Waves Backers :

James Van Nguyen, Gwenaëlle Lecoanet , Emilie PS, Loïc Sombardier, Olivier Boutière, Colette AnneMarie, Sébastien Tortora, Bob Reid, Mika Paananen, Paavo Partanen, Bernadette Chiuppi, Marie Rath, Elisabeth Suau, Christophe Gosselin, Masaaki Otsuka, Simon Chiuppi, Geneviève Negrel, Shinichi Yasugi, Pascale Sanchez, Rosemarie Borrelly, Michel Vaschalde, Bernard Potin, Thierry Desmares, Christophe Chalencon, Joselyn Lago, Samppa Murtomäki, Sascha Felnagel, Sylvie Garcin, Frank Leuther, Konstantin Shevchenko, Roland Champetier, Patrick Francoz, Audrey Djibilian, Reiner Schmied, Finbarr Farragher, Christofer Saarela Gustafson, Juha Rytkönen, Gérard Lehiany, Corinne Laupie, Friederike Ridegh, Saku Siltala, Joachim Maier, Frank Buchert, David D’Halleine, Julie Loraschi, Lanna Eaves, Nicholas Viner, Sandra Fischer, Walter Lautenbach, Kristiina Partanen, Kritter, Pentti, Maija-Liina PartaneWalter Lautenbach, Russel Cook, Kristiina Partanen, Pentti Partanen, Maija-Liina Partanen, Paavo Partanen, Jean-Marc Domeneghetty, Benjamin Suau, Jerome Goodluck, Olli Kivelä, Louis Potez, Carrion Trinité, Bert Rothkugel, Jari Mäkäräinen, David Brami, Carlos Silva, Bob Reid, Eddie Risdal, Mitja Harvilahti, Nina Riutta, Arnaud Perthuis, Mervi Limnell, Justine Florio, Matthew Eridon, Lanna Eaves, Andy Waldner, César Antonio Sánchez Larraín, Silke Jungbluth, Simon McMurdo, Mallaury Boudet, Trucia QuistarcWalter Lautenbach, Russel Cook, Kristiina Partanen, Pentti Partanen, Maija-Liina Partanen, Paavo Partanen, Jean-Marc Domeneghetty, Benjamin Suau, Jerome Goodluck, Olli Kivelä, Louis Potez, Carrion Trinité, Bert Rothkugel, Jari Mäkäräinen, David Brami, Carlos Silva, Bob Reid, Eddie Risdal, Mitja Harvilahti, Nina Riutta, Arnaud Perthuis, Mervi Limnell, Justine Florio, Matthew Eridon, Lanna Eaves, Andy Waldner, César Antonio Sánchez Larraín, Silke Jungbluth, Simon McMurdo, Mallaury Boudet, Trucia Quistarc, Mikael Salo, Bertrand Minary, David Brami, Jaakko Silvast, Tomas Siegl

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[01/05/19]

Soulmates

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[30/04/19]

On Wednesday, May 1st at 18:00 (Finnish time) : join the video premiere of Soulmates in youtube, and interact live !

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[30/04/19]

Cover art for single Soulmates revealed

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[11/04/19]

The Waves crowdfunding campaign in Indiegogo is now closed. We have successfully reached our goal and we even went beyond it. My warm thank you, goes to all of you who have participated and supported this campaign. Your support is not only to Eilera, it is to independent music.

We will proceed to have your items manufactured and shipped to your homes as soon as possible, within our deadline fixed at the end of June. The digital items will be sent earlier.

The names of our backers will not only appear on www.eilera.com. They will also appear at the end of the upcoming video for first single Soulmates, for a unique and eternal shared souvenir. <3 Eilera

[28/03/19]

Due to the success of the crowdfunding, we decided to use the InDemand option from Indiegogo and keep the pre-orders open until April 8th, for those of you who have not had the chance nor the time to pass your orders of the album and of its collector items.

[25/02/19]

Welcome to Eilera's crowdfunding campaign to support the NEW ALBUM Waves ! (ENG/FR)

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When she feels ready Eilera starts to compose for a new album. She must learn to work differently, for the first time without Loïc. She meets several musicians on her way with whom she starts collaborations, without finding stability. Yet, with every new experience comes a new knowledge and the album keeps building up.

At the after-party of Tuska festival in the summer of 2013, she runs into an old acquaintance of hers : sound engineer/technician Tero Kinnunen. Tero has been busy working with Nightwish and they have not met in a long time. It is a coincidence that Tero found again Eilera's Ep among his CDs 3 weeks earlier and has been listening to it and loving it since then. At the party he tells her this story.

A couple of days after the party Eilera asks Tero if he would like to work with her on the new album and he accepts. They start working officially together in February 2014 in Finnvox studio, with the recording of the first 2 singles of the album, 'Frozen Path' and 'Into the Sea'. The rest of the year is spent doing more composing, writing, arrangement work and rehearsing with the musicians.

2015 starts with finalising the demo of the album together with the band and with the recording of 3 of the new songs in live video format : 'Deadly Together', 'Angel made Temptress' and 'Your Way'. These videos were shot by Eilera's old friend Mitja Harvilahti (Moonsorrow), together with César Sanchez Lorráin. These recordings were the occasion for Eilera and Tero to work on the band's live sound.

