Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
"Alternative soul meets ethereal electro-acoustic soundscapes."
Most recent release, I Think I Can See the Ocean (2010)
Elaine Lachica's site
She lists the Cocteau Twins as an influence and it shows. I hear Area in there pretty strongly at times. And i hear more and more (albeit subtle) Kate Bush as i listen, too. Other reviewers on the web list Radiohead, Liz Fraser, Lisa Gerrard, Tori Amos—take it all with a grain of salt but obviously it's ecto-friendly. (damon)
Elaine Lachica obviously gets her inspiration from bits and pieces of the pan-ecto spirit. Her own description of her sound is 'fusing alternative-soul vibes with layers of ethereal electro-acoustic soundscapes', which fits. It's pretty firmly ethereal music of the good and interesting kind. At some points the music seems almost operatic, at others it takes on a more poppy feel but always tempered by ethereal sensibilities. Elaine's voice is very listenable and quite haunting, and sometimes she does a more muted Kate-Bush-the-banshee thing that sends shivers. (damon)
Recommended first album:
Nito Gan—drums, bass, closer
It took me quite a while to get into the groove of this CD, but i'm glad i took the time to do so; this is good music.
Elaine Lachica—vocals, piano, bass, violins, synths, guitar
Technically better produced than the previous album, Apolune is also more immediately catchy: the first (title) track is a real winner. This is still often more soundscape than catchy song, though her voice plays with songs atmospherics and a deep intensity where the vocal tone reminds me very much of Katell Keineg. All in all I would say that while the album retains much of the dreaminess of the previous album, there is are more striking moments in it, like the first track and particularly the playful "vela". This is mood music with interesting edges. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to damon for work on this entry.
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