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 (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). Elucidation expects to release their new song "Showdown"** along with their debut CD No Apologies by the end of 2013 or early 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.