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Back to the Web


Download links and information about Back to the Web by Elf Power. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:11 minutes.

Artist: Elf Power
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:11
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No. Title Length
1. Come Lie Down With Me (And Sing My Song) 2:17
2. An Old Familiar Scene 4:13
3. Rolling Black Water 2:32
4. King of Earth 3:03
5. Peel Back the Moon, Beware! 3:34
6. 23rd Dream 2:08
7. Somewhere Down the River 4:11
8. The Spider and the Fly 3:17
9. Forming 1:47
10. All the World Is Waiting 3:04
11. Under the Northern Sky 1:32
12. Back to the Web 3:33



Elf Power's eighth record, Back to the Web, is certainly a big stylistic change from their last album, Walking with the Beggar Boys. Perhaps it's due to the time spent on the Orange Twin farm that lead singer and songwriter Andrew Rieger has been inspired to take a more organic, acoustic approach to his music, even ditching that lo-fi fuzzy sound that has defined many of Elf Power's records (maybe the move to new Warner affiliate Rykodisc precipitated this change) for a cleaner, smoother feel. Gone are the sweet indie pop/rock melodies everyone's learned to expect and instead come folky, acoustic guitar-driven songs. Rieger's dreamlike lyrics on Back to the Web are all heavily influenced by nature, and while Rieger's not always singing about it explicitly (though he can), nature is what he bases nearly all of his metaphors and imagery around. It acts as his solace, his guide; it provides structure; it's what creates and gives. Not that Rieger's environment is always a positive thing. "Rolling Black Water," for example, is a menacing and ominous song, conjuring up images of death and depression, but this is an exception: for the most part the natural world only aids in Rieger's comprehension of life. Though some Elf Power fans may be satisfied with the few songs that are reminiscent of the band's previous records ("The World Is Waiting," "23rd Dream") and the abstract, occasionally prog-like references to masters and kings, others may be disappointed, or at least confused, by the focus on experimenting with dark, Middle Eastern-inspired drones mixed with Western pop/folk sensibilities. But Elf Power — and Elephant 6, for that matter — have never concerned themselves too much with definitions, and if Back to the Web is just another step in the band's musical career and development, it certainly bodes well for an interesting future.