Kicking the Olive Branch

by Elegant Simplicity

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Lovotics 05:53
Mood # 12 07:50
Quantum Spin 04:47


New for 2017 is this latest ELEGANT SIMPLICITY release "Kicking the Olive Branch", featuring a stellar cast of additional musicians.

7 brand new tunes, including the epic title track, fusing funk (yeah, funk!), classic rock, progressive rock and other stuff into a seamless melodic whole.

Harder rocking than any previous release, this has some cool guitar moments, sweet mini-moog madness and some fantastic sax and violin moves.

Favourite track is the joyous, moody, uplifting "Lovotics", a song about relationships with, er, non-humans of the robot persuasion! Contains not one, but two guitar solos that pack a deeply emotional punch.

"Quantum Spin" is a groovy little rocker and "Inconsistent Echoes" will floor you with its epic wah-wah goodness.

The album kicks off with the knotty "Timely Reminder", borne out of a jam session and matured into a stonking little number. William really shines on "Dying Shadows", paying a great solo.

And then we have "Mood # 12", another entry in the ongoing Mood saga. This is by far the best with tons of stuff going on to keep the interest. The title track, though, is an epic inspired by a little known back catalogue gem and seen through to its logical conclusion, Featuring some terrific vocal samples - which are both timely and resonant in today's fragmented world - this tune has the lot! Take it for a spin.

* Lovotics refers to the research of human-to-robot relationships!


released June 2, 2017

Line Up:

Steven McCabe - Guitars and Keyboards
Brandon Meeks - Bass
Maurizio Antonini - Drums
William Stewart - Violin
Nathan Madsen - Sax
Noam Goldstein- Flute

Recorded at Propinquity Studios, UK and at various locations in France, Italy, USA and Israel between 13/01/2016 and 02/04/2017

Mixed and Mastered between 03/04/2017 and 10/05/2017
Produced and engineered by Steven McCabe
Artwork and layout by Steven McCabe

Voice / speech by Bertrand Russell, taken from Speaking of Liberty (NBC Red Radio series), first broadcast 24th July 1941

"We must insist that our governments tell us the truth and not soften us with optimistic lies"
"We must learn to endure the truth even if it is unpalatable"
"Liberty for all mankind is the ultimate goal"


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ELEGANT SIMPLICITY is a Rock Band from the UK. That is all you need to know.

But! If you like eclectic rock that mixes elements of classic progressive rock, underground, folk, fusion, and all points in between, we might just be the band for you!

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