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Belgian drummer / songwriter Elias Devoldere has been playing clubs and festivals across Europe with several prominent bands (Nordmann, Sumi, Hypochristmutreefuzz, John Ghost, Hast…) for the past ten years. He was also invited to create soundtracks for dance performances and theatre quite often, which in hindsight turns out to be the starting point (and inspiration) for his upcoming solo debut.

For this project, unpretentiously named Elias, Devoldere composes music that is intuitive, personal and highly visual. Elias’ approach is cinematic, he’s always on the lookout for images that move him, but instead of capturing them on photo or video, he turns these pictures into music.

Devoldere wrote all of the music and lyrics – yep, the drummer’s also a singer – and played nearly all instruments on the album. No compromises, all we hear is Elias Devoldere himself, raw and pure.

photography by Vibe Stalpaert

  • 18/10/2023EliasBE, Gent, Charlatan
  • 10/02/2024EliasBE, Tongeren, WINTER TALES festival