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Artist: ELEPHANT MICAH
Title: Lost Sense Recollected
Format: Cass
Label: Luddite
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"The bands first release, in hand-stenciled sleeves. 200 made. A few left." - Elephant Micah.
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Artist: ELEPHANT MICAH
Title: Home Of Astronauts
Format: 7"
Label: Third Uncle
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"Brand new release featuring covers of Little Feat, Smashing Pumpkins, Sophie B. Hawkins, and the Snatchclaws. Limited to 500 copies." - Third Uncle. Limited edition with handmade sleeves.
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Artist: ELEPHANT MICAH
Title: Hindu Windmills
Format: CD
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"Digital version of the out-of-print LP. At long last, theres finally a full length Elephant Micah album born into this world. Why it took so many years will remain a mystery, cuz as far as were concerned, Elephant Micah should have been a household name for years now. Stripped of all superfluous sound, and presented with the sort of stark realness that creates a deeply psychedelic mood without being in the least bit overt. Joe OConnell has always been at the top of our favorite contemporary songwriters, and here the songs truly take center stage for the first time. Recorded direct to hand-held cassette recorder using only acoustic guitar and vocals, with just sparse backing from a little percussion, cello, electric piano and double-tracked vocals, the gauzy overdubs of past releases have all but vanished here. At the same time, the lyrical depth & intimacy have easily doubled, creating some of the most affecting country-tinged melancholy weve ever laid ears on. Hushed, heartaching and utterly timeless. And it just gets better with every listen. The voyeuristic pureness is further enhanced by hissy near-haiku spoken fragments of tape that pop up between songs throughout the album. Heavy mini LP style craft paper gatefold cover with elusive, ghostly, two-color offset printing, Plus a double-sided fold out insert & woven Japanese inner sleeves." - Time-Lag.

Artist: ELEPHANT MICAH
Title: Plays The Songs Of Bible Birds
Format: CD
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Well let Joe himself shed a little light here: touring the East Coast in 2003, someone asked, youre from Indiana - have you ever heard of the Bible Bird man? I hadnt, so I did some research. His video had already been stolen from the library at Earlham College, but I stole it back and returned it. I began to imagine what the musical equivalent of his evangelical bird act might sound like. I wrote a song about the Bird Man, thinking of releasing it as a re-issue of a central Indiana country-gospel group that had never existed - the Bible Birds. Then I thought maybe I would do an Elephant Micah album of covers originally written by this (non-existent) Bible Birds band. In the end of course the concept kind of dissipated and it just became an Elephant Micah album. I recruited Beth Remis from Static Films (and more recently Pillars And Tongues) to help arrange/sing harmonies for the songs, and generally bring them up to pseudo-gospel snuff. We played the songs around the upper midwest once with Ben Racher on a portable pump organ and Jason Henn on upright bass. All of us got together in Indianapolis in 2006 and recorded this. I drove everyone crazy with my insistence on weird recording methods. I think i was kind of trying to approximate the timbres of the hymn sing broadcast on Salem, Indianas WSLM. Who knows? I was critical of the results and didnt finalize them for several years. Here it is finally, a kind of prequel companion to the Hindu Windmills (Time-Lag 035) album. -- Joe OConnell 2010. So there you have it. An overlooked chapter from this wonderful artist finally seeing the light of day, and a perfect companion piece to the highly praised Hindu Windmills album. Both albums are clearly united by their warm, lo-fi intimacy, sparse production, and stunning song-craft. Strikingly simple & beautiful stuff... Packaged in a lovely three color screen printed heavy stock tri-fold art paper cover, with offset printed lyric insert. Limited edition of 500 copies." -Time-Lag.

Artist: ELEPHANT MICAH
Title: Plays The Songs Of Bible Birds
Format: LP
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Finally available on vinyl. Packaged in a lovely three-color, screen-printed heavy stock tri-fold art paper cover, with heavy stock offset printed lyric insert. Limited edition of 500 copies. Well let Joe himself shed a little light here: touring the East Coast in 2003, someone asked, youre from Indiana - have you ever heard of the Bible Bird man? I hadnt, so I did some research. His video had already been stolen from the library at Earlham College, but I stole it back and returned it. I began to imagine what the musical equivalent of his evangelical bird act might sound like. I wrote a song about the Bird Man, thinking of releasing it as a re-issue of a central Indiana country-gospel group that had never existed - the Bible Birds. Then I thought maybe I would do an Elephant Micah album of covers originally written by this (non-existent) Bible Birds band. In the end of course the concept kind of dissipated and it just became an Elephant Micah album. I recruited Beth Remis from Static Films (and more recently Pillars And Tongues) to help arrange/sing harmonies for the songs, and generally bring them up to pseudo-gospel snuff. We played the songs around the upper midwest once with Ben Racher on a portable pump organ and Jason Henn on upright bass. All of us got together in Indianapolis in 2006 and recorded this. I drove everyone crazy with my insistence on weird recording methods. I think i was kind of trying to approximate the timbres of the hymn sing broadcast on Salem, Indianas WSLM. Who knows? I was critical of the results and didnt finalize them for several years. Here it is finally, a kind of prequel companion to the Hindu Windmills (Time-Lag 035) album. -- Joe OConnell 2010. So there you have it. An overlooked chapter from this wonderful artist finally seeing the light of day, and a perfect companion piece to the highly praised Hindu Windmills album. Both albums are clearly united by their warm, lo-fi intimacy, sparse production, and stunning song-craft. Strikingly simple & beautiful stuff." -Time-Lag

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