Ela Orleans | She Who Could BIND You

I’m continually amazed by the standard of music created by Ela Orleans. I really can’t think of a song she’s written that I don’t thoroughly enjoy. Now she and Clan Destine Records are releasing a split tape with fellow artist Curt Crackrach called “80 Minutes of Funk”, where both artists produce 40 minutes of music…

Ela Orleans | The Season

Ela Orleans just keeps becoming more nuanced — each newer track grows, changes, and intrigues for reasons different than the one previous to it. She’s a shape-shifting artist, always moving forward into new sounds, concepts, and visions. Ela has a song called “The Season” (and it’s marvelous), which is featured on the split “Statement” LP,…

Ela Orleans | Elegy (Video)

Listen to another marvel, “Elegy”, from Ela Orleans. It’s a mix of swinging, repeated phrases, jazzy trumpet, swirled into a light bossa nova sway. The song has a corresponding video with it, created by Nattymari. The track is from her cassette, “High Moon Low Sun”, which can be purchased at ClanDestine Records. The lyrics were…

ELA ORLEANS | My Friend Angel (Video)

Klaus Von Barrel (aka KVB) created a new video from Ela Orleans’ 2011 “NEO PI-R” track, “My Friend Angel”. The song was originally released via tape cassette, which is currently sold out at Clan Destine Records. The song also features Rafal Detkos on synth and Mariusz on bass. The video incorporates footage from Canadian film…

ELA ORLEANS | walkingman (Video)

Ela Orleans posted a new video for “walkingman”, a song off her new 16-track cassette collection of lo-fi recordings called “NEO PI-R”, out via Clan Destine Records. The song name nicely suits the track. “walkingman” sounds just as the title suggests: a thumping synth is a man ambling along, a couple of high-pitched and intermittent…

ELA ORLEANS | ‘Light at Dawn’ Video

Ela Orleans has always remained as mystifying as her music to me. It’s not just her echoed, darkly atmospheric songs, but what does someone like her do when she isn’t playing music? Like PJ Harvey or Julia Holter, Orleans seems supremely gifted and creates music in whatever way she pleases. It’s hard to imagine certain…