Bluesanct presents a “forgotten Elephant Micah album” in the form of Globe Rush Progressions. Found within a pile of discarded CDRs in basement of Bluesanct HQ, the album features a selection of hard-to-find compilation appearances and unreleased recording experiments.
Globe Rush Progressions is collected from one-off sessions in the late 2000s, projects approached as a way to test out ideas…an opportunity to break rules…out of curiosity…and in response to invitations…recording in a public stairwell…writing about historical hairstyles…playing back stretched out cassettes…interpreting Big Star…all with a brazen commitment to home-production.
Assembled, the tracks on Globe Rush Progressions reflect the more exploratory aspects of Elephant Micah. Somewhere between sound art and song, the release documents Joe O’Connell’s work not just as a writer and singer, but also as a recordist and experimenter.
The collection arrives on the heels of Elephant Micah’s recent NPR Song of the Day honor and appearance at North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival. Dark Dark Dark’s version of the Elephant Micah song, “Wild Goose Chase”, was also featured prominently in the debut episode of the final season of the British TV show, “Skins”.
Globe Rush Progressions is available as a one-time LP pressing in an edition of 175 copies, housed in a deluxe sleeve with insert and download card. The album will also be available for download on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ basis via Elephant Micah’s Bandcamp site.