Aaron Space & His Terrestrial Underlings – “Fishland” CS
5 / 22 / 2020
Fishland is the expansive debut album from Aaron Space & His Terrestrial Underlings aka composer/drummer/vocalist Elihu Knowles. Based in Portland via the Bay Area, Knowles’ jazz background deeply influences his soulful and experimental tunes. On “Fishland” he deftly blends maximalist free-form explorations alongside pop harmonic structures to coalesce into something fresh and uniquely its own. The palette is as wide as its song forms; piano, bizarro samples, lush strings, acoustic & electronic drums, other-worldly synths, saxophone, rhodes, field recordings and a plethora of undefinable sonic experiments. A debut as bold and fully-realized as Fishland is hard to believe and yet, here it is, beamed down from interstellar space.