Forty-seven minutes long, the record has ten tracks: 1) Storm; 2) Maybe I'm Evil; 3) Wars; 4) Roll On; 5) Jazzhead pt I; 6) Low Expectation; 7) Stoneface Jamboree; 8) Stoneface; 9) Hard Case; 10) Jazzhead pt II; with solid and amazingly authorial guitar lines, that conceives a sonorous paradise where the soul can rest indefinitely in a sweet cosmogony of surrealist expansive splendor, the music of The Ivory Elephant revitalizes the best elements of modern blues rock, and gives them a more dynamic and introspective outlook, sometimes disrupting the harmonies into an almost minimalist rapturous contrivance.
Despite the lethargy that the melodies can inspire — as a consequence of its stylish features that conceives the superiority of supreme calmness —, the sound displayed in Stoneface is marvelously original, tremendously elegant and exceedingly sensible. The band not only manages to successfully create a discreet, but concomitantly extraordinary work of art, it also becomes necessary to expose the gracefully organic temperance of its dilated and effusive sonorous stability.
While the sound of the band can appear to be a little homogeneous at times, The Ivory Elephant manages to successfully make each track to be a glorious surprise, since each of them has an identity of its own, while at the same time the band is coherent and keeps loyal to its marvelously beautiful and sagaciously unique style. Despite the fact that the entire album is wonderfully good, splendid tracks like the epic Stoneface — almost eight minutes long — and the more retro styled Hard Case deserves to be highlighted. A virtuous and proficient work of art that reveals the formidable potential of a very promising band, Stoneface can certainly be qualified as a majestic album. Undoubtedly, blues rock enthusiasts are gonna celebrate this spectacular achievement, whose expressively genuine musical patterns anticipates further developments for the genre.