Anni Elif (SE) – vocals, synthesisers
Pauli Lyytinen (FI) – saxophone, EWI, effects, drum machine, synthesiser
Olavi Louhivuori (FI) – drums
Joonas Saikkonen (FI) – sound
Sat 29.9. Vanha 123:
Elifantree & Mopo
Doors Open 18.30
Gigs at 19.30 & 20.30
Advance tickets 23/18€
By the door 25/20€ elifantree.com
Elifantree moves from dreamscapes to fever sweats within the same bar, enigmatic and unnerving and wonderfully unpredictable. The trio makes music with the framework of jazz, but usually trek well outside of it. With strong rhythmical textures, tenor saxophone, EWI, ambient soundscapes and dazzling vocals they create a sound much larger and wider than the sum of their parts.
The band has been making music together for a decade and in March 2018 their fourth full-length album Anemone was released by record label Eclipse Music. On the new album they proudly introduce a new element to their pallet of instruments – EWI, the electric wind instrument.
Anemone is inspired by reflections on the immense power of love and the colourful flow of underwater worlds. The general water theme on the album led to a co-operation with photographer Susanna Majuri (known for her underwater art) who made the photos for the cover and booklet. “The name Anemone defined the direction of the album and led to sublime dreamy moods and stories that moves between life and death,” says saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen on the band’s new release. As a counterweight to the dreamlike moods Elifantree also delivers lots rhythmical multi-layers, rich harmonies and melodies with a great energy.
Musically Elifantree’s latest album is a progressive mix of Bollywood pop, jazz, ambient, EDM and Caribbean disco. Despite the number of stylistic influences they have succeeded to create a coherent and sensitive musical entity that combines the themes of water, love and loss beautifully. The album features a wide range of musical instruments such as; EWI (electric wind instrument), tenor saxophone, vocals, analogue drum machine, synthesisers, sample-pad, piano and drums. Multi- instrumentalists Anni Elif and Pauli Lyytinen have extended their energetic expression with effect pedals and Olavi Louhivuori, who joined the band in 2015, adds his vibrant and playful drumming to the mix. The outcome is a truly unique and organic album. “With the Anemone-album it feels like we have turned the page”, says vocalist Anni Elif.