Volume III, is the first of LAIVERA’s ventures to feature vocals by the artist herself as well as ethereal renditions of her own original songs from her latest singer/songwriter album ‘REVIVAL’. This chapter was heavily inspired by ”winds and seas” and the salted stories carried with the ocean seawinds from faraway lands. ”I just thought what if my song ‘RAIN’ sounded like a haunting ocean”, the artist said on her Instagram.
The album contains 6 tracks: 01. RAIN (Elina Laivera cover), 02. Thalassographies, 03. Poetry We Lost, Then Found, 04. Helianthus (Elina Laivera cover), 05. Call Of The Wind, 06. Mystic Lights (Elina Laivera cover)
On the album’s creation, LAIVERA said: ”Although I completed writing the material early, I traveled to south-western France to the Ile d’Oleron for a while and this scenery of the Atlantic ocean with its haunting beauty of raging waves on a cloudy October morning had been my inspiration all along – for a while I considered naming this project ”of winds and seas” but chose to continue with the VENTURES format because I was not ready to make a cut from it just yet. From windswept shores to the lost poetry found in old stones and abandoned castles, I knew my palete of inspiration was a very unique one this time around and even though I was once again on the lands of Eleanor of Aquitaine with whom I have a particular connection and I wrote a piece on Ventures – Vol. I inspired by this fascinating Queen, this time I went on to narrate different stories, perhaps of different aspects of the feminine – that which is like a mysterious yet ethereal sea with depths unknown yet beautiful. This inspiration acted like a filter that I pasted upon more traditionally created pieces like Rain, Helianthus and Mystic Lights that are taken from my latest singer/songwriter album ‘REVIVAL’ and breathed new life into them with those very characteristic elements of improvisation that VENTURES is known for. I never compose for VENTURES, I just improvise and this time it was fun to take already written songs and improvise ethereal varietions upon them”.