Olivier Cléro

Allflowers - More Or Less Forever

11/11/2021

A bit of context

In early 2018, I met Lara at my sister’s birthday. She told me I should talk to her because she’s into music too. So we chat a bit, and thought it would be cool to record some music together. And in late 2018, when I felt the urge to play music, I tried to re-work one of Lara’s own compositions: Emptiness.

She liked it very much and we decided to re-work more demos she had. I also had some instrumental tracks where she found lyrics and melody. After several years of dilletante work and multiple from-scrtach remakes of our songs, here it is, our first album!

The influences are mostly taken from the 90s alternative rock scene: Cranberries (a band that I loved as a kid and still do, and that Lara absolutely loves too), Smashing Pumpkins, The Verve, Cocteau Twins…

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Credits

Band:

  • Composition, Lyrics, Vocals, Keyboards, Clarinet: Lara Martinovic
  • Composition, Guitars, Bass, Arrangements, Production: Olivier Cléro

Special guests:

  • Violin: Catherine Jacob
  • Cello: Barbara Rialland
  • Fenedr Rhodes: Louis Couka

Album cover: