Electric Eye

From The Poisonous Tree From The Poisonous Tree

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We’re at Broen Studio in Bergen. Øystein Braut, Njål Clementsen, Anders Bjelland and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde have locked into a groove that never seems to stop. Their bodies are swaying in time with the music, their heads are eagerly shaking to the song that’s pumping out of the room, and it seems like they’ll never get out of it. Maybe they don’t want to get out?

It’s a little over a year since Electric Eye released their second album, 'Different Sun', and only eight months since their live album, 'Live at Blå', came out. But now they’re standing here again, ready to pull you into a new whirlwind of psychedelic and hypnotic rhythms.

Since last time they’ve travelled the world and visited countries like USA, UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, Denmark and many more. They’ve been everywhere to play concerts, which is where you really want to experience Electric Eye. Now they’ve brought all of their concerts into the studio, together with all of their experiences and a bunch of new songs. It can’t be anything else than great.

The band will release their third album in November 2017. It sounds like a soundtrack to a movie that hasn’t been made yet, it’s crazy acid prog, it’s ethno jazz, it’s old school hip hop grooves mixed with the easily recognizable Electric Eye sound.

Electric Eye may be caught in a groove, but their album «The Poisonous Tree» will be released by Jansen Plateproduksjon on November 3rd.

Bio

January, 2015: A new year’s hurricane is ravaging Bergen. Its aftermath rips and tears into the Western Norwegian town for a week. In Broen Studio, where Electric Eye is plugged in, the walls constantly shake from lightning, thunder, violent downpours and wind. It probably isn’t a coincidence that Different Sun, album number two from the quartet, is a record full of fickle and dramatic energy. It’s veritably crackling from fuzz guitars and psychedelic organs. Electric Eye has definitely landed – in the eye of the hurricane.

Through 40 minutes the listener is taken on seven journeys, all drenched in tape echo, sitar sounds, backwards guitar solos, bongos and monotonous fuzz bass; a dynamic rollercoaster where the landscape fluctuates between open and calm desert moods, and then suddenly ignites the rocket engines and leaves the atmosphere once and for all. The Bergen-based group, consisting of Øystein Braut (guitar, vocals), Njål Clementsen (bass), Anders Bjelland (keyboards) and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde (drums), are thus following up their 2013 debut album Pick-up, Lift-up, Space, Time in a brilliant way.

That the phrase “the journey is the goal” may seem tired doesn’t make it less truthful. For Electric Eye, this is the fundament for their musical existence. Long musical journeys in wide landscapes where the moods and the overwhelming, absorbing and repeating themes play a key role. As a listener you have two choices: either you’re with it, or you leave it. With Different Sun on the turntable, the choice is easy.

It’s fully possible to hear traces of the golden psychedelic reveries of the 60s and the lyrical and scenic progrock of the 70s in Electric Eye’s music. A dose of motoric, German sounds must be mentioned, as well as Indian drone music. But Different Sun is first and foremost proof of Electric Eye as a band who in every way are present in the moment, where they guide the listeners on a perpetual musical journey full.

Tracklist

1. Sometimes You Got To Jump to Lift Your Feet
2. Invisible Prison
3. Rock på Norska
4. Endless Summer
5. Turn Around, Face the Sun
6. Serenity
7. The Diamond Sutra
8. Meditasjonen

For Fans Of

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Home Market

Bergen, Norway

Album Details

Artist

Electric Eye

Album Title

From The Poisonous Tree

Street Date

11/17/2017

Order Due Date

10/20/2017

Discount

10% (ends 11/23/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Jansen Plateproduksjon

Parent Label

Inkind Music

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD10

UPC

7041881389320

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

JANSEN093CD

Album Details

Artist

Electric Eye

Album Title

From The Poisonous Tree

Street Date

11/17/2017

Order Due Date

10/20/2017

Discount

10% (ends 11/23/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Jansen Plateproduksjon

Parent Label

Inkind Music

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP17

UPC

7041881389313

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

JANSEN093LP

Tour Dates

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