Musician Eliel Arrey releases ‘The Essentials’ LP

The composer and songwriter known internationally as Eliel Arrey has released his latest full-length record, “The Essentials.” The album contains no fewer than 20 tracks for an approximate total listening time of 80 minutes, making for a comprehensive collection of material from Arrey’s repertoire. It has been proudly published on the EA Music Group independent label. In addition to Eliel Arrey himself, the album features remarkable performances by Nasomi, Yolanda Arrey, and Steve Owner with an extended instrumental of Eliel Arrey’s ‘Paradise’ remix of Melissa Otero’s ‘Angels and Demons.'” Broadly varied, emotionally evocative, and showcasing the artist’s most innovative work to date, “The Essentials” from Eliel Arrey is indispensable for fans of pop music and epic anthems alike.

Eliel Arrey cites as main artistic influences two families of musicians: for his anthems and classical tracks, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Thomas Bergersen, John Powell, Audiomachine, and Two Steps from Hell; for his EDM productions, David Guetta, Avicii, Jake Shanahan, and Hardwell.

These two musical identities dovetail smoothly on “The Essentials,” just as they intertwine in Arrey’s work in general. His electronica and pop music offerings tend to have aspects of classical narrative and sweeping, soaring waves of sound. Likewise, his classical compositions and soundtracks are marked with motivating narratives and memorable, catchy melodies as are found in his pop and EDM.

Speaking of his new “Essentials” record, Arrey writes, “Music has always been influenced by cultures. Every society/culture has a unique style to their music and different instruments sometimes trademark some cultures. Our album, ‘The Essentials,’ is meant to draw in music lovers from all backgrounds, cultures, and styles. Our listeners will notice many instruments not conventionally used in typical, everyday music.”

This is seen in his use of bagpipes to play the African Cameroonian National Anthem, in kalimbas which lay the down his verses in “Far Cry,” and his exploration of the violins and woodwinds of the Celtic hills. Each of these are showcased through the impeccable audio vision of sound director and senior sound engineer Kevin Monahan of Love Audio Mastering.

“’The Essentials’ is going to take every listener on an international journey,” says Eliel Arrey. “We hope that all our listeners can feel and appreciate the diversity we sought when we compiled this album. Our vocalists are nothing short of world-class, featuring the powerful Dutch artist, Nasomi and Salt Lake City’s finest, Yolanda. ‘The Essentials’ also boasts internationally acclaimed songwriter and engineer Steve Owner, as well as the extended instrumental rendition of Melissa Otero’s ‘Angels and Demons.’”

Songs on “The Essentials” come from many music genres, including new-age, modern classical, electro house, dance, hip-hop, R&B, orchestral, and world music. There’s also a song in honor of the late film-score legend, James Horner.

“We had a hard time picking what genre to list the overall album under,” Arrey says. “We love the diversity of the tracks in the project as it symbolizes the diverse influences we have had in our lives and the different cultures that have influenced us. Our goal is that everyone can find something that they can relate to when they play this album.”

With nearly every emotional hue coloring this striking example of unbridled innovation and musical alchemy, it’s improbable that the music fan won’t hear himself in it somewhere.

“So much love and hard work has gone into this project. It is our deepest honor to share this album with you and the rest of the world.”

“The Essentials” by Eliel Arrey from EA Music Group becomes available online worldwide 20 April 2016.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Eliel Arrey releases new single ‘End of Days’

The composer of digital music known as Eliel Arrey has released his latest single, “End of Days.” The track is the first glimpse of his upcoming album expected to appear worldwide on 1 April 2016. Both are being proudly published as independent releases without the support or direction of the corporate music industry. Evocative, spellbinding, and towering high above the listener, “End of Days” is a sonic story on an epic scale which every music fan should hear.

Eliel Arrey is the leader of EA Music Group, who have worked together to make “End of Days” a reality. EA Music Group are: Kevin Monahan (sound director and senior engineer), Trevor Price (mastering and engineering), Nasomi Belle, Yolanda Arrey, Melissa Otero, and A-Fluent (vocalists), Lovelyne Daley (chief songwriter and editor), Andreea Kay Michaud, Ashley Snap’em (digital artwork) and Ashley Snap’em, Angelica Garcia (photography).

West-African Eliel Arrey cites as main artistic influences modern composers such as Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Thomas Bergersen, and John Powell, as well as LA-based music production companies Audiomachine and Two Steps from Hell (also Bergerson). His own music in “End of Days” is likewise visual in nature, as the best classical music tends to be, and lends itself very well to narrative.

Speaking of the aims of his new single, Arrey writes, “’End of Days’ and the entire upcoming [album] was simply drawn from a cluster of feelings and experiences in my life over the last two years. Our goal was to take the listener through a mental journey of a chaotic end times. Mild cinematic excerpts are added to help the listener formulate their own story.”

No stranger to music publication, Eliel Arrey is a renowned EDM DJ with many previous releases. Asked to comment on these, he says only that there are “too many” to name, noting also – “My new tracks are a completely different side of me.”

Eliel Arrey was born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa. His name is known in the Dallas and Houston areas of Texas where he has performed EDM live. In this vein he is characterized by happy, melodic, and upbeat dance vibes, as well as by an unconventional use of guitars, organs, flutes, trumpets, horns, and saxophones. His current official bio describes his overall sound as drawing “from a variety of musical backgrounds and cultures, which he attributes to his international heritage.”

In addition to music, Arrey is studying for his PhD and graduates in 2017. He is the founder and president of Get More Out of College, a non-profit entity providing free resources to college students of biological sciences worldwide. He has written several popular pieces for Ezine Articles, Article Base, and a manuscript in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Eliel Arrey’s current music project, of which “End of Days” is a part, is the forthcoming 20-track LP album, “The Essentials.” The project features vocalists such as Steve Owner, Nasomi, Yolanda Arrey, and many more. Several singles from the album are expected to drop leading to the release date of his “The Essentials” LP.

“End of Days” by Eliel Arrey is available online at over 700 digital music stores worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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