Produced, composed, written, arranged & performed by Ilias.
Drums, bass, acoustic, electric 6 & 12 string guitars, keyboards, piano & all vocals by Ilias. Strings by Agios Quartet.
Recorded, mixed & mastered at Gold Star Studios by Ilias.
All rights reserved Ilias/Aguenar 2014 (APRA/AMCOS).
These songs were carefully mixed & mastered with ample headroom & dynamics, they are best experienced on a quality audio system or headphones.
* Minnesota Public Radio's Jim McGuinn for being a great musical sounding board & endless musical fountain of knowledge.
* Andre & Tom for lending their ear & providing additional recording gear.
* Tommy Keene US power pop/jangle pop legend for his tips on how to nail that million dollar 80's guitar sound.
*Also a big thanks to Deb from OCR-FM in Victoria, Carol Barrett from CIUT-FM in Toronto & Rody Nikpour from KASC-FM in Portland, Spokane Public Radio in Washington for their unconditional support of my music & last but not least Anne Litt from KCRW Los Angeles for giving me my big break on US radio.
*Additional thanks to 4ZZZ-FM in Brisbane, all the college & public radios in the US that aired my work last year, the wonderful bloggers & journalists who GET IT, Paul McB, Nathan, Chris, Gareth, too many to mention...
I've forgotten a lot of people! But you're in my heart.
released 25 July 2014
"A magnificent achievement and one that offers plenty of scope for future directions." - FamousLastWordsRecords.com
"An album that feels more appropriate for the International Space Station’s playlist than anywhere on Earth." - 3.5/5 TheMusic.com.au
"Ilias is a top musician and a phenomenal producer, and All The Way Up is one of the best albums I’ve heard this year thus far." - CanYouGetToThat.co
"'Picture The Sun' could be an offcut from Eno’s Apollo soundtrack of ambient pieces." - OffTheTracks.co.nz
"[All The Way Up] is an ambitious album that mostly succeed. It's definitely worth a listen, and with ambition like this, Ilias will no doubt be one to watch in the future." 3.8/5 - SoSoGay.co.uk
"[Picture The Sun]: You couldn't get much more atmospheric if you tried." - 7/10 TheAUreview.com
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