As Above (MP 3 Album)


(2000) The debut album recorded live during 6 shows in 1999/2000 at the band’s home base of The Lizard Lounge. Old-school D’Elf… The perfect place to start, “…everything from John Zorn to Chemical Brothers to bebop to John Cage to King Sunny Ade sonically exists on As Above, which blasphemously makes Club d’Elf a modern day William Blake.” –



Mike Rivard (electric and acoustic basses), Erik Kerr (drums), Jere Faison (sampler and dagomba drumming), Jerry Leake (tablas & percussion, dagomba drumming), Tom Hall (tenor sax), Brahim Fribgane (oud, doumbek and qaraqab), Kenwood Dennard (drums), Reeves Gabrels (guitar), Duke Levine (guitar), Ian Kennedy (guitar), Alain Mallet (keyboards), DJ Logic (turntables), Mat Maneri (electric violin), Joe Maneri (tenor sax, clarinet), DJ C (turntables), Eric Hipp (tenor sax), Tom Halter (trumpet), Dr. Didg (didgeridoo), Roberto Cassan (accordion), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone)

Disc 1
1 Now Understand
2 Shadow’s Shift
3 Actual Smiles
4 Left Hand of Clyde Pt 1, 2 & 3
5 Meet the Monster Tonight
6 Claude Raines Revisited
7 Last Business (Dub)
8 d’Empty Dance
9 So Below

Disc 2
1 Get A Little Turning
2 Intro/Bass Beatbox
3 In a Perfect World
4 Route of the Root
5 As Above
6 Beneath the Underground
7 Buzz
8 Taurobolium
9 Trance Meeting (for Terence)
10 Last Business
11 Divine Invasion