Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Elvis Bordello

It all started with a thought that all men are created equal, either that or it started as a joke, which is basically the same thing. I sat down, played a song on my keyboards and recorded it on my hard drive and then listened to it. And I thought, this is kinda really good stuff. Posted a song as a crappy video on my Youtube account ( Night Vision and then shared it on my Facebook profile and got almost no reaction at all! Just kidding about this one, couple of friends said it was quite good. In next couple of days I was practically obsessed, I played and recorded all ideas and in about ten days I’ve completed my first album and named it ‘Lo-Fi Vampire Kicks’. And that was the beginning of Elvis Bordello’s lo-fi music history aka lo-fi Big Bang as I like to call it. All the tracks were recorded in the way they were performed and no post-editing took place. Album was influenced by Italian giallo and b-horror movies atmosphere and some Martin Rev solo projects. After the first came the second and then the third album… currently at number five and more to come I hope! Later albums were taken more seriously; songs were performed couple of times, with post-editing, some were even played in reverse. List of influences was extended to Delia Derbyshire and BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Spider and the Flies, Yip-Yip and many more but the mood pretty much stayed the same- dark, intense, noisy, scratchy and lo-fi experimental above all. At the end I’d like to quote Paul Dirac - The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
Same goes for music – Elvis Bordello, or is it Anyone can play? I don’t know!

here is a links for 6 his albums...enjoy

Elvis Bordello - Lo-Fi Vampire Kicks -
Elvis Bordello - Quantum Condolences -
Elvis Bordello - Uncanny Details -
Elvis Bordello - Gathering Place -
Elvis Bordello - Left Hand Driven Vehicle -

and one cover up
Elvis Bordello - Cover Up and Mix It Up -

1 comment:

Ivan said...

you can also listen to Elvis Bordello's songs on his page