As kids, we’re encouraged to respect our elders, but at a certain point in life, we start to question that notion with the scepticism gained through experience. Before I’d even listened to the new album from Elder Island, The Omnitone Collection, I instinctively wavered between instant deference to their musical authority and my ongoing desire to be mildly subversive. I often feel like a kid when listening to music. It’s part of the fun.
As the best adults do, it won me over, gained my admiration quickly and completely. As the best adults do, it combined youthful energy, joy, curious wisdom, and ‘Kape Fear’ allowed me to dance in my pants around my living room without inhibition. This album pulses with vibrant life.