Bonzai Progressive

September 28th, 2011



In his early years Eli Clement played the saxophone and the clarinet in a classic environment until he discovered the world of electronic music. He started to experiment with synthesizers, sequencers and computers.

In the beginning (early 90′s) he created strictly trance and hard trance, but he also joined a post-rock band Drive My Bike Into The Sea. This influenced him to experiment outside the area of dance music.

Nowadays he generates soundscapes influenced by different genres and tries to combine them. Besides these experiments, he also continues his work in the domain of (progressive) trance music which is now mainly published by Belgian label Banshee Worx.

Eli Clement produces mainly electronically generated music. His main music style can be categorize as (progressive) trance, psychedelic trance, neo-trance and even ambient.

Besides this he creates sounds and scores for movies and animations.

Furthermore he’s also active in some post-rock projects.

Eli’s music is influenced by many different artists and genres. To list a few names, he admires the classic (true) trance style of Oliver Lieb, Torsten Stenzel, Axel Stephenson, Yves Deruyter, Laurent Véronnez (Airwave), Simon Berry (Art Of Trance & Union Jack), Claudio Giussani, psychedelic masters Vibrasphere and Jannis Tzikas (Filteria).

Away from his electronic world, he has lost of admiration for the brilliant soundscapes of Godspeed You!, Black Emperor, Venetian Snares, Boards of Canada, Styrofoam, mum, Explosions In The Sky, Mono, God Is An Astronaut, Mogwai, Below The Sea, Amusement Parks On Fire, The Hope Of The States and many more.

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