Onwards & Upwards

Since the release of Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea, there’s been a bunch of awesome people listening to, writing about, and even buying, the album, which is all kinds of incredible – a big thanks to all who have been doing any of the above; there’s been some really lovely, carefully considered, positive reviews & feedback.

We now have a YouTube channel, which you can find here.

As well as reviews, there’s been a couple of features – click these words if you’d like to know Invisible Elephant’s Favourite Five, as featured on GoldFlakePaint.  Or click these ones to read an interview with the other half (okay, quarter) of Two Hands Music over at [sic] Magazine.

Finally, since the last update, here’s where Anomie has been reviewed or featured:

Reviewed At:

Absolute Punk

Delusions Of Adequacy

Purple Revolver

Tomatrax

Featured At:

TheSirenSound

Hidden Vibes

If you’re one of those types that would rather not pay attention to what anyone else says, here’s the music to pay attention to.

~Two Hands Music

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Friends In Cool Places

Today is the official launch date of our first release, Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea by Invisible Elephant. All the pre-orders have shipped, so those who ordered a copy either will have received it, or will soon.

A big thanks to everyone who has supported the endeavour, listened to the album, bought it and/or helped to spread the word. The reaction so far has been quite positive, which is just great.

A couple of reviews of the album have been posted – the first over at [sic] Magizine, which you can read here, and also at Binge Cringe Whinge, which you can read here. An even bigger thanks goes out to Rob and Scott at those two sites for taking the time to listen and tell the world what they think.

If you’d like to grab a copy of the album, you can get physical copies from our web store, or digital copies via Bandcamp.

Thanks for listening!

~Two Hands Music

~ First Release Announced!

We’re pleased to announce that Two Hands’ first release is Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea, the sophomore album for home-recording artist Invisible Elephant.

Anomie… follows 2010’s The Lights Go Out, originally self-released but soon picked up by Sonic Reverie for a CD release after gaining momentum in the blogging community, with favourable reviews¹ continuing to follow.

Both continuing and expanding on the ability to draw from genres as diverse as the instruments used, Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea takes a more personal journey than that of the other-wordly The Lights Go Out.

In amongst the swirl or reverb, soft but sombre drones and light hearted pop, is a vast array of sounds that effect a continual shift in focus and perspective, recreating through music the sudden disproportionate size, shape and importance everything in the world takes on in the aftermath of heartbreak.

Stream the lead track for the new album righ here:

Anomie… will be released on the 15th of August in a strictly limited, handmade hardback-bound book edition, standard edition, and digital download. Pre-orders are available now, and will ship on the 6th of August.

You can visit MySpace for more information about Invisible Elephant. You can also stream or download The Lights Go Out on Bandcamp.

If you would like to contact Two Hands Music in order to request a review copy of Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea, please email twohandsmusic[at]gmail[dot]com.

~Two Hands Music

1. Read selected reviews for The Lights Go Out: