Mr. Elevator is the project of synth and keyboard zealot Tomas Dolas, keyboardist from Oh Sees and head of East Los Angeles analog recording hub “Studio 22”.
With a new line up and taking a further leap into the myriad world of fuzzy guitar-less synth dreamscapes, comes their third full length release “Goodbye, Blue Sky” out via Castleface Records January 17th, 2020.
John Dwyer writes of the upcoming release: “The drum clock is docking and the night tide washes up synthesized environments woozy and recorded perfectly, in my humble opinion, Mr Elevator has risen and ascended and risen again top floor time and space, he hath bended and brain cells have been rent and spent on the wing aloft and buoyant a perfect rapid eye movement enhancer and Neuromancer.
A capsule garden soundtrack a killer live band Leslie spinning a yarn through the melodious afternoon now its twilight all is well. The most overweight bass sounds abound the crystalline organs blanket breaks and backs the whip crack of the snare is your guide here its pretty fried and boundless in its approach. For fans of Tangerine Dream, Air, Donovan (think the “Hurdy Gurdy Man” LP) The Troggs, Irmin Schmidt, Egg, Stereolab, and even early Mute records.”
“Organs obscure the folds of “Sylvia,” filling the song with shimmer and shine that’s locked to a propulsive beat. There are underlying elements are ripped from the kind of Library Music burbles that filtered through the end of the ’60s and they work nicely with the intrigue-laden video for “Sylvia.”
–Raven Sings The Blues
“Goodbye, Blue Sky truly does bid adieu to the brightness of day to welcome twilight and the mysteries of the night with open arms.”
“Mr. Elevator’s forthcoming Goodbye, Blue Sky, is equal parts menacing and dreamy — a decayed-sounding synth-laden dreamscape evoking the fascinating subgenres of electronic music that spun out of chillwave’s long tail at the beginning of this decade.”
“Featuring 60s-style organs, reverb-drenched vocals and a trippy “moving art mirage” accompaniment, ‘Alone Together’ is a fascinating fusion of old and new.”
– The 405
“Dolas has pulled from his influences and infused them with modern sensibilities that help create a modern musical awareness which keeps Goodbye, Blue Sky feeling fresh.”
– Pure Grain Audio