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Elucidation Band Photo taken 1/27/12): From Left to Right  Athena Vienna (Co-Songwriter, Lyricist, Lead and Background Vocals), David Escamilla (Drums, Percussion), and Richard Barcellona (Songwriter, Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Lead and Background Vocals, Engineer/Producer)

Elucidation's newest song, "No Apologies," has just been re-mixed with Rick playing bass guitar, in addition to all other guitars. The bass player we had for a while, in hopes of playing live, played bass on the first release of the track. Since he left the band, Rick re-recorded the bass track, creating a new bass line and playing it himself. (Rick plays bass better anyway, as he had on all but one of Elucidation's previous songs. Still looking for another bass player for live shows though.)
There are also several other improvements in this re-mix. This is the MP3 file version of the song, which is programmed to play as soon as this website's home page is opened. You may also stream the whole song again by clicking the play button in the Icon below.
"No Apologies" is an anthem of self-empowerment; about being who you are, regardless of what others think. It features a strong female hard rock vocal by Athena, awesome guitar riffs and cool bass line by Rick, and a crankin' drum beat by David.
You may stream FLAC (CD-quality, less compressed) and MP3 versions of all nine of Elucidation's currently released songs on Elucidation's Sound Cloud page: http://soundcloud.com/elucidationband
Elucidation's music will soon also be available on our up-coming debut CD No Apologies (Rick just mixed the last song "Showdown" and is working on mastering all 10 songs now). We expect to have both released in January  2014. The "Showdown" single will soon be available for streaming on Sound Cloud as both FLAC and MP3 files, as well as on this website as an MP3. Shortly thereafter, it will be available for purchase as an MP3 download on both cdbaby.com and soundkicker.com. (All nine of Elucidation's currently released songs are also favailable for streaming and/or sale as MP3s on soundkicker.com. "Showdown" will also be added there when it's released. For more information, see box in bottom corner of this page.) The No Apologies CD will be available on cdbaby.com both in CD format and as a digital download. Your support of our band is greatly appreciated. We hope to continue writing great rock songs and begin work on a follow-up CD.

        "No Apologies"   
Classic Hard Rock Resurrection with Attitude

Elucidation is new twist on classic hard rock featuring music composed by Richard Barcellona with lyrics by Athena Vienna. The first six songs were recorded with Richard playing multiple guitars including lead, rhythm and bass*, and a drum machine (plus keyboards on a couple of songs), with Richard and Athena alternately singing lead vocals. Lyricist Athena comes up with most of the song ideas**; Richard is the musician, engineer, and producer who brings the ideas to life. David Escamilla joined the band in 2010, and played drums/percussion on "Break From Being Broke," "S.O.S. (Save Our Seas)," "No Apologies," and the soon-to-be-released "Showdown," the last song on our up-coming debut CD No Apologies. David also designed our band logo, helped design our band photos, and edited them as well.  In order to play live, we had a different bass player briefly from October 2012 to August 2013, but lost him to his over-demanding job--for the gossipy trash, see our Facebook Band Page posts of 9/20/13 and 9/22/13 at                                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/elucidationband.

Elucidation's song S.O.S. (Save Our Seas) is now available for purchase as an MP3 on cdbaby.com at this link: 
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/elucidationband3  as is their pop-rock "Beatlesque" classic rock song about world peace "Soldiers Armed with Love," http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/elucidationband4  both of which you may also stream on the second page of this website or on Eludication's sound cloud band page http://soundcloud.com/elucidationband  Additionally, Elucidation was recently invited to sell through a new website for independent artists only, soundkicker.com, where all nine of our currently completed songs are also available as MP3 downloads http://soundkicker.com/?b=Elucidation  (If our band page doesn't come up right away with the Sound Cloud or Soundkicker links above, type "elucidationband" in search field for Sound Cloud and type "elucidation" in the search field for Soundkicker.) Elucidation expects to release their new song "Showdown"** along with their debut CD No Apologies in January 2014.

Richard and David (along with John Keith, who is featured on bass on the track "Soldiers Armed with Love") were in several bands in the late 1960's, including The Band with No Name (Richard & John), American Revolution and Edge. Their main hit was "Shape of Things to Come" with American Revolution. If you Google their names you can find some stuff (David's last name at that time was Novogroski). Richard also had a major hit album "Outlaw" with his band Actor, which was released on the Vertigo label in Europe in 1980, but was never released in the US, as Vertigo was bought out. Richard also engineered many band's songs in the 1970's and 1980's. Richard and Athena have been writing songs together since meeting in 1994, and originally were going toward a female artist type of thing with their first four songs: "Spinnin' My Wheels", "Skeletons in My Basement", "Space", and "No Rest or Relief". Getting married and having a baby and regular 40-hour-a-week jobs slowed all of that down.... Then in 2008, they decided to do more of a duo/group thing, and by 2010, got David to join them on drums! At first they were calling the band "Swift Kick," but before they could buy up the domains, a couple of bands appeared on the net with that name, so we had to come up with another one--so we are now "Elucidation" (meaning to make clear or shed light on, especially thru explanation).

*Exception is "Soldiers Armed with Love," on which John Keith played bass.
*Exception is "Remembering." Richard composed the music and lyrics, some of which were modified and added to by Athena.

** Song lyrics for "Showdown" are included on Lyrics Page II of this website. This song is about the first night of Athena's outragoues true adventure story featured on page 6 of this website.

Song Lyrics for seven of our songs are on Lyrics Page I (Page 4 of this website; lyrics for the latest three songs are on Lyrics Page II (Page 5 of this website). Lyrics are also included with songs on Music X-Ray site.

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All nine of our songs (whole songs) are available for streaming on SoundCloud in FLAC and MP3 formats:
& available as MP3's for streaming and for sale on soundkicker.com: http://soundkicker.com/?b=Elucidation

If our band page doesn't come up right away with the Sound Cloud or Soundkicker links above, type "elucidationband" in search field for Sound Cloud, and type "elucidation" in the search field for Soundkicker."
You may also read the song lyrics while you are streaming the songs as MP3 files from our Music X-Ray page: http://www.musicxray.com   
Enter artist name Elucidation in the search field in the top right corner and our page will come up..

To be added to Elucidation's mailing list, please send e-mail to manager@elucidationband.com

To Contact Elucidation for booking gigs and other business opportunities, please send e-mail to  manager@elucidationband.com

For correspondence/comments to Athena Vienna, please send to athena@elucidationband.com

Website Index

Home Page: Band Photo, Bio, Newest Song Link

Page 2:  Song Links

Page 3:  Band Photos and News

Page 4:  Lyrics Page I
Break From Being Broke, No Rest or Relief. Skeletons in My     Basement, Soldiers Armed with Love, Remembering, Space,       Spinnin' My Wheels

Page 5: Lyrics Page II
S.O.S. (Save Our Seas), No Apologies, Showdown

Page 6: "Three Strange Days"
(Athena's outrageous true short story)

Page 7: More Band Photos (coming soon)

Page 8: Athena's Poetry