Elisa C. Martín - Dreamaker
After the split from Dark Moor, we can now find Elisa C. Martin in her newly formed band Dreamaker. They have recently released their debut album Human Device and we got the opportunity to feel her a bit on the pulse about the new effort and about her as a person.
Tommy: Perhaps we can start with a short introduction to the band, and how it all began. What brought Dreamaker to live, and how would you describe the musical visions you had in the band when it all started? Looking at the finished debut album, how well do you feel that you have managed to fulfill those visions?
Tommy: The news section on your labels website states that the music of Dreamaker shouldn't be described as a Power Metal album but instead "a new step in the metal genre". I personally think that your album nevertheless easily qualifies more or less as a power/heavy metal one, but how would you categorize your music in your own words? What is the biggest difference from your previous band Dark Moor, according to you, for the ones that have not heard Dreamaker yet?
Tommy: The new album Human Device was produced
and mixed by Nino Laurenne, guitarist and main songwriter of Thunderstone,
and was mastered by Mikka Jussila in Finnvox Studios. How did it happen
to be them, since the two bands are not even on the same label, and what
is your impression about working with these guys?
Tommy: You are the one writing all the lyrics in the band and in comparison with the words you wrote for Dark Moor, your recent work for Dreamaker feels much darker and less "happy" - is that the kind of lyrical approach we should expect from Dreamaker also in the future? Tell us a bit about how the creation of lyrics works. Where do the inspiration mostly come from, and how do you like to work? Do you build the music around a ready lyrical concept, or create a story on the musical mood?
Tommy: You are also involved as vocalist in the critically acclaimed French band Fairyland. Which one of the two do you consider to be your main band nowadays, and how exactly did it turn to be that you ended up in yet another band shortly after joining Fairyland? Can you shortly also tell us a little bit about the plans for the nearest future regarding that band?
Tommy: You have before answered a short question for our website where we learned that your other great passion in life besides music is to travel around on a Harley Davidson. Do you consider yourself a biker-girl then? And if you had the chance to make the journey of your dreams, without concerns about money or time - where would you like to go, and why?
Tommy: You have in my opinion a delightful voice. One of the best in the business. Have you ever in your life attended any vocal schools or classes to train it to what it have become? Do you have any special tricks or daily trainings that you perform to preserve your voice?
Tommy: Being a woman in the mainly male dominated metal business - has that given any troubles or nasty comments from people over the years? Do you have any advice to give to other women who want to make it in this genre of music?
Tommy: How does the nearest future look for you? Are there any festivals planned for the summer and autumn, and which bands will you in that case be touring with?
Tommy: I thank you very much for participating in this interview and sharing this information and your thoughts with us - these last lines are entirely for you. Any final words you would like to round off with - a tip, a recommendation or a thought for the future?
That was all I had for now, Elisa - the staff at metalcovenant.com
wish you all the very best for the future, and we sincerely want to thank
you for keeping the spirit of Metal alive!