David Ell announced himself with his debut album Wreckingball, a record full of dark, brooding and powerful pop songs....This was his first studio album, which he recorded and mixed at Cava Studios in Glasgow, an album reviewed as "epic", having a "big big sound", "lush and full" . The tracks touch on themes of loss of faith, love and identity and the following review tagline (Is this Music 2008) is apt: "For raw heart-on-the-sleeve pop, look no further"... ..While the tracks on his debut feature work equally well as pared down acoustic versions, there is no doubt the finished sound of this album is a big big band sound richly crafted with layer upon layer of guitar and keyboard parts driving the strong melodies at the heart of this album. David Ell is a multi-instrumentalist, he does everything on the album. It's an eclectic sound, mixing the best traditions of classic British and American pop-rock but with more than a hint of European electronica.

David's second studio album entitled Dance of the Furies represents an arresting change of direction from the indie electronica rock sound of his debut feature. An entirely instrumental album with a distinctive theme and classical influences coming to the fore, it featured in NBT Music Radio's 100 top albums of 2012 alongside artists such as Sigur Ros, Richard Hawley and Bats for Lashes whilst one of the tracks Destiny Waits While The Twilight Fires Fade features as one of the top 100 tracks of the year. It's an arresting change of direction from the indie rock sound of his first album and the more folky vibe of David Ell in solo acoustic mode. Catch a couple of the pieces, Through the Flames and The Seeker on Soundcloud.

David is currently finalising his third studio album, as yet untitled, with early mix versions of four tracks, Flatline, Reach, Bleed and Bitter Wind all streaming on Soundcloud. David Sinclair, music critic, the Times describes Reach as "music of real character".

David Ell   David Ell, Edinburgh, Britain (UK)

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  • A Comment on adriana-spina's
    Let You Fall at 0.56
    on May 08, 2013 21:03

    great melody, great vocal, heartfelt lyric

  • A Comment on TRClemmett's
    Lady In Blue at 1.05
    on July 18, 2012 22:42

    really interesting liking it v different

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Reach at 0.44
    on July 18, 2012 22:29

    @whois4bel: wow never been compared to that, interesting thanks a lot

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Flatline at 1.56
    on July 18, 2012 22:29

    @Joe Choice: thanks joe much appreciated

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Flatline at 0.12
    on July 18, 2012 22:28

    @whois4bel: thanks so much for that, just messed around with the opening have to confess

  • A Comment on Lindseypavao's
    Archer and the Arrow at 0.56
    on July 14, 2012 07:42

    lovely stuff

  • A Comment on `▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ JANXEN with an X's
    JANXEN - HEARTAXESS 1.0 _ _ _ _ _ »free download« at 0.57
    on July 11, 2012 23:24

    @galderic: this is so rich sounding, awesome

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Flatline at 2.08
    on July 11, 2012 23:21
  • A Comment on AcoLate's
    M1 Red Hair at 0.25
    on July 11, 2012 23:20

    great balance love the deep detuned piano sitting against the flute and the vocal is awesome. love it

  • A Comment on Deco Pilot's
    A Mistake at 0.14
    on July 11, 2012 23:16

    brilliant tune. love it, great opening

  • A Comment on Higher Night UK's
    Things You Say (Demo) at 0.55
    on July 09, 2012 09:17
  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Flatline at 0.43
    on July 08, 2012 21:27

    @Zsammy: cheers zsammy really appreciate that

  • A Comment on adullboy's
    Hometown at 2.30
    on April 23, 2012 19:18

    great words ,really honest stuff like it

  • A Comment on *BELLADONNA*'s
    BELLADONNA - Foreverland ♥ FREE DOWNLOAD!!! at 1.29
    on January 08, 2012 20:32

    enjoying the track very much, nice work

  • A Comment on audiodoctor's
    Mucha Colada at 0.36
    on May 09, 2011 23:35

    enjoying the vibe of this v much!

  • A Comment on Asbomusic's
    Noob Saibot at 0.21
    on May 08, 2011 11:46

    atmospheric stuff genius man, sort of reminds me of those great john carpenter movie soundtracks

  • A Comment on GiovanniDiBernardo's
    Redemption of a soul (demo only strings) at 1.23
    on April 08, 2011 13:23

    big fan of this type of music, writing some instrumental scores myself but this awesome!

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Deepheart at 1.42
    on April 08, 2011 13:20

    @giomusic86: thanks a lot!

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Bitter wind demo at 3.37
    on April 08, 2011 13:19

    @jamie29h: thanks jamie, great to hear that from you

  • A Comment on Sound Toned's
    Get up at 1.36
    on April 06, 2011 15:20

    cool cool cool stuff!

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Bitter wind demo at 0.54
    on April 05, 2011 13:51

    @Skovy: thanks skovy that means a lot to me

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Bitter wind demo at 0.27
    on April 05, 2011 11:20

    @dream catcherr: thanks so much for listening and commenting x

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Bitter wind demo at 0.42
    on April 05, 2011 11:19

    @[Oct△Pʜϵʟʟ]: i have to agree, it's nice to pare things down

  • A Comment on David Ell's
    Deepheart at 3.44
    on April 05, 2011 11:18

    @the choppers: cheers much appreciated guys

  • A Comment on [Oct△Pʜϵʟʟ]'s
    Tribute to Nujabes at 0.50
    on April 04, 2011 23:27

    love the percussive quality here, bien bien, chilled out

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