Chris Rehm – ‘[i found an] Elephant Ring [and gave it to you]‘
New Orleans’ Chris Rehm (of Caddywhompus) returns with [i found an] Elephant Ring [and gave it to you], his first solo outing since Ünscharfe / Shimmer, a split cassette he released with Berlin, Germany’s Ghostandthesong back in November, 2011. The new EP, a gorgeous 8-track effort, finds Rehm right back where we last left him, experimenting with delicate textures and dark spaces. An album about loss and rebirth, [i found an] Elephant Ring [and gave it to you] explores the highs and lows of love and heartbreak.
This record is about accepting losses, moving on, and making do. The songs are fairly dark, primarily focusing on one relationship as it was disintegrating.
Enjoy a stream of the EP below:
And here’s Rehm on his video companion for EP closer, “Coming Up Roses”:
The source video was created by plugging an 1/8″-rca cable out of my computer playing this song, into the rca video-in on a little tv. I put it on the “video” setting, and the tv converted the audio information to organized static – the louder the sound is, the brighter the static, and the lower the frequency, the wider the band is. This seems to work on most tvs, which is cool. I also added some post effects (orb and color).