Songs of Fascination 1: "White Elephant" by Asaf Sirkis and The Inner Noise
Songs of Fascination Series
This series is an exploration of songs which at once caught my attention, and never let go. These are the songs I listen to on repeat; that I tear apart phrase by phrase; that I memorize line by line. If you are curious about my taste in music, this is the series you are looking for.
"White Elephant" is a very unique jazz fusion tune. Featuring Steve Lodder on church organ and Mike Outram on guitar, this is a trio lineup unlike anything I have ever heard.
What makes this song special is not only the drumming, but the incredible work of Lodder on organ. I have always loved the dark, majestic, and powerful sound of the pipe organ, and have even occasionally daydreamed of how it would sound in a jazz fusion context. This album (Inner Noise
) is like my daydreaming coming to life - in a both terrifying and satisfying manner. The entire album is fantastic, but "White Elephant" is my favorite, if I had to choose one. Clocking in at nearly 12 and a half minutes, the band has plenty of time to build tension, explore solos, and provide a vamp for Sirkis on drums. I also really enjoy the track "Questions" which is a pipe organ solo.
Purchase Inner Noise.