This is the solo project of Ellis Desordre, who is involved in the background
with several bands on this site, often serving as songwriter, singer, guitarist,
sythesist, programmer, pianist, bassist, engineer, or jester.
In his spare time, he writes and records alone. Some of his music
has guests, but for the most part, damage is the name for when he writes
everything, plays everything, and does everything himself. The results
are varied, and always a little Ellis.
His first release was the self-titled ep 'damage', a random assemblage
of six experimental tracks. These tunes are darkly textural, with
multiple sythesizer layers and subtle but guttural guitar work. To
some, this work is all about the guitar; to others, dark synthesis.
It was released in 1990, and is said to have a strong 80's influence.
His later works show a wider variety of sounds and techniques.
Generally, they are not a very coherent set, from acoustic guitar melodies
to industrial noise-art. We're never sure what we will hear next.
Ellis claims to be working on a new album called 'Jade', in between
his other projects. He has not indicated when it may be released,
except that it will be a while, and he has indicated that he will provide
us with preview tracks as they become available.
photo: Sue Capell treatments: Ellis