Belgian drummer and songwriter Elias Devoldere has been playing clubs and festivals across Europe with several prominent bands (Nordmann, Sumi, Hypochristmutreefuzz, John Ghost, Hast…) for the past ten years. He was also invited to create soundtracks for dance performances and theatre quite often, which in hindsight turns out to be the starting point (and inspiration) for his upcoming solo debut.
In Nordmann, Sumi and Hypochristmutreefuzz, Elias already had a fair share of the writing and arrangement credits. He mainly gets his energy from creating music together and never settles for the supporting role that is often reserved for drummers. Therefore it was just only a matter of time before he would be sharing his own ‘solo’ music with us.
For this project, unpretentiously named Elias, Devoldere composes music that is intuitive, personal and highly visual. Elias' approach is cinematic, he’s always on the lookout for images that move him, but instead of capturing them on photo or video, he turns these pictures into music.
This time Devoldere wrote all of the music and lyrics - yep, the drummer’s also a singer - and played nearly all instruments on the album. No compromises on ‘Kaiku’. This time, all we hear is Elias Devoldere himself, raw and pure.
Elias' impressive debut EP ‘Kaiku’ will be released on Unday Records after the summer. The five tracks were produced by Elias and mixed by Jasper Maekelberg.