Shadow Self

by Élan Vital

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about

Élan Vital formed in 2015 in Dunedin’s None Gallery, an artist-run creative community in a former pharmaceutical factory near the city centre. Their sound takes contemporary European cold-wave synth-pop dance music layered on analogue drum machines, then blends in the warm psychedelic organ sounds of 1960s garage rock. Distorted, overdriven bass guitar adds a further element of chaos into the mix.

The expression Élan Vital describes the vital force or impulse of life. The music on “Shadow Self” represents that life impulse in an ambiguous zone between machine and human worlds. A dense claustrophobic swirl of dark dance-tempo synth-pop blooms from gloomy cold industrial dance music with vocoder vocals into uplifting melodic dream-pop catharsis about memory, longing, and obsession.

"Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is." Carl Jung

Also available in the UK/ Europe at occultation.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-self

credits

released March 24, 2017

All songs written by Élan Vital
Élan Vital are Renee Barrance, Danny Brady and Nikolai Sim.

Recorded and Mixed by
Danny Brady at None Gallery Dunedin
Mastered by Forbes Williams
Cover Photo by Freya Copeland
Insert Photo by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay
Design by Erica Sklenars
Special thanks to Forbes Williams, Ian Henderson, Chicks Hotel, None Gallery, Erica Sklenars, Tim Player, Phoebe Lysbeth Kay,
Freya Copeland, Scott Muir and the Brady Family x.

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Dunedin, NZ 'arts & crafts' record label dedicated to local DIY underground subversive pop music - guitar pop, synth pop, psych-pop, no wave, post-punk, and whatever else takes our fancy.

We co-release most of our titles with Occultation Recordings in the UK, taking Dunedin's underground to the world.
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