Elephant Head

by Duff Egan

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Recordings for Elephant Head began in March of this year. For this album I wanted to recalibrate my creative process and my goals as an artist. An attempt to return to the source of what really motivates me about sound, listening to it and making it.

This year I traveled to Tucson on two separate occasions with visits centered around Steve Roach live-shows, workshops and a private Timeroom session. It was the first time I've been able to take a vacation on my own means and I couldn't imagine a better choice.

Needless to say, the cumulative effect of the all this was tremendous and absolutely life-changing in numerous ways. Steve Roach had long been a pivotal artist for me and also a source of inspiration to try and be a creator. He, Klaus Wiese, Tomas Weiss, Sleep Research Facility, Thomas Koner, Oophoi and Mathias Grassow have made music so important to my life that I had to try and explore it myself.

The two workshops helped to remind me how vital sound is to our emotional well-being. It also hit home how important non-verbal communication is and how interacting with others through sound is part of that.

Sound is food, the universal and most important sense we have and I think we're just beginning to understand why.

Special thanks to Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf and all the members of the two workshop circles for helping me to rediscover myself this year. The amazing desert tailsman Dawn made is hanging in my studio as a constant reminder of the power of the workshops.

Thank you to Elgin, Brian Bourassa, Themis, Steve Brand and Dennis Knopper for all the great feedback these past few months, it was super helpful. And also to those who bought or donated to any EOAS or Tenskwatawa records here on Bandcamp in the past.

cover artwork courtesy of Brian Bourassa.


released 29 August 2014



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