Elenor Rayner

Elenor Rayner

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Electronic music that's sublimely emotive and instense. You will lose yourself to this music!

Biography

"...is it possible to fall in love with a voice?"

In Australia she has an extremely loyal following for her albums and
her live shows.

Her main project is called SOBRIQUET. The level of intensity and
emotion in her songs is at a level rarely attained by electronic
artists. Every note comes straight from the heart. Her inner-most
emotions are bared for all the world to see.
Music is the most emotionally powerful of all the arts, and this is
powerful music.

The closest I can get to a description of the music is mix up the
intensity of Nine Inch Nails and Sinead O'Connor with the energy of
Bloc Party and The Faint.

Sobriquet has produced two EPs and one full length album. The first,
"people don't go out to clubs to get laid" was an independent release
which gained airplay on national radio and television and was "up and
coming artist of the month" in Rolling Stone Magazine.

The second EP was released on dance label Creative Vibes and the
opening track gained high rotation on Triple J, the national youth
radio station.

The debut album "July" was released internationally through Ground
Under Productions and Elenor was asked to contribute tracks to various
compilations such as VenusaXX on the German label Triton and
collaborated on a track "never come down" with Pound System which was
an underground hit in the UK.

On stage, Elenor is joined by a guitarist and keyboardist.

Elenor has also produced music for television programs and ads.

She has toured extensively and played everywhere from the Irving
Berlin Hall in New York to the top of Mount Hotaka at a dance festival
in Japan.

She also collaborates with producer Peter Crane under the name THE
CRYSTALLINE EFFECT and the two have just released a double album on
Polish label Black Flames.
The reviews have been amazing and a stack of European artists have
been inspired by the music to remix tracks, including Ivory Frequency
and Implant.

The Crystalline Effect have got the support slot for VNV Nation when
they tour in September.

There is no-one quite like Elenor....
Listen to the latest as-yet unreleased tracks "pristine lives" and "u
don't let anyone understand u" and let the music speak for itself.

Lyrics

pure love

Written By: elenor rayner

it's midnight
and i'm out on the street
i don't know where i will go
it's midnight
someone's calling me
how did i end up back in Soho.
Last time i was here
I remember so clear
how could i forget the state I was in
Last time i was here
I remember so clear
it was as if you had electric wires
all over my skin

pure love has brought me here
pure love

5 years, nothing's changed
5 years, it still feels the same
i fall asleep in your arms as the sun rises
i wish this day would never end

pure love has brought me here
pure love

it's midnight
and i'm out on the street
i don't know where i will go
it's midnight
someone's calling me
how did i end up back in Soho.

why are you still standing here?

Written By: Elenor Rayner

I think that there must be two of you,
one says one thing, one says another
You wonder why I get confused,
it's like banging my head against two separate walls.
Bang bang

I'm getting used to the expression on your face,
when you say no, no that's not what I meant,
You say, haven't you heard of irony, girl?
Well, I meant every word that I said.

If so much time was wasted
and there was so much fear
If it was such a disaster, then why are you here
If it was obvious that it would not be
Why are you still standing here with me?
With me.

I'm getting used to knowing what you say
could be the exact opposite the very next day.
I wish I could record what you say and play it back to you
and bring it back to you.

London

Written By: Elenor Rayner

If I close my eyes now, I can see the rain fall down
If I listen closely, I can hear London Town
If I remember accurately, you were always around

And I'd walk to London, and back again
I'd walk to London, to see you again
I'd walk to London, and back again for you

I remember meeting at St Martins In The Park
Sunday nights in Angel we were dancing in the dark
On the bus, 73, goddamn, you stole my heart

I spend half my day thinking about you
And I spend all my nights missing you

Open up your eyes now and tell me what you see
I guess it must be midnight there
coz here it's half past three
I wonder how many times a night you think of me

And I'd walk to London
I'd walk to London
And this time I might stay.

Delete You

Written By: Elenor Rayner

everything you took now, give it back to me
everything you took, return immediately
everything you took now, give it back to me
coz i want to forget you

annihilate you, eradicate you, exterminate you
delete you from my life

everything you were to me, you have ceased to be
everything you weren't, now you never will be
everything you were to me, you have ceased to be
coz i want to forget you

everything you gave me, i have thrown away
everything you sent, i sent back the next day
everything you gave me, i have thrown away
coz i need to forget you

annihilate you, eradicate you
annihilate you, eradicate you, exterminate you
delete you from my life

Discography

ALBUMS:
"Glass" by THE CRYSTALLINE EFFECT
- double album released on Black Flames Records
www.blackflames.prv.pl
"July" by SOBRIQUET
- released through Ground Under Productions
www.gup.net.au
EP's:
"Version 1.1"
- released through Creative Vibes
www.cvibes.com
"People Don't Go Out To Clubs To Get Laid"
- independent release
www.sobriquet.org
TRACKS ON COMPILATIONS:
VenusaXX
Beatscootin'
Every Picture Tells A Story Vol. III
Cognition III
3RRR Used and Recorded By
Girlzone II
Melbourne Techno Floor
Refashioned

Set List

U don't let anyone understand u
pristine lives
xls
sanctified
inbetween lies
pure love
for s
wish upon a star
equilibrium
Usually a 45 minute set.