FULL DISCLOSURE: THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY MUSIC YOU ARE LIKELY TO HEAR IN AN ELEVATOR!
That said, Elevator Music is a great indie-pop group hailing from the winter worn land of Calgary, Alberta. My first impression, listening to "When We Were Nocturnal" was that these guys could use a little more polish. The instrumentation itself is done well, but the low-fi attitude of it caught me by surprise. Then it began to grow on me. By the end of the self-titled EP, I was loving it. It was a nice throwback to a time when everything wasn't so clean and digitally scrubbed.
There is beauty in simplicity here. The music isn't pointlessly complicated, and, along with the vocals, make for a nostalgic innocence. These songs aren't immature, but they do give that sense of your last summer before college and tall the possibilities that were ahead, and all the pitfalls too (note, this may be heavily influenced by the track "Treason in the Season of Summer").
This EP is highly enjoyable, and a great escape from winter doldrums. Many bonus points for the French version of "Mirabelle".
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