Jesse Maclaine's Aural Elixir has been making unusual music for nearly 2 decades and this seventh release borders on normal, in the most exciting way! "Better" features five original Aural Elixir songs captured live at Herman's Hideaway in Denver, CO on 12-10-2015. These particular songs lean into the realm of pop, rock, and folk music while still embracing that singular Aural Elixir sound.
Singer-songwriter-pianist Jesse Maclaine & Denver drummer Ryan Elwood have been performing together for quite a few years and have developed a tight groove and intuitive flow well suited to the semi-improvisational nature of Aural Elixir music. "Better" showcases this unusual duo's ability to fluidly transverse genres, weave a rich sonic atmosphere, and smash stereotypes of the female singer-songwriter variety. Aural Elixir's eight CD," Instant Octopus," is an avant garde adventure in 100% improvised solo piano music which leans heavily on Jesse's classical training, so this seventh release "Better" was intentionally crafted (self produced by Jesse Maclaine) to be upbeat, fun, and heartfelt but with that carefree, cheeky aspect signature to Aural Elixir- in tribute to three of our favorite songwriters: Frank Zappa, Tori Amos, and Thelonious Monk.
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. Cover art thanks to artist Felicia Olin, check out her amazing collection at www.feliciaolin.com
. For more information about that delightful drummer Ryan Elwood, go to www.ryanelwood.com
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