Independent music collective Elektric Voodoo is scheduled to release its latest album this week. Thee group is scheduled to release its new album, Telescope Friday through Illusion Tournet Music. The group’s third album, it will come less than three years after the release of the band’s then latest album, Animal (2018). The nine-song album is a record that will appeal to a wide range of audiences. That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly. The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements makes for its own share of interest to this record. It will be discussed a little later. The record’s sequencing rounds out the most important of the presentation’s elements. It will also be examined later. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation. All things considered, they make Telescope another enjoyable offering from Elektric Voodoo.
Elektric Voodoo’s forthcoming third album, Telescope is another positive offering from the group, founded by former Grace Potter and the Nocturnals member and founder Scott Tournet. The 47-minute record’s success comes in part through its featured musical arrangements. The arrangements in question are everything that audiences have come to expect from the group over the course of its existing albums. The incorporation of the Afro-Latin percussion along with the vocals and other elements immediately lends each song’s whole to comparison to works from the likes of Carlos Santana and to a lesser degree, The Doobie Brothers. Though, the comparison to works from Santana are much stronger. At the same time, it is just as easy to compare the arrangements featured here to works from Elektric Voodoo’s first two albums. The good thing is that as similar as the works are to the band’s existing body of work and even to one another here, the variances are just subtle enough that a close listen reveals the changes. There is some funk-infused work alongside more soulful rock and other content throughout the record. The whole makes the record’s musical arrangements in themselves stand out as their own important part of the album. The arrangements are just a portion of what makes the album work. Their companion lyrical themes play their own part in the album’s success.
The lyrical themes featured in Telescope are just as important to the album’s presentation as their musical counterparts because they do just as much to keep audiences engaged and entertained as that music content. Case in point is the lyrical theme featured in ‘People of the Earth.’ This song’s lyrical theme clearly delivers a message of unity. It is not the first time that any group has presented such a message, but it is just as welcome here as in the case of any other act’s similar song. The message is made clear as Tournet and company sing throughout the song, “We’re people of the Earth/We all belong.” That and the note of people being together from so many different nations makes the song’s message clear. The upbeat nature of the song’s arrangement alongside that welcome message and the rest of the song’s lyrical content (which furthers the noted message) makes the song’s message connect with listeners that much more. It is just one of the songs whose lyrical content shows the importance of the album’s lyrical themes. ‘Children Are The Revolution’ is another example of the importance of the album’s lyrical content.
The declaration that “money and the politicians/They’lll never tell the truth” does well to set the stage here. The refrain of “Love shines through it all” works with that previously noted statement and the rest of the song’s lyrical content to make the overall message unquestionably clear. Once again, that message of love, unity, and positivity is just as welcome in this case as in so many other songs from other acts that have presented the same. We live in a time nowadays when this message is as needed as ever if not more so. It is just one more way in which the album’s lyrical themes prove so important to its presentation. The lyrical content in the album’s title track is yet another example of the importance of the album’s lyrical theme.
The lyrical theme featured in ‘Telescope’ seems to hint at dealing with overcoming personal thoughts. That is inferred through the mention of having lost someone and seeing the world through a telescope. It seems like it is mean to evoke that sense of community with anyone who has ever lost a friend or someone close. It really is another good song offering support for so many. It is just one more example of what makes the album’s lyrical content so important to its presentation. When it is considered with the other lyrical themes examined here and the rest of the album’s lyrical content, the whole leaves no doubt as to the importance of the album’s lyrical content. Keeping that in mind, the album’s lyrical content is not the last of the album’s most important elements. The album’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.
The sequencing of Telescope is important to address because of its impact on the record’s general effect. The sequencing ensures the album’s mood stays stable from one arrangement to the next. This as the arrangements change so subtly from one to the next. The mood largely stays upbeat throughout the album as a result of the sequencing. The end result is that the album ensures audiences’ engagement and entertainment through that positivity just as much as through its content. Keeping that in mind, this and the album’s content collectively make the album in whole an other successful offering from Elektric Voodoo.
Elekctric Voodoo’s forthcoming album, Telescope is another strong new offering from the independent music collective. That is proven in part through its arrangements. The arrangements are everything that audiences have come to expect from the group. The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical content adds its own appeal to the record. That is because they are just as accessible as the album’s musical arrangements. The record’s sequencing puts the finishing touch to the album’s presentation, ensuring audiences’ engagement and entertainment through the balance that it ensures in the record’s mood and energy. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album. All things considered, they make the album a presentation that will cast another spell over audiences from beginning to end. Telescope is scheduled for release Friday through Illusion Tournet Music. More information on the album is available along with all of Elektric Voodoo’s latest news at:
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