Psychedelic Prog Rockers SHAMAN ELEPHANT will celebrate the release of their latest album “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” by streaming their release party live from the Bergen Kjøtt Cultural Centre via social media. Details of the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/196280798118430
The event will stream live at 22:00 on Saturday 30th May at the following:
It will also be available on YouTube after the live event.
“Wide Awake but Still Asleep”, which hits the street on Karisma Records today, 29th May, is the second full-length album from the Norwegians, whose 2016 debut album “Crystals” brought them to the attention of Prog fans world-wide, who were impressed not only by the band’s studio output, but also by their live performances, and their skill at blending 60s and 70s psychedelia with progressive rock.
Produced by ENSLAVED’s Iver Sandøy at the Solslottet Studio, and with cover design by Maja Markegård and photography by Tom Wøbbekind, track listing for “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is as follows:
1. Wide Awake but Still Asleep
2. H.M.S. Death, Rattle and Roll
3. Steely Dan
4. Ease of Mind
7. Strange Illusions
The band, whose lineup comprises Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen on vocals and guitar, Jard Hole on drums, Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen on bass, and Jonas Særsten on keyboards, have lost none of that SHAMAN ELPHANT charm for which they are known, but they have reached a new maturity in terms of their song writing and playing, as well as having developed a greater focus on who they are and what they want from their music. Commenting recently on “Wide Awake but Still Asleep”, the band had this to say:”
With this album we feel like we have found out who we want to be as a band. Whilst the first album was going in all directions, this album feels more focused and mature. “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is our attempt at making the melodies move like butterflies while the grooves sting like killer bees.
“Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is available in CD, LP (both Black and Transparent Orange vinyl versions) and Digital formats and is available from all the usual retailers and streaming services as well from the following:
Digital Streaming and Download Services: