Elysian Bodhi|Volume One
With a fresh and compelling magnetism, Elysian Bodhi has taken listeners on a journey that marks a new high point for the Chicago-based quartet. The group's latest release on Phi Harmonic, Volume One, explores their passionate attention to an eclectic blend of melody and spirituality. The four-song EP provides an enduring prelude to their upcoming debut album for Phi.
"The songs on our new release represent our past experiences on the road, in our spiritual lives, and matters of love" says EB's lead singer, Rob Hogan. "It's definitely the most personal and focused music we've written to date."
The core members of Elysian Bodhi have been working together and playing within the Chicago music scene for more than 10 years. Over the course of the past decade they have explored different musical styles and influences, producing the latest incarnation of the band as can be heard on Volume One.
"I don't believe we have ever tried to fit into a musical niche," says Hogan. "We tend to go out on our own."
Volume One opens with the masterful single "I Know You," introducing listeners to a dynamic sound colored by distinctive, soulful lyrics. The single provides a window to EB's deepening sound that challenges the listener in mind and spirit.
Bodhi's EP is now on sale online at www.elysianbodhi.com and is currently infiltrating select retail markets. Be on the lookout for more to come from the promising voice of Elysian Bodhi.
-Brennan O'Brien, Marquette University