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About E.L.F.

"ELF" or "E.L.F." was a sibling music project of EYE that operated for 5 years in the '00s. The sibling ELF project showcased the quirky psychedelic electronica dance music (aka. IDM/EDM) that EYE was producing at the same time as other distinct styles (eg. electro industrial, hip hop, synth punk rock).

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ELF's music was featured on several radio stations and national radio shows - including daily broadcast for several months on the most popular alternative music station in Australia ("JJJ")... E.L.F. songs were on 10+ compilation CD albums (USA, Europe & Australia)... ELF performed live many times including at several esteemed festivals... Several major media publications ran features about the ELF & EYE projects... E.L.F. even placed 2nd in the esteemed MusicOz song competition... See further below for details.

Regards the name: along with "elf" the letters denoted "Electronic Liberation Front" and "Earth Liberation Front" - the titles of several E.L.F. music pieces.

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ELF Music

The genre styles that ELF's electronic dance music encompassed include: IDM (intelligent dance music), Acid, House, Electro Pop, Electronica, Psychedelia, Drum n Bass, Illbient, Electroclash, PsyTrance, Breakbeat & forerunners to Witch House & Glitch Hop... Some ELF tracks are available at this ELF Music Bandcamp page.

The above is a live recording from 2002. It is also featured on EYE's youtube channel among other tracks that were regularly performed live as E.L.F.

Prior to "ELF" the title of AYA was used for several years (for these instrumental electronic tracks by EYE). Those pieces featured analogue synthesizers; hear them at the AYA Music Bandcamp page. An example:

ELF-styled music can be heard on all albums at the EYE Music Bandcamp page. Some examples:

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E.L.F. on Radio

One of the most popular radio stations in Australia, Triple J (JJJ), added the ELF track "A Nice Walk in the Park" to their daily playlist; featured thusly for several months in 2003 and on specialty shows in following years (see image). The track known as "Motivator" - later titled "Challenger" - was featured in DJ sets on the Saturday night JJJ "Mix-Up" program.

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"A Nice Walk in the Park" at EYE's Youtube Channel . It was later included on the EYE album "Propaganda Machine".

Other radio stations that broadcast songs & interviewed the members of ELF & EYE include: 2SER, 2RRR & Bondi-FM (Sydney); 3RRR, 3CR & 3PBS (Melbourne); 4ZZZ (Brisbane); 5DDD (Adelaide); 6RTR (Perth); 6CCR (Fremantle); 2XX (Canberra); 2NUR-FM (Newcastle); VOX-FM (Wollongong); the national radio shows "Beatroot" (Community Radio Satellite) & "Alchemy" (SBS).

ELF Live

E.L.F / ELF performed at more than a dozen dance parties ("doofs", "raves" or "gigs") in several cities - Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra - and were offered slots to perform with international artists on upcoming tours and at festivals... This page has a list of live performances as ELF or E.L.F. with several flyers and posters.

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Awards to E.L.F.

The MusicOz.org song competition awarded ELF with 2nd place in their dance music category for the electro-glitch-pop song "Bring It Down (Yer Lurrve)"

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That track was later included on the EYE album Propaganda Machine

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ELF Interviews

Several newspapers and music magazines have interviewed members of ELF/EYE - mostly as "J Citizen", "John Citizen" or "Jane Citizen".

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These publications include: Sydney city's music papers 3D World (for electronic dance music nightclub culture) and DRUM Media (for rock and pop music) ... The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper (article about underground Australian electronic music producers) ... A feature article in the Cyclic Defrost magazine about alternative electronic music ... In the "BMA" music magazine (Canberra street press) and The Canberra Times newspaper (about early innovators with independent home studio recording) ... An article about EYE's activism and protest music in the Australian political newspaper Green Left Weekly ... An interview with EYE in Chain DLK (magazine from Europe on the electro industrial music subculture) ... An article in the American Industrial Nation magazine ...
The links above open a new window with images of these articles.
Plus reviews in many publications.

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E.L.F Albums

Record Labels in Europe, North America & Australia featured tunes by "ELF" (or "AYA") on around a dozen compilation CD albums, in addition to the 50+ compilations that featured tracks as EYE - for a list of collections see this EYE discography .
The Blatant Propaganda label released several CDR demo albums by "E.L.F." or "elf" or "aya". These include the titles "Live at XXL" (listing at discogs.com), "Preview" and "Aphazia" - which were provided to DJs on community radio stations in Australia and sold via mail order as teasers to lead up to an official debut CD release...

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However, despite plans for an "official" (mastered, polished and factory-pressed) E.L.F. CD Album, it was not released for several reasons explained further below.

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Post-ELF

However... despite that great momentum - of reaching major milestones from which to launch to greater reknown - the ELF project had to be put on hold due to a serious injury, illness and lengthy recovery period ...
It then became demotivating to re-commence working under that title when:
i) Our mp3.com/elf web-page was deleted - after we had concentrated on building a large following for it, over several years, with 50,000+ song-plays/downloads - when a major-media corporation bought out (that formerly independent-artist-focussed) website and replaced our page with content about a major-label "elf" rock band from the early 1970s...
ii) During our time-out another Australian artist was using "The E.L.F." as a title and national radio were broadcasting them (possibly assisted in part by the significant publicity we had already achieved before them)...
iii) It was also realised that having several project names was too demanding on limited time and resources...

Hence, it was decided later on to re-assimilate the E.L.F./elf/AYA tunes under the original
www.EYEmusic.info umbrella. Some of these tracks can be found on EYE albums via www.EYE.audio and others are on the EYE Youtube Channel ... More are scheduled to be re-mixed, re-mastered and re-released during late 2016 and 2017.

Some more information (image and links) will be forthcoming.

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E.L.F. Links

Record Label
"Blatant Propaganda"

Music by the E.L.F. under other titles:

EYE Music Band

AYA Music Band

About club nights & radio by E.L.F. member:
DJ Robot Citizen

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