Following their amazing debut EP “Soundtrack For a Quiet Place” (2013), Italy’s Elara release their new post-rock instrumentals today. The new album is called In the Depths of Time, in an Ocean Made of Stars and it comes just like a huricane.
Elara is a solo project born in 2007, after the break-up of the Italian metal hardcore band Mildewed. The first EP, entitled “Starry Night in a Cold November” had a great success. At the beginning of 2011 the solo project became a band. Alessio and Vincenzo joined the project and together they started a new journey where the old songs were played with a new sound mixing ambient, post-rock and classical music. In September 2012 the band signed for Fluttery Records and recorded a brand new 3 songs EP at the Domination Recording Studio. “Soundtrack for a Quiet Place” EP was born in February 2013.
“In the Depths of Time, in an Ocean Made of Stars” is Elara’s second studio album. This is a record that we love to define as ‘intimate’ because it has been created slowly, in home sessions. During these session every member of the band suggested melodies and ideas that have then created the whole: a surge of melodies that create an actual concept. A concept that came together almost by chance, taking inspiration from one of Tolkien’s masterpieces, The Silmarillion, in which the English writer succeeds in describing the creation of his imaginary world through a ‘musical battle’ between divine creatures. With the same spirit we tried to compose a coherent sequence of movements and melodies that would run one after the other, create expectation, suspension and sudden explosions. All these effects were created to lead the listener through the whole 30 minutes recording to the final definition of a perfect universe: everlasting and covered by an infinity of stars, bright remaining of the battle that just ended.