Electric Litany — Under a Common Sky
(Inner Ear INN177, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2020-05-04
Under a Common Sky is the third album from London-based band Electric Litany. They composed the nine tracks in a beach house on the Greek island Corfu in the summer of 2017. They then fleshed them out in the Fish Factory in North London, finally releasing the album in November 2019. The quartet of Alexandros Miaris (vocals, guitars, piano, and synths), Pavlos Mavromalakis (bass), Benjamin Prince (keys), and Richard Simic (drums) play a cinematic dreamy introspective suite of tunes. A couple of the tracks would fit right at home on the Twin Peaks soundtrack: “Azure” and “England.” The high point of the album is the eight minute “CFU.” “CFU” is reminiscent of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records with its ethnic female singing like on Terrence Mallick’s The Thin Red Line or Werner Herzog’s Cobra Verde and tribal drumming that propels the music that utlimately ends as hard prog rock. All of the nine tracks are excellent. And the title of the final track “The World Is Changing While You Sleep” foreshadows today’s COVID-19 world-changing events. Overall Under a Common Sky is an excellent album and will appeal to fans of dreamy moody music.
Related artist(s): Electric Litany
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