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Melanie De Biasio - No Deal

$39.00

PIAS

Melanie De Biasio - No Deal

$39.00

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

No Deal is the second album by Melanie De Biasio, a Belgian vocalist who mixes jazz, blues, and soul. It was originally released in 2013 by PIAS.

"When Melanie De Biasio released No Deal ..., it was embraced by jazz critics, DJs, and club audiences simultaneously. Gilles Peterson was so taken with its monochromatic ambient textures, stark arrangements, and clever improvisational intimations that he commissioned an album of remixes." – AllMusic

“there is a special place for albums that suspend time. Melanie de Biasio's first album in six years is seven songs of dark, transcendent music. Although deeply entrenched in jazz (she is a classically trained flautist and singer), No Deal's atmosphere lurks in the same place as This Mortal Coil's Lynchian glow, Portishead's sinister authority and Mark Hollis of Talk Talk's smoky self-titled solo album. Revered by many in her native country as the Belgian Billie Holiday, she defies this comparison to iconic jazz singers on her cover of Nina Simone's I'm Gonna Leave You – a track Biasio reimagines brilliantly with the neat, clipped enunciation of her bruised yet burly vocals. As the final patters of the album's send-off, With All My Love, dissolve into the ether, the eerie silence that's left is dizzying.” - The Guardian

“Despite its seemingly monochromatic tones, sombre atmosphere and minimalist, jazz-infused instrumentation, it’s flecked with glinting shards of diamond-like illumination. Shining brightly most of all is De Biasio’s mesmerising voice, which resonates with echoes of Nina Simone’s righteous soulfulness and Peggy Lee’s simmering sensuality, and holds the listener captive for the duration of the album’s seven songs.” - Mojo

Item description:

Artist:

Melanie De Biasio

Title:

No Deal

Label:

PIAS

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

2013

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Contemporary Jazz, Female Vocals

Catalog No:

PIASR690LP

Condition:

New