Ela Orleans | Lost

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Nico Velvet Underground Yann Tiersen

More Artists From
United States - NY - New York City

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: with Electronic Production Avant Garde: Sound Collage Moods: Solo Female Artist
There are no items in your wishlist.

Lost

by Ela Orleans

"...a funereal anthem of treble and reverb which materializes in front of you like a faded postcard from a frozen tundra beyond the fiery sea... Enthralling..."
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Something Higher
Share this song!
X
4:06 $1.40
2. "Yes, Of Course"
Share this song!
X
3:35 $0.99
3. Better Friends
Share this song!
X
4:15 $1.40
4. Reading Stones
Share this song!
X
4:05 $0.99
5. Rocket Trip To Nowhere
Share this song!
X
5:17 $0.99
6. Amsler Grid
Share this song!
X
8:29 $2.00
7. Myriads
Share this song!
X
3:30 $1.40
8. Barry Lyndon
Share this song!
X
4:42 $0.99
9. Lost
Share this song!
X
5:11 $1.50
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hailing from Poland and currently living in New York, Ela Orleans has graced us with her musical generosity once again. Her latest endeavor "Lost" resembles a short histoire de l'amour, complete with instrumental soundscapes filling in the gaps between her narrative lyrics. In her low moan longing and sampled layers, Ela Orleans takes us into a demure,
suave landscape where internalizing is required and desire untouchable except behind closed doors. Harmonies melt into the sweet longing to be wanted and loved. The album flows like a film (what Orleans describes as "movies for ears"), each track constructing a different scene, at times through a screaming violin or through electronic dystopic swirls building the perfect background for her revealing lyrics. The joy in listening to Ms. Orleans comes in her precise editing of verse and melody where she lures you into her dreamy marshmallow jungle while keeping you just on the cusp of euphoria, revealing itself as mature restraint or masochistic benevolence. As she sings, "I am lost without you," you become lost in her voice, the antithesis of the verse, delicate and sweet, as if she is daring you to actually feel the sadness wrapped so eloquently in a simple melody. On three of the tracks Wende K. Blass offers beautifully dense and spirited guitar riffs over the layers of sampled mayhem and harmonies giving the tracks fullness. The success of this pairing comes as no surprise being that Ms. Orleans has been involved in several musical collaborations such as Hassle Hound the Scotland/NY based trio who brought us heavy sampling and whimsical absurdity.
While maintaining her presence in the experimental/noise New York music scene, Ms. Orleans has participated in the BMI film scoring and mentorship program "Composing for the Screen 2009" and has been a recipient of the NYFA immigrant mentorship program where she worked with renowned drummer Lukas Ligeti. With the many contributions Ela Orleans continues to make, there is a thread she weaves throughout the music, traveling in waves of melodic fragility and fierce honesty. As in any great work of art you are left wanting more, and thankfully for us this is just the beginning. (Sabrina Lessard for La Station Radar)

In antique times, Greeks didn’t describe dreams as something that happened in their heads while they slept, but as something that descended from heaven, you saw your dream approach like a window opening into the world of the Gods, and once the message was delivered, this window went away, it vanished into the distance. The beginning of Brooklyn chanteuse Ela Orleans’ Something Higher is absolutely like that, a funereal anthem of treble and reverb which materializes in front of you like a faded postcard from a frozen tundra beyond the fiery sea- it makes us think of Nico.
It sounds like the songs that that child was singing before she disappeared deep into the neck of the woods never to be seen again, they still echo ghostly in a barren spot where all that remains is silence. Enthralling. (www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk)


Reviews


to write a review