Elarcos is a new name on the progressive rock scene. The band from Montevideo in Uruguay works as a quintet, comprised of talented musicians who crafted an amazing release with their full-length debut “Tecnocracia.” Their flirting with jazz fusion and singing in Spanish make for an unique listening experience. To make it even more interesting, the title song on the album is a 27-minute monster, a real prog epic.
What made you go for the name Elarcos?
Well, this was a little complicated. Actually is a words game, and it doesn’t means nothing. Some years ago we was called ‘CODA’, then we wanted to change it, and then ‘Elarcos’ appeared.
How do you usually describe your music?
We like to think that is a fusion, where many styles and genres merge into a music that can catch the attention of people that likes different genres.
What is your writing process like?
Generally we write everything using GuitarPro, someone have an idea, write it and send it to the others in the band to add stuffs and arrangements, or just erase everything and start again haha. When we are happy with the whole track, we start to record it at home as a demo, to listen it in real instruments sound.
Who or what is your inspiration, if you have any?
Personally my inspiration is Symphony X singer Russell Allen as main influence, then I listen a lot of Ayreon, Haken, Adagio, and many others.
What is your favourite piece on the “Tecnocracia” album?
The title track ‘Tecnocracia’, it last 27 minutes and is all we wanted to say in this album! Also I like ‘Endependencia’ and ‘Alguien Normal’.
What makes “Tecnocracia” different?
The main element that marks the difference in Elarcos is the saxophone as a lead instrument. It head with the voice playing the main melodies, and fight with guitar and keyboard solos.
What should music lovers expect from “Tecnocracia”?
Tecnocracia is an hour length album, with many elements that enrich the tracks, a lot of rhythm and key changes, speed prog and jazz arrangments, solo duels, high pitched voices and choirs as well as growls.
What kind of emotions would you like your audience to feel when they listen to your music?
We want to trap you, that you listen some part and want to listen more to know how it will end.
Which do you like most, life in the studio or on tour?
Personally I like both, I’m kind of perfectionist and like to much to be in the studio making music, but the feelings in the stage is another magic that feel the soul!
Pick your three favourite albums that you would take on a desert island with you.
Ufff this is hard haha. I think it could be ‘V: The New Mythology Suite’ from Symphony X, ‘Universal Migrator’ from Ayreon, and ‘Burn The Sun ’ from Ark.
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