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by Aural Elixir

A refreshingly different approach to the singer-songwriter-pianist and drummer combo, Jesse Maclaine & Ryan Elwood have created a rich, complex and inviting sonic landscape in the live recording of "Better," Aural Elixir's 7th release.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Better (Live)
5:38 $0.90
2. A Way Away (Live)
4:27 $0.90
3. I Like Coffee! (Live)
3:28 $0.90
4. Perhaps (Live)
3:20 $0.90
5. When Will I See You Again? (Live)
5:44 $0.90
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Album Notes
Jesse Maclaine's Aural Elixir has been making unusual music for nearly 2 decades and surprisingly, this seventh release actually borders on mainstream, in the most exciting way. "Better" features five original Aural Elixir songs captured live at Herman's Hideaway in Denver, CO on 12-10-2015. These particular songs lean into the realm of pop, rock, and folk music while still embracing that singular Aural Elixir sound.

Singer-songwriter-pianist Jesse Maclaine & Denver drummer Ryan Elwood have been performing together for quite a few years and have developed a tight groove and intuitive flow well suited to the semi-improvisational nature of Aural Elixir music. "Better" showcases this unusual duo's ability to fluidly transverse genres, weave a rich sonic atmosphere, and smash stereotypes of the female singer-songwriter variety. Considering the 8th release from Aural Elixir," Instant Octopus," is expected to be an avant garde adventure in 100% improvised solo piano music which leans heavily on Jesse's classical training, this EP "Better" was intentionally crafted (self produced by Jesse Maclaine) to be upbeat, fun, and heartfelt but with that carefree, cheeky aspect signature to Aural Elixir- in tribute to Jesse's two main influences Frank Zappa and Tori Amos.

We are pleased to share this bootleg EP and we encourage you to support the arts by purchasing the downloadable version directly from Bandcamp. Your patronage helps us indie musicians continue to thrive and make the best art possible.

Follow Aural Elixir on social media for new music, videos, news and more, Cover art thanks to artist Felicia Olin, check out her amazing collection at For more information about that delightful drummer Ryan Elwood, go to Thanks for listening!
releases May 10, 2017

Jesse Maclaine - vocals, piano, composer
Ryan Elwood - drums, cymbals, all the hits
Charles Gammill - mix engineer
Jacob Gabriel - live engineer
Anna Frick, Airshow Inc. - mastering engineer



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