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Ela Orleans

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 15:50
by Trev
Anyone else a fan?

Over the past 12-18 months I've been beguiled by her releases. I bought one of her records on a whim from Norman Records and every time I hear something new I find myself liking her stuff more and more. The record that first grabbed me was 'Tumult In Clouds' which sold out on first press and has just been repressed in a beautiful digipack CD and double vinyl.





for more information check out her website:

http://elaorleans.wordpress.com/

I'm a little bit excited that I get to see her play live this Saturday.

Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 18:55
by northernlight
Tumult in Clouds was one of my favourite albums of last year. I just keep seeming to return to it and have enjoyed it more with every listen. It's quite experimental, electronic music, with her vocals. It has hooks in it that make it far superior to similar releases by perhaps more established artists. Wallpaper music it certainly is not.

As she is based in Glasgow, I have had the chance to see her perform live several times. Her live set is usually enhanced by some pretty impressive visuals via use of film clips (usually old ones). Well worth checking out her records, as well as seeing her play.

Trev - hope you enjoy her gig at the weekend! I am wondering if this will be her first gig in London?

Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 00:50
by boney
I haven't got any of her releases yet, but there's a few *amazing* songs she's put out...these two are my favourites. Would LOVE to see her live.




Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:07
by lynsosaurus
I've been lucky enough to see her live a few times in Glasgow and it's always been incredible. I haven't actually heard all of Tumult in Clouds yet, I must get hold of a copy. I love how she manages to be completely different to everything else I'm listening to but still retains this achingly lovely nostalgic feeling in her music. I don't know if I'm explaining that well.

How was the gig, Trev?

Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:12
by Trev
lynsosaurus wrote:
How was the gig, Trev?
The support bands weren't my thing - but she was just amazing. The songs drifted and shifted from gentle to glitchy with pop hooks galore too and she had some stunning projections running while she was playing. Yep, it was brilliant.

I should have a few copies of 'Tumult In Clouds' in the Odd Box distro soon.

Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 17:33
by noLooking
Have you heard the new album Trev? I'm going to assume you have since you're putting you're putting her gig on. Is it any good? I liked the single, though it seemed a bit lighter than the 'Tumult in Clouds' stuff (it's the only one I've got).

This quote from the Clash music article seemed a bit odd:
Deliriously inventive, the hugely colourful backdrop gently unfolds against the singer's oh-so-English voice.
She sounds about as English as Nico.

Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 18:36
by Trev
I've heard a stream of the new record. It's ace. It's definitely a bit more 'pop' or more like a 'dance' feel/flavour to it. It's still brilliant though.

Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 22:55
by noLooking
Wasn't too keen on the last one in the end, but this sounds triffic. The Pastels are on it an all.


Re: Ela Orleans

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 22:56
by Trev
andyi wrote:Wasn't too keen on the last one in the end, but this sounds triffic. The Pastels are on it an all.

Love the last one. But this one is even better!