Speaking on the forthcoming full-length debut LP, Eli Mardock says “I think things that are dark can also be uplifting to our universal consciousness. Creating music that is always uplifting is boring in the same way that creating music that is always dark is boring. Life isn’t like that, it is more complicated.” Mardock’s sound in this new album balances the low orchestral dampness of Richard Ashcroft to the ethereal highs of Marc Bolan to even approaching gospel like swells of sound.
Mardock continues in saying, “All of the songs on this album were begun or written while Eagle Seagull was basking in major label limbo. I wrote and recorded a lot of these songs while I was transient, including my living spaces in Omaha, Seattle and Boston. In some cases, the first demo take was the one I ended up using, such as on the song ‘King Of The Crickets.’ In other cases, I stripped down and re-worked the songs more than ten times until I was satisfied with what I put out.”
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