Elvis Deluxe – The Story So Far
Metal Mind – 2013
Rock, Stoner, Garage, Psychedelic
On that fateful trip through Poland back in October Elvis Deluxe drummer Miko told me about the rough time bands have in their home country and about the difficult future that lay ahead for his own band. For some reason they were unsure what the forward course of action should be after having delivered the brilliant Favorite State Of Mind album in 2011. To serve as an example for that fact and for the celebration of their tenth anniversary they have now delivered an excellent third album called The Story So Far. On it we find three older songs that take you back towards the beginning of the band and five new ones. They promote the new direction they are taking; a more laid-back, minimalist and improvisational approach without ever forgetting their powerful and noisy background. It’s the art of making love for the right passionate amount of time before finally climaxing. It’s the art of stretching out the tension till it becomes almost transparent and then releasing it. And yes, there are also a few full force straightforward explosions for quick relief!
(Written by JK)