Mario Nyeky Riding With The Elephant on LP
Riding With The Elephant is the first solo album from acclaimed Cologne songwriter Mario Nyéky and the second in Meyer Records' Kitchen Studio Series which focuses on capturing intimate acoustic pieces with a minimalistic approach recorded with high end technical equipment.
Occasionally featuring The Road double bass player and vocalist Pierce Black, Riding With The Elephant reveals an extensive and versatile spectrum of Nyeky's repertoire. With delicate finger picking and gentle chords its sound can be found somewhere between classical, folk and a little country. At the heart of this album are 8 new songs which are less characterized by the desire to travel than the Road-songs and present a more personal and subjective side of their author.
This intimacy can be found in the poetic escapism of the song "Riding With The Elephant," the instrumental composition "Apache" or the very emotional title "Love Over Gold" (a lullaby he wrote for his daughter). Riding With The Elephant reinforces Mario Nyeky's exceptional position in Europe's songwriting landscape where peers rarely achieve so much with so little.