Indie electronic trio Elder Island release their hotly anticipated sophomore album Swimming Static alongside ‘Making Of’ documentary film.
Following 2019’s acclaimed debut album ‘The Omnitone Collection’, Elder Island’s new ten-track record ‘Swimming Static’ sees the band reach new heights of expertly crafted experimentation. Flitting between the surreal dream-state of electronica and the storytelling-esque lyricisms of indie, the new album tempers introspection with a coveted taste of feel-good pop, offering dashes of neo-soul at the core.
Named after the agitation and general listlessness felt during lockdown, the trio are carving out a genre-defying space, with infectious songs that shapeshift and captivate.
Speaking about the upcoming album which was recorded over the past year in their home studio, Elder Island explain:
“Swimming Static is an album born of freeform musical expression, shaped by overcoming challenges and fortified by the severity of focus bestowed upon it. The album explores our disposition towards nostalgia and reflection. The fallibility and changeability of history, myth and memory. Within the tracks we learnt to apprehend and appreciate the turmoils of the present by looking elsewhere but all the time striving to pledge ourselves to the moment.”
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Alongside this, the band have worked with longtime friend and director Nic Kane to capture the ‘Making Of’ process of the new album. A mix of studio footage and talking heads, the 16 minute short film explores the band’s processes in depth, tracing songs from early handwritten notes to studio jams and finished pieces. With a shining DIY ethos, they highlight the creative freedom their independence has allowed them.