Release Date: 01 April 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Future Elevators Self Titled Limited Vinyl LP
Debut album for the Future Elevators from Birmingham, Alabama, USA - the new group of music master Michael Shackelford. The longplayer is mixed by Darrell Thorp, who worked previously with Radiohead, Beck, Julia Holter and many more. Future Elevators is one of Birmingham’s most original musical acts. Michael Shackelford - the group’s founder, mainstay, and guiding creative force - is something of a pop confectioner who thinks up impossible sounds and makes them a reality. His self-titled debut as Future Elevators expertly mixes whimsy and gravity, the fantastical with the everyday. Even as he grounds his lyrics in real-world issues, Shackelford fills his songs with new and improbable combinations of familiar sounds: the jagged pastoral folk of "Alabama Song", the Rube Goldberg blues riffs of "Machine Maker", the retro-futuristic r&b of "Modern World", the warm drone of the ten-minute instrumental closer "Aphrodite".
LP - Side One - A1. Rome On A Saturday, A2. Modern World, A3. Losing Sleep, A4. Just Another Day, A5. Alabama Song, Side Two - B1. Machine Maker, B2. It Is What It Is, B3. Everything Everywhere, B4. Narcosis, B5. Aphrodite