‘RAW', his first official album was created to be original. A dark jazz album was something he believes is absent from the music world at this moment.
With influences to the likes of Patti smith, Rodriguez and Ben Harper. Written with intention, dedicated to love and the journey of his spoken word and this is paramount to the brand ELDAFYRE, A Story. Kotrel likes to think of himself as a story teller. ‘RAW’ 1st album.. is a deep DARK JAZZ SMOKEY NIOR story, embedded in the heart of Melbourne’s nightlife. A personal story about his relationship. Fitting for an inner city drive at dusk or dining experience. In 2017 ‘Islands in mind’ 2nd album.. we can see Kotrel’s releases will be so completely different from the next with an opposite ‘ISLAND VIBE’ feel. With beach sounds married with stories taking shape around the Byron coast. Created to be played during the day. Beach drives. Dedicated to the oasis and the dream we are all trying to achieve. Relaxation and peace. Collaborated with some of the best session musicians available in Australia. 2018 has just given birth to a new beast, 'death of the surrenders'. PUNK/FUNK/ROCK. This is Australian and Melbourne music at its finest. Kotrel is a stylist, a poet. The album was crafted to a garage rock jam vibe. In the years to come I see Kotrel using his name ELDAFYRE to create such an array and expansive collection of music that any listener live or at home will fall into the captivated sounds of a word smith... > peace and big love