Elephant Talk – It’s Not Really Over (Single Review)

Written by Aidan McCarron

Elephant Talk is the atmospheric brainchild of London based Songwriter/Producer, Courtney Askew-Conti. His fresh blend of Electronica and Indie with Dream House is something to be admired.

His latest track ‘It’s Not Really Over’, released on 27th May, takes us on a journey, with the simple driving rhythms of the bass and drums providing a great backbone to allow the rest of the elements to experiment and explore all kinds of polyphonic textures. His use of mellow, yet sophisticated synths, really allows the listener to indulge in an almost heavenly encounter with the dropping in and out of these aspects, providing a hugely intriguing depth and texture.

It’s obvious from listening to this release that exploration is a key feature for Askew-Conti and his music, he’s really taken the time to inspect and analyse all aspects of his distinct sound in order to produce something so individual that you can’t help but feel inspired by his efforts. Whilst the entire track is fantastic, for me it’s the final third that really stands out. From around the 2:52 mark, you hear vast harmonies, more of the admirable texture building and an overall tremendous concoction of each individual element revealing themselves one more time before ending on a short outro of the solid rhythm section to play us out.

Not really sure what else to say about this one, ’It’s Not Really Over’ is what I tend to think when this track finishes, as I like to play it at least three more times over, to really appreciate what it is…

Rating: 9/10

Go and follow Elephant Talk: https://www.facebook.com/ElephantTalkMusic/

Elephant Talk is: Courtney Askew-Conti

Check out the single and more tracks below: