Of course we are back at Inkfolk, the pop-up basement venue in Hebden’s icon Macpelah Works. This time it is our delight to host a live set from The Family Elan. We’ve been after these Bradford-based psychedelic world-folksters for what seems like ages.
The scope of the Family Elan’s output is broad, ranging from self penned reflective meditations which rotate on a devotional harmonic axis, to irreverent interpretations of Bollywood hits, to Turkic folk forms filtered through a psychedelic rock axis.
The Family Elan, active since 2007, is the musical project of the Greek bouzouki and Turkish baglama-saz player Chris Hladowski. Born and bred in Bradford Hladowski has taken his music with him for stints in Glasgow, Budapest and London, and tours across Europe and the USA, collaborating with groups as diverse as A Hawk and A Hacksaw, members of the seminal German ‘krautrock’ band Faust, Franz Ferdinand, and the Master Musicians of Joujouka.