Melanie De Biasio‘s 25-minute opus Blackened Cities has been in heavy rotation since its release late last week.
Taking inspiration from a post-industrial landscape, a backdrop of unexpected hope rediscovered in cities such as Manchester, Detroit, Bilbao and De Biasio’s home city of Charleroi, Blackened Cities emerges… As De Biasio says “I don’t think anyone, including me, was expecting a 25-minute piece which wasn’t a successor to No Deal, or anything other than a collection of new songs. I followed what the music told me, like a gut feeling.”
Although it’s 25- minute’s long the track is an absolute breeze to listen to – De Biasio’s emotive and sensuous vocals complement the wonderfully layered backdrop of acoustic guitars, flutes and pianos making it a complete joy from beginning to end!
The players are:
Melanie De Biasio Vocals / Flute
Pascal Mohy Piano
Pascal Paulus Vintage Synths / Backings
Sam Gerstmans Double bass
Dre Pallemaerts Drums
Bart Vincent Backings