Eklipse – “Electric Air” (2013)

Label: Premium Records/Soulfood Distribution/The End Records

Review by Luisa Mercier

Second release for the four girls string quartet that debuted an year ago and supported Nightwish during their Euro tour. I had the chance to see them live in this occasion and really appreciated their first album, so I was really curious to hear how they evolved and what they chose to cover in this new “Electric Air”. I might say that in my opinion the sound is more mature, richer and lush and the songs choice is darker, less mainstream even though the first single “Titanium” (David Guetta cover) might you think differently.

The arrangement is really baroque anyway so there is nothing of the dance original.  It is followed by a really elegant cover of Massive Attack “Teardrop” and a beautiful on of Lykke Li “ I Follow Rivers”. One of the highlights is “Where The Wild Roses Grow” originally by Nick Cave featuring Kylie Minogue. I love the song and Eklipse turned it into a gorgeous instrumental piece. There is space for international hits like “Set Fire to The Rain” by Adele or “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse, which I adore too. There is also space for classical music with “Ode An Die Freunde” by Beethoven and oldie but gold like “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics and “You Spin Me Round”. Absolutely recommended if you look for relaxing music.

Rating – 80/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Titanium
  2. Teardrop
  3. I Follow Rivers
  4. Where The Wild Roses Grow
  5. Assassin’s Creed
  6. Set Fire to the Rain
  7. Supermassive Black Hole
  8. We Are The People
  9. Until The End of The World
  10. Shake It Out
  11. Rock The Casbah
  12. Ode An Die Freunde
  13. Sweet Dreams

 

Line Up

  • Helena – Cello
  • Viola – Viola
  • Miss E. – First violin
  • Scarlett – Violin

 

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