04/05. Thursday

19:00 Tabakalera Zinema - Tabakalera

The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

C.B. Stockfleth (United States - 2022 - 93’ - VOSE - Spanish Premiere)

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The Elephant 6 Recording Co. shares the unique inside story of the collective creative evolution behind the sounds of 1990s psychedelic rock bands the Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Apples in Stereo -- the founding groups behind the Elephant 6 collective, as well as a host of other artists -- with inspirational resonance for today’s music makers, and music lovers everywhere. Around 1985, a group of Ruston, Louisiana area high schoolers began experimenting with whatever random instruments and gear they could lay their hands on. Moving to other small college towns including Denver, Colorado and Athens, Georgia, their musical coming of age coincided with the new consumer availability of old-school 4 and 8 track recording technology and cassette tapes. Sharing like-minded sensibilities, influenced by past sounds and psychedelia, and with little to distract them, their efforts to create whole new musical worlds became the bands the Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Apples In Stereo and many more. While the collective grew to a natural breaking point, its founding members overcame obstacles and remained closely bonded, reuniting for tours and still collaborating today.

Data sheet

  • Director: C.B. Stockfleth
  • Year: 2022
  • Country: United States
  • Length: 93 min.
  • Original language: English
  • Leadings: The Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples In Stereo, Elf Power, Of Montreal, Beulah, The Gerbils, Dressy Bessy, The Minders, The Music Tapes, Great Lakes, Elijah Wood, James Mercer (The Shins), Danger Mouse, David Cross
  • Producers: C.B. Stockfleth, Greg King
  • Film company: Lance Bangs

C.B. Stockfleth

C.B. Stockfleth

C.B. Stockfleth is a filmmaker currently based in New Orleans, LA. He grew up in Central Kentucky and dropped out of high school. He eventually went to film school at Full Sail University in Orlando. For the last 20 years, he’s worked as a commercial director and photographer mostly in Louisville, KY. He’s made music videos and live concert videos for bands including the Apples In Stereo and the Olivia Tremor Control, and has directed countless regional commercials and corporate videos. He’s won awards for some of them.