ORGAN THING: A taste of Úlfur Eldjárn’s new album, the new Free Salamander Exhibit album…


Úlfur Eldjárn, he of the always excellent Apparat Organ Quartet and such, has a new solo track, a piece called Hands Up In The Air, from his forthcoming album. Here it right now, cut to the case here’s the music, the new track from the forthcoming album The Aristokrasia Project

Úlfur Eldjárn is a composer and producer from Reykjavík, Iceland. His works include award nominated compositions for TV series, theatre, video games and commercials. He’s also a member of Apparat Organ Quartet, a band comprised of four electronic organ players and a drummer. He’s released one full-length solo album, “Field Recordings: Music from the Ether.”


Meanwhile, someone pointed out we hadn’t said much about the new Free Salamander Exhibit album, the evolving thing that was once that glorious band Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. it came out late last year, they said something about “Utopian cyber-hippie, this is your world now”, here it is in full, it talks for itself as most good music does… There’s never enough time and well, never enough money either. I don’t know if they mind the whole thing being up on YouTube, someone posted it, here it is, and there’s the links that’ll take you to your own copy, excellent album, it will no doubt get lots of radio play on the Other Rock Show once we have a spare bit of cash to go buy the thing of glorious beauty.


.”Web of Mimicry is delighted to open the doors to the FREE SALAMANDER EXHIBIT. For quite some duration of years, 4/5ths of the staff of the legendary Sleepytime Gorilla Museum have been assembling this installation behind the spindly curtains of their collective creative cocoon. Insiders will have heard the rumors — tales told over campfires at their yearly assemblies — of a silent germination taking place somewhere in the wilderness of California. And now, suddenly and without warning, the collective bursts forth — the doors fly open and the Exhibit’s long-anticipated unveiling is upon us!
UNDESTROYED delivers a genre-damning assault of clarity, confusion, tottering riffage and apocalyptic joy to the listener. What is probably most distinguishing is that, Lo and Behold, Free Salamander Exhibit is a BAND in the truest sense of the word. A very real, well-honed, cared-about and labored-over band that builds upon its ancient and true chemistries with their new ideas. Forgoing any suggestion of cheap imaginary elaborations into digital simulacra, we are rewarded with Free Salamander Exhibit’s preference for an arsenal of imaginative homemade musical instruments (in addition to their guitars, basses, and drums).Though it’s as difficult-as-ever to characterize much about this collective with any accuracy, Undestroyed sees them embracing their true art-prog-rock (in opposition) calling as never before. Both initiates and newcomers are better off abandoning all expectation as they step into their new curatorial realm.Artwork immersion comes in full-spades with a 6-panel digipac and 4 page insert – a lavish and fitting accompaniment to the barbed rhythms, pungent harmonies, prickly textures and somnambulistic poetics.What better way to punctuate the headlong stumble “Into the night, into the dark, into black silence” than to walk across the threshold of Undestroyed?”


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