January 16, 2020
Mr. Elevator (Tomas Dolas, Oh Sees) Share Goodbye, Blue Sky Via KEXP | LP Out Now via Castle Face Records
LISTEN & SHARE: Mr. Elevator – Goodbye, Blue Sky
WATCH & SHARE: Mr. Elevator – “Waiting”
LISTEN & SHARE: Mr. Elevator – “Down”
LISTEN & SHARE: Mr. Elevator – “Alone Together”
“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
Mr Elevator, project of Oh Sees’ Tomas Dolas, have shared their upcoming LP, Goodbye, Blue Sky. Their third full-length album premiered exclusively with KEXP, praising tracks including, “Waiting” describing it as, “the synth-fueled track could easily be mistaken for a Vangelis or Giorgio Moroder film score. Goodbye, fuzzy ‘60s acid-fueled psychedelia. Hello, ‘80s cinematic electronica. Okay, the acid’s still there but it’s an entirely different trip.”
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.”
Tonight, Mr. Elevator is performing a special album release show at LA’s The Echo. The show includes performances by Automatic and LA Takedown. More info is available here.