Another career win for Pele...
melmack | Cambridge, MA United States | 12/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another incredible, instrumental album from Pele. Even after a big personnel shift, they have developed their sound into an impressive tapestry- a mature step forward from "Teaching the History of Teaching Geography". Taking full advantage of the studio, Pele incorporates piano, vibraphone, keyboards, banjo, and multiple guitar tracks to create an amazingly full sound where each listen can reveal a new theme. Elephant is an unusual title for this album because it shifts so nimbly and subtly through each track with the occasional triumphant, anthemic finish, but forget the irony, this is a thoughtful, complex, beautiful album.(For those that were able to chase down copies of Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller's Collection of Colonies of Bees, several of those movements are beautifully transformed into complete songs here.)"
A Fine CD
melmack | 06/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is quite the mix of sounds. In a turbulent but beautiful combination of post-rock sounds, this ablum continues the experimentalness of their previous ablums. Intimate and inspirational, elephant offers up surprisingly delightful strange moods and feelings. I'm not saying that it's the best thing I've heard, but good stuff, and worthwhile to have in your collection"