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    Posted: March 14 2012 at 14:55
Stumbled upon this band quite by accident, and was quite impressed by what I heard, so I'm including them in this forum so that others can have a listen, and maybe comment...
 
Elora are a six-piece from Marseille, PACA, France. They actually began as a three-piece in 2004, consisting of Damian, Jean-Vincent and Lionel (respectively on vocals, bass and guitar), and were named 'Elora' after Jean-Vincent's baby daughter, who was born just before the band were formed. They were subsequently joined by Patrice (keyboards), Sebastian (drums) and Anastasia (vocals), and play a mixture of progressive rock with catchy melodies and sometimes oriental flavors. After 3 years of gigs on local stages, including Espace Julien (Marseille), the Rockstore (Montpellier), the first part of Kaolin's 'Back In Our Creeks' tour and several acoustic set radio appearances, Elora entered the local 'Sound Suite Studio' in December 2007 with Terje Refnes (big shot of progressive rock) to record a four-track self-produced EP called "En rve" (In Dreams). They have toured extensively since, with further radio airplay too.
 
Current full line-up:
Anastasia Moussalli - vocals
Damien Dahan - vocals
Lionel Giacobbe - guitar
Patrice Cannone - keyboards
Sebastien Vignard - drums
Jean-Vincent (Vince) Filippini - bass
 
Influences stated as 'rock bands of the 70s progressive such as Genesis, Pink Floyd and Magma, but
especially by the more recent ones like Porcupine Tree, The Gathering, Lacuna Coil, Jeff Buckley, Muse, Incubus, Sigur Ros, Pleymo, Marillion, Pinkfloyd, U2, Watcha, Radiohead and Riverside.'
Their first full length album is due anytime now...
 
More info (especially if you can read and understand French...!)
http://my.zikinf.com/elora (3 samples from the EP via embedded player)
http://www.myspace.com/elorafrance (4 samples from the EP)
 
 
Single vid with extracts from the EP (somewhat clipped due to over-ambitious sound levels)
 
 
 
 
And some vids with better sound quality...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I reckon they stand a decent chance of inclusion once they get the album out and on sale (the 4-track EP doesn't appear to be available to puchase anywhere).


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thank's for your  support ...;)
we work hard on our first album ...

you can stay tuned here :https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033985223


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our new drummer name is Julien beaumont !

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2012 at 13:00
Welcome to progarchives Hug and thanks for updating the information we have regarding the band line-up! I will be keeping in touch with your facebook updates, and as soon as the album is officially released I will suggest you for inclusion on the site in the Suggest New Bands and Artists forum. Thumbs Up
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no problem to be incluse on "suggest new band ... "
we are very enjoy :)
we produce in April a video clip of one of our title which will be in the album ...
We will keep you ...

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The album is called 'Crash', and it will be released on 19th April via German label Progressive Promotion Records: http://www.ppr-shop.de/epages/62161184.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62161184/Products/PPR-013
 
 
1. Se Taire
2. Elle Espere
3. Anneee Lumiere
4. Ici Encore
5. Espoir 1-2
6. Control
7. En Paix
8. Elle
9. Crash
 
Live performance of the title track at a private concert for PSB last summer:
 
 
Interview with the band at Sound Suite studio about their forthcoming album (in French):
 
 
Pre-orders are now being taken - 12,95   Smile

 


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And some reasonably generous excerpts from the tracks making up the album have been posted on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/#elora-prog-music.
 
This is good stuff...can't wait to get my hands on the full album! Thumbs Up
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Opening track from the album - 'Annee Lumiere' - now uploaded to YouTube:
 
 
 
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The album was released some few weeks ago now, and is doing well. They will be featured on Brian Dade's AiiRadio.net show on Tuesday 7th May:
 
10pm(UK)..11pm(CET)..5pm(EST)..2pm(PST)..

AiiRadio presents...'An Evening With ELORA'

French band ELORA release their debut album, 'Crash', shortly, on respected German label, Progressive Promotion Records.
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Join the band's drummer, Julien Beaumont, as he chats live, via skype, about the band, the new album..which we'll hear in full...
and the various festivals the band will perform at this year... including the Progressive Promotion Festival at Das Rind, Russelsheim in September...alongside RPWL, Galahad, Retrospective, Cosmos, Argos and Unto Us.
 
 
 
 
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Topic is now repeated in 'Suggest New Bands and Artists' forum: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=93504 - hopefully we can add Elora to Crossover very soon. Thumbs Up
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Very nice
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Ici Encore is great!
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