Songs from the crackling Atanor Mellow
Records MMP 528 (released december 2012)
the acclaimed “Trails of Ambergris”, the Yleclipse release
in late Autumn 2012, a new studio cd titled “Songs from the
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.
“Atanor” image is reminiscent of an allegorical language
still often used in the band’s lyrics.
clues through the lines is up to the listener…
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).
A tribute to Marillion - Recital for a season’s end Mellow
Records MMP 507 CD 1/2/3 (release date: 05 march 2010)
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,
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 Mellow
Records MMP 505 (released december 2008)
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
Opus Mellow Records MMP 485
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 Mellow Records MMP 481 A/B/C
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
artwork by Alessandra Murgia.
Prime Substance Mellow Records MMP 441(2003)
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”.
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”.