QUEEN ELEPHANTINE returns with their second EP in a digital series of improvisations titled Tribute To Atrophos. The illustrious psychedelic avant-garde collective was formed in Hong Kong in 2006 by Indian musician Indrayudh Shome and wandered through many cities before finding its current home base in Philadelphia, USA.
Their post-apocalyptic global sound is both heavy and transcendent, informed by everything from doom, drone, noise, krautrock, free jazz, and spiritual and subversive sounds from all over the world. Besides several studio albums, the band has released a number of splits, including with Sons of Otis and Elder, and have recently finished a collaborative album with the Russian ritualists Phurpa.
In observance and tribute to this period of global atrophy, they present a collection of improvisations recorded in the months following the release of their last LP Gorgon in November 2019 on Argonauta Records and Atypeek Music.
Tribute To Atrophos Volume II will be released on a Pay-What-You-Wish basis on Bandcamp and through other major digital outlets through French label Atypeek Music. Providence-based artist Sunny Acosta Griffin provides the artwork.
“Incredible… Masters of evocative, atmospheric drone, enlisting a multitude of musical traditions from across the world to create aural environments that feel ancient and earthy. Entrancing riffs crawl and repeat before either exploring into a flurry of noise or collapsing complete to almost nothing but an ego-destroying drone and group chanting.” —Terrorizer Magazine
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