With the release of their second full-length album Wide Awake But Still Asleep on the horizon, Norwegian Prog Rockers SHAMAN ELEPHANT have taken the track Ease of Mind and released it as a single, which can be streamed or downloaded at https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/Shaman_Elephant-Ease_Of_Mind

Commenting on the track, SHAMAN ELEPHANT, whose debut album Crystals brought them a lot of attention from Prog fans, had this to say“Ease of Mind” is possibly one of the songs that has taken us the most time, and attempts, to finish. It started off as a rock song but after some playing it shape-shifted into a kind of West Coast Jazz thing. Still not being completely satisfied we changed it again, into what it is now a kind of rock/folk song with compulsive cactus-prog disorder.”

SHAMAN ELEPHANT has always been a band that is able to demonstrate an uncanny skill in the art of blending 60s and 70s psychedelia with progressive rock, sounding as impressive in the studio, as they do live on stage – as fans who have witnessed their shows in Norway and Europe are able to attest.  And, with Wide Awake But Still Asleep,  the lineup of Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen on vocals and guitar, Jard Hole on drums, Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen on  bass, and Jonas Særsten on keyboards, shows just how much the band has matured in terms of song writing and  musicianship, without losing any of that SHAMAN ELEPHANT charm.”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” the band says.Produced by ENSLAVED’s  Iver Sandøy at the Solslottet Studio, and with cover design by Maja Markegård and photography by Tom Wøbbekind, Wide Awake But Still Asleep will be available in CD, LP (both Black and Transparent Orange vinyl versions) and Digital formats.  Set for release on Karisma Records on the 29th May, Wide Awake But Still Asleep it is now available to pre-order from the following:

Bandcamp: https://shamanelephant.bandcamp.com
Webshop: https://www.karismarecords.no/shop/

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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