I would like to introduce you to a unique kind of indie project. It's unique because you don't typically think of orchestras when you think of indie music, mostly because what indie artist has the kind of production budget to hire an orchestra? Well this album was put together on a skeletal budget. Believe it or not, the upfront cost totalled less than $100. After you hear the music, you'll be even less likely to believe it! An album of this caliber would normally have at least a $300,000 budget, minimum.
Elacor is the acronym for Electro-Acoustic-Orchestra. The music this 49-piece ensemble plays could be called classical crossover, or more fittingly orchestral pop. It draws inspiration from the sound of popular music, Broadway and Hollywood. As well as the traditional orchestral instruments, the group incorporates guitars, synths and a pop-style rhythm section.
Executive producer, Thomas C. Baggaley, kindly shared some pics of the orchestra with me. If you're not a classical music fan, this is your chance to get into it! And if you're not a pop kinda guy/girl this is also your chance to get into that! The two styles are perfectly blended in this record creating a wonderful mix.