"In 2009, we released the wonderful album, “Lost” by Ela Orleans - a limited vinyl edition. We're honored to re-press “Lost” on vinyl (33 rpm) and for the first time on CD. Each fragment of this album brings its own light, and song after song, light after light, we continue to listen – since the first day we listened to it for the first time 11 years ago… With her hypnotic music and voice, fragments of loops, repetitions and music samples, “Lost” continues to resonate. It’s a pleasure to reissue this masterpiece."
La Station Radar records
This reissue has been beautifully remastered by James Plotkin.
The record was written, arranged and recorded by Ela Orleans in New York in 2009, with the exception of Track 9 written and composed by Bill Rivers. Wende K. Blass also contributed to the record, with guitar on Tracks 2, 5 and 8.
The lyrics are a juxtaposition of poems by Ela Orleans, and shorts stories by Robert Walter, Sarah Teasdale, Bruno Schulz and Bill Rivers.
Ela Orleans is a Polish musician and multi-instrumentalist. She plays violin, guitar, keyboard, synth and uses samples from her own collection of vinyl records.
Ela Orleans Lost
La Station Radar
Vinyl 33rpm : Out now / Available
CD : Pre-order only / All pre-order will be send from 11 january 2021
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell