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Songs from the crackling Atanor
Cover by Alessandra Murgia
 

Samples available on Mellow Records website

Songs from the crackling Atanor
Mellow Records MMP 528 (released december 2012)

After the acclaimed “Trails of Ambergris”, the Yleclipse release in late Autumn 2012, a new studio cd titled “Songs from the crackling Atanor”.

The first 3 albums by the band, were a sort of chemical trilogy, whether “Trails” was an attempt to throw light on a obscure chapter of history from the “Napoleonic Wars” period. “Songs from the crackling Atanor” instead represents a “political breakthrough” for the Yleclipse themes.

Topics such as the outrageous preponderance of financial speculation over real economy, the mere illusion of consumerism, and the eventual and unavoidable crisis of a life-style based on ever-growing globalization, conceived after WWII, are the issues dealt in this work.

Moreover, the “Atanor” image is reminiscent of an allegorical language still often used in the band’s lyrics.

Finding the clues through the lines is up to the listener…

Seven tracks, including one instrumental acoustic piece, for over 60 minutes of music, the usual but moderate use of sound effects, are contained in this work by the band, featuring the same line-up since a long time: Alessio Guerriero (guitar & vocals, for the first time also on keyboards, on one song), Andrea Picciau (piano and keyboards), Andrea Iddas (bass guitar), Federico Bacco (drums & percussion).


Recital for a season’s end

A tribute to Marillion - Recital for a season’s end
Mellow Records MMP 507 CD 1/2/3
(release date: 05 march 2010)

The Yleclipse take part to this upcoming tribute to Marillion titled “Recital for a season’s end”, to be released on march 5th 2010, with an eclectic version of the classic anthem “Market Square Heroes” listed in cd 1. If you wish to learn more, please visit Mellow Records website, where you will find the complete list of the bands which have paid their tribute and respect to one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all times.


Trails of ambergris
Cover by Alessandra Murgia
 

Trails of ambergris
Mellow Records MMP 505 (released december 2008)

Two years after the acclaimed “Opus”, the Yleclipse come back with an outstanding studio cd titled “Trails of ambergris”; the which project features eight tracks, coherently with their peculiar “canvas”, which consists of six full-arrangement tracks plus two acoustic instrumentals. For those of you who are acquainted with the Yleclipse music, “Opus” was the final chapter of an alchemy-related trilogy based on the three states of the chemical “opus”; nigredo, rubedo, and albedo, the latter being symbolic of spiritual rebirth. The fore-mentioned “Trails of ambergris” focuses on adventures and venturers at sea, as there have been plenty over the centuries. In particular the narration deals with those who hit the sardinian coast, in 1792-1793, during the french Revolution. Some of the eight tracks were conceived as “freely inspired” to some events which occurred along the shores of Sardinia, where the french were repeatedly defeated by the local militia and regular troops of the (then) Kingdom of Sardinia. This is by no means a statement from an historical perspective, neither a celebration of crowns and households. “Trails of ambergris” is about being forced and picked up from the chosen occupations, being labeled as mad “blowers” when not following the line. Moreover, this new Yleclipse works is about trying to maintain a personal perspective, and holding fast to our dreams. To sum up, those songs speak of liberty and freedom of conscience.


Opus
Cover by Alessandra Murgia

Opus
Mellow Records MMP 485 (2006)



Hear ye! Hear ye! We gladly announce the up-coming release of "Opus", the most "progressive" of the Yleclipse chemical trilogy. The cd features eight tracks, recorded between november 2004 - march 2005, the which lyrics focus on the state of "albedo" representing a spiritual and musical rebirth. Structures and chordal textures have increased their complexity, as well as the vocal efforts, and clearly mark the trip taken by the band into wider musical areas. Acoustic guitars in irish tuning, hammond, flutes, acid and grunting guitars, often enriched with ambient effects to dub swirling rythmical lines, make of "Opus" the most colourful and imaginative Yleclipse record.


Higher & Higher - A tribute to the Moody Blues

Higher & Higher - A tribute to the Moody Blues
Mellow Records MMP 481 A/B/C (2005)



The Yleclipse proudly claim their participation to this challenging Mellow Records project, with the cover of the famous hit "I'm just a singer in a rock'n'roll band", listed in cd C. The making of this tribute, which comes in triple cd box set, has involved 30 bands from all over the world, including honourable and well-know bands such as (among the others), Yolk from Switzerland and Flamborough Head from the Netherlands.


Prime Substance
Cover and artwork by Alessandra Murgia.

Prime Substance
Mellow Records MMP 441 (2003)

“Prime Substance”; the Yleclipse are proud to announce the release of their second creative effort titled “Prime Substance”. The cd, soon available in all specialized stores, is the final result of a three-months busy recording period (June-August 2002). The track-list features eight songs, sung both in English and Italian, according to the Yleclipse “established” tradition. The title-track, “Prime substance”, combines and resumes in itself the “prime criteria” of the band, as far as composition is concerned; contrived structure, powerful sounds, and a delicate touch of celtic folk, related to a peculiar airy-fairy atmosphere, capable of warming up the coldest prog-rock hearts . Creativeness and, last but not least, a superior audio quality, make of “Prime Substance” a record which cannot be missed by the “aficionados” of the “genre”.


Mercury and Sulfurus
Airy-fairy and dreamy cover and artwork, by Alessandra Murgia.

Mercury and Sulfurus
Arcontes DP001 (2000)

“Mercury and Sulfurus”; it’s the first official Yleclipse cd. Released in September 2000, (the band was then called Eclisse before changing the name to Yleclipse), it features 12 tracks, and it is claimed to be symbolic of a work which spans several years of composition and recording sessions. A wide range of styles is covered by the band on “Mercury”, where long suites such as “Through the meadows”, and highly structured songs as the title-track, composed coherently to the well-known symphonic-rock tradition, coexist with delicate folk ballads, such as “La porta nera” and “La via deserta del Sud Est”.