Nathanaëlle Eléonore Hauguel a.k.a. Ellah A. Thaun is 30, she lives and works in Rouen, France. Started as a solo side-project apart from the industrial-dance act VALESKJA VALCAV, Ellah A. Thaun quickly moved from instrumental and noisy electronica to a very personal mix of psychedelic folk songwriting, lo-fi and occult inspired aesthetics. Through a classic d.i.y. process based on recording with anything within reach, she delivered limited releases on tapes, with sometimes more than 4 or 5 per year including concept albums and trilogies, homemade videos and art-zines.
As a transwoman, her music and words can’t be dissociated from the queer scene, since her social and hormonal transition has been widely documented or hinted through her recordings and other works.
The full live band playing with her is known as the Major Arcana and includes Alexis Dupuis
on drums, Antoine Boyer
(Iris de St-Aubin d'Aubigny
) on guitar, Aurore Gosalbo
) on synths, Samuel Antonin
on drums, and the Grand Guru
on guitar as an occasional guest.