Molotov Elysian

Molotov Elysian

BandAlternativeRock

molotov elysian |'mola tov i'le zh aun| 1. opposite elements; light, dark & the shadow between; 2. throwing heaven; a musical explosion of spirit from a graveyard in paradise; bursts of sound releasing figments buried at the ends of the earth where heroes were conveyed after death by their gods.

Biography

Bringing the dream state to life, Molotov Elysian creates a new musical tapestry out of things familiar. Dream pop, marked by sonic textures and elusive vocals, is a sub-genre of alternative music merging shoegaze elements with traditional songwriting. Molotov Elysian takes this genre to a new level with greater extremes and takes the next step for post-rock. Together, the members embody their name -- one's contrasting of fragmented, abstract, sound explosions against the other's richly melodic and ecstatic song.

Fuchigami produces their distinct sound which contrasts strong resonant noise with soft and appeasing harmony. He crafts the sonic textures and harmonic arrangements through a series of computerized processes -- sampling, programming, mixing, and signal processing. On stage, he becomes part of the sound collage by adding the "molotov-ic" texture through his guitar, bow, and lap steel guitar.

Chandra has a voice that has been described as reminiscent of Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Lisa Gerrard. However, defining her style as simply "mesmerizing" is not sufficient to portray such a spiritually soothing voice. Her strong interest in global music genres has not only nurtured her vocals, but also gives them an energy that transcribes into a gentle melodious message to our weary souls. Her inimitable singing of deliberately obscured lyrics heightens the etherealness of the "elysian" aesthetic. "While We Were Sleeping" is the debut full length, following the 2005 EP release.

The full length is released as of October 2006, available for download on Itunes, Napster, & Rhapsody, and in CD format at WhileWeWeSleeping.com. The music appeals to many fans of This Mortal Coil, Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Dead Can Dance, Radiohead, Everything but the Girl, and Jesus & Mary Chain.

Preview the full-length @
http://www.last.fm/music/Molotov+Elysian/while+we+were+sleeping

See press kit @
http://molotovelysian.com/presskit/

See feedback @
http://www.myspace.com/molotovelysian

Lyrics

No More Deserts

Written By: Lyrics by Leah Chandra (music by Daisuke Fuchigami and Leah Chandra; Arrangement and Production by D

(Verse 1)
Could I unshine
heaven's dome...
uncover all that
we've become?
(Chorus)
In your dream
a child is wise.
You feel you're
overcome.
Please believe your
kinder face
and you'll say
you're not a fool
anymore.
(Verse 2)
Could I unshine
heaven's dome...
uncover answers
we have won?
(Chorus)
In your dream
a child is wise.
You feel you're
overcome.
Please believe your
kinder face
and you'll say
you're not a alone
anymore.
(Bridge)
(Chorus)
In your dream
a child is wise.
You feel you're
overcome.
Please believe your
kinder face
and you'll say
you're not a fool
anymore.
 

Discography

While We Were Sleeping (Self-Released, October 2006, will be available at Whileweweresleeping.com, on Itunes and by airplay/streaming on last.fm)

While We Were Sleeping (EP) (Self-Released, 2005, available on Itunes and by airplay/streaming -- stations can download at Airplaydirect.com)

Today A Mountain Has Been Moved
(on Unquiet Grave IV, Cleopatra Records, 2004)

Set List

Edge of Red (on ep & full length)
Gift on a String (on full length)
No More Deserts (on full length)
Spider (possibly on next release)
Tied (possibly on next release)
Today A Mountain Has Been Moved (on ep & full length)
Dark Room Blueprint (on ep & full length)
130,363,800 seconds (on full length)

(all original. set time: ~45 minutes)

Other tracks:
Mirages (on full length)
Breath Before Water (on ep & full length)
Alabaster Walls (on full length)

(all original. total possible set time: ~60 minutes)

New material in the works.