At the beginning of Summer 2017, after she has played the show that would close the Face Your Demons era, Eilera embarks on a road-trip along the Atlantic Ocean coast. Doing so, she answers to a call that has been growing in her for the past two years : the call of the waves.

For the first time in her life, Eilera feels that she might be done with music. She is experiencing a burn-out. The cold, dehumanising monster that the city can be, has been consuming her. She does not sing anymore. She starts familiarising herself with the idea that she might become a writer, who will focus on words solely, without music behind them. She even starts writing a book, that tells of her early years on the metal scene in France... Yet, as her road-trip progresses and she stops on deserted beaches, sits on rocks for hours, watching the horizon and swims in every deserted creak she passes on her way, the waves of the Ocean bring her back to life and slowly, music starts playing within her again.

After her trip has ended and she has arrived at her relatives' in southern France, the songs of what would become Waves start writing themselves. Eilera decides that this album shall belong to the Folk-Rock tradition, with nordic and Celtic colours, in order to honour best the muse that has inspired it. She also decides that this album shall unite her past with her present. She therefore contacts musicians to work with, who belong to her past and to her present and unites them on the new album : Dominique Dijoux, the keyboard player from her Chrysalis years (Progressive-Death-Metal, France), Loïc Tézénas (France), with whom she initially started the Eilera project, Roni Seppänen (Finland), the main guitarist on Face Your Demons, Toni Paananen (Finland), the main drummer on Face Your Demons.

As the demos progress, away from the "Kurt Cobain album" she had first envisaged and into a beautiful and forceful piece of art-rock, she adds the layers that she feels are necessary to tell best each of the song's story. This is how, for the first time in the history of her albums, Eilera comes to invite guests : contra-bass player Juho Martikainen (At the Hollow, PUER), bassist Sami Hinkka (Ensiferum), Chilean guitarist Zé Javier (Jaco Dada) and French bagpipes/diatonic accordion player/singer Pereg ár Bagol (Skiltron, Celtic Bastard). The introduction of the album is sung in Gascon language by Pereg, over a piece of Celtic folk music and waves samples - a wink to some of Eilera's family roots.

As the construction of the album proceeds, Eilera pushes the limits of her exploration, to all types of waves : sound, electric, radio, emotional.. as well as to studying all shades of colours and light from the Ocean's waves. The challenge for her is to combine the richness of those multiple sources of energy into songs that speak to the souls of most and to make one compact album with them. From beginning to end, the album will follows a wave sample, she decides.

The recording of Waves happens in home-studios in France, Finland and Chile, as well as in the Moon Unit studio of Helsinki for the drums, with assistance of Jan Rechberger (Amorphis) and in Finnvox studio (Helsinki) for the final mix and master. Tero 'Tee Cee' Kinnunen, who has been on Eilera's side throughout the Face Your Demons era is back at sound recording and co-production. For the first time and by pure chance, Eilera gets to collaborate with legendary sound engineer Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Sonata Arctica Children of Bodom...) on the final mixes, while Mika Jussila is once again in charge of the mastering.

Eilera records her vocals in several steps and she meets a challenge she has never met before : following an illness, her voice has become an instrument she must learn to tame again. The result of it is vocals with a new-found maturity, which sound purer and deeper than ever before. Folk-Rock music, with its genuine story-telling quality, matches perfectly with those new vocals... Rather than an ending, Waves has thus become a new beginning.

Another milestone happens right after the album is ready, as Eilera launches a crowdfunding in February 2019, that presents the music, illustrations by Justine Florio and animations by David Letelier, based on the photographs Eilera has taken on her road-trip and the ideas she has been developing since. The response to the campaign is warm and after 30 days, it has reached its objective. It is extended by 10 days.

Shortly after the campaign has ended, Eilera announces that the first single from the album will be Soulmates and that it will be supported by a video. The video gathers clips from the recording of Waves, thus making it a valuable souvenir. Further than this, it illustrates the main theme of the video : the direction of life and the paths we follow, on which we encounter meaningful ones whom we might involuntarily hurt. The waves on this particular song are emotional.

Can one fix in the present
the mistakes of one's past
we were so young we had so much to learn
Will you listen to my voice now

"When i was in my mid-twenties, i met one of the most beautiful beings i've met in my life. Not much happened in between us really, except for the spark of music. We were both songwriters. He called me his soulmate, several times. The lack of trust in myself prevented me from hearing him at the time. I was too young, too immature for such a pure light. I needed to grow. So, not knowing how to respond to him, i avoided the situation and by doing so, certainly hurt his feelings. Today, i am telling him with my song : I never meant to hurt you, you know. I was just too young.. May he hear my adult woman voice." - Eilera

Waves is an album destined to bring some life back into the city, for anybody who, like Eilera a couple of years ago, might feel the need to fight back the dehumanising process. Soon, one can do it by listening to Waves and feel.

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13.5.2019 : Promotional event in Oodi, Helsinki. Presentation of Waves by Eilera / hearing of new songs / projection of Soulmates video animations on big screen
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Waves CD : pre-order Eilera's NEW ALBUM directly from us ! - delivery in June 2019

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Waves TS album design, front and back - unisex

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Waves Hand-written lyrics, with the Waves wax seal ! - Collector Item - 7 left

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