Ela Orleans - Axon Terminal Voices (Silver Strain Remix)
The fantastic Ela Orleans has a new album and accompanying remix album out on Clan Destine Records. With seven prior releases under her belt, including four albums and three split albums, she’s been keeping very busy over the past 3 years. Her body of work is experimental and explores new directions with each release. Usually powerful vocals rule the land, filled with reverb, expect lots of synths & guitar, vinyl crackles, sampling. I would say the closest artist I relate her sound to is Julia Holter, but Ela Orleans has way more varied material and seems to continuously experiment outside the box. She is one of the most unique artists to have picked up steam in 2012, and a likely reason for her remaining largely off the radar is that all of her albums have only been available as very limited physical releases, mostly vinyl, a couple cassettes, and a scant cdr.
Being difficult to get a hold of physically (international shipping to the states now is outrageous) and nearly impossible to download, brings a real sense of intimacy to her body of experimental work, and has certainly ensured loyal fans, like me.
This remix finds Silver Strain bringing out the darkest and most menacing aspects of Ela Orleans, with a strange video filled with disturbing found(?) footage edited perfectly to pair with the music.
Unfortunately the remix LP was limited to 100 copies and is already out of print, but you can still pick up a copy of the new record, Tumult in the Clouds 2XLP filled with 19 fresh tracks from Ela Orleans over at Clan Destine Records.