SonVer & Elephant Leaf - 3 Songs
3 Songs is a collaborative EP between SonVer and Elephant Leaf. With this EP, the charged atmospherics of SonVer forge ahead into new territory as they collaborate with Belgium’s Elephant Leaf. The predominantly instrumental SonVer find a kindred voice in Lucie Dehli’s haunting vocals. The movement, time and space of SonVer’s soundscapes combine brilliantly with the lyrical imagery of Elephant Leaf resulting in this compelling work.
The bands took it in turns to take the lead, tracks one and three being SonVer songs with Elephant Leaf guesting, track two an Elephant Leaf song with SonVer guesting.
SonVer are an experimental/post-rock band from the UK, their sound ranges from minimal ambient to impassioned, layered post rock epics. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes touching but always beautifully constructed and uncommonly moving.
Elephant Leaf - hailing from Belgium - represent all that is good in minimalist experimental music. They strip back their sound to reveal the ambience that resides within, whilst maintaining that crucial connection with ‘real’ music. Layered and textured, their music explores soundscapes with electronic beats and processed sounds, underpinned with sometimes melodic, sometimes abstracted and rhythmical bass. Pushing beyond the conventional boundaries of song structure, Lucie Dehli’s vocals add focus and vivid emotional direction to their sound.
The opening sounds of the EP are a field recording which Jo (SonVer) made on the beach in La Gomera, in the Canary Islands. The photo on the front cover is of a little fort Ben (SonVer) made out of stones on the same beach.
Elephant Leaf appear courtesy of Tutuguri. http://www.tutuguri.org/