The Debris EP


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    *Over $3500 raised for Haiti!!

    My name is Joel St. Julien. I'm in a band from San Francisco called ELLUL. What's more important is that I'm a Haitian American helplessly watching my people devastated by the 7.0 earthquake that struck the island yesterday. The people of Haiti have always been a strong, courageous and resilient people, but this is by far their worse trial. My band was planning on putting out a free EP to promote our album that's coming out in the spring. The glitz and glamour of it doesn't really matter now as all my concern is raising enough money and awareness to the issue at hand. The free EP that we were going to release is now going to be a "pay what you will donation". All proceeds will go directly into Partners With Haiti, an organization incorporated in 1981 with programs that provide education, housing, medicine, feeding programs and jobs. I know this organization is a strong and solid part of Haiti as my family has been supporting and apart of it since it's inception. Please click on the "Download Album" link and give whatever you can. It will all be given back to the cause. ... more

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In solidarity with the people of Haiti, San Francisco electronic duo ELLUL announce the charitable release of their highly anticipated “The Debris EP.” With deep connections to the island recently devastated by a 7.0 earthquake, ELLUL is proud to donate all the proceeds of this release to Partners with Haiti (

“The narrative of our music has always been about real life . . . it’s always been about and struggle and social justice. When we heard about the earthquake in Haiti we knew what we had to do," says son of Haitian immigrants and ELLUL member Joel St. Julien. "The artwork and song name were already predetermined before this disaster happened. It's a bit surreal really," St. Julien adds. "I just hope people can give knowing that their money is going directly to the people and to their aid."


released January 13, 2010

Debris was recorded by ELLUL in San Francisco at Sunset Studios and at Pyramind. Sound design and mixing by Joel St. Julien. Mastered by Michael Romanowski on December 15, 2009 at Broken Radio Studios, San Francisco.

Pinched* was recorded by ELLUL in various places in 2009. It was mixed by ELLUL January 7, 2010 at Pyramind.

Wordless Understanding* was recorded by ELLUL on January 8, 2010. The song was written by DENEIR and originally released on the 2004 Sounds Are Active Records title "Flower's (Eating) Words".

imissbines* written by ELLUL...

*Mastered by Steve Heithecker at Pyramind January 13, 2010.

Album artwork by John Felix Arnold III (

Much thanks to Steffan Franz/IDC, Steve Heithecker, Will Spencer, Michael Roache, and the rest of the staff at Pyramind for donating their time and resources to this project.

This album is dedicated to the people of Haiti.

For information and booking, contact Joel St. Julien 415-596-2352,



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Track Name: Debris
I've been sleeping under my belly,
Under the table,
For no one to see.
Under the covers,
Through a mirror blade
It cut open the debris.