Sunday, April 23, 2006
French Film Noir Now In Color
Melomane made best use of the circular space at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn and set up quite a multi media spectacle for the release party of their new CD Glaciers. Those who got there early enough were treated with 'Greatest Hits' set, including old material such as the beloved 'Ginsu' in a new clothing. More intimate was the second set, where they played the whole new record, start to finish, and you could tell how much love, craft and talent the 'manes put in this new music. It's tender, it's haunting, it's wise and relaxed, then mean and demanding: Just how you like your life to be, just a little bit cooler - Glaciers, you know. The big turnout of hip people was most promising - lets see how the video does...right, Pierre?
The band was in superb form, Pierre all in white looking like Elvis, Kenny with most inventive drumming imaginable, Daria's bass and voice strong and solid and diverse guest at the right moments. One of the secret new hits was Quentins song "Nobody". If you haven't bought the record yet you've got only yourself to blame. In Melomane related news, congratulations to Gerald "Steel" Menke, who is getting married to Genevieve, the beautiful singer and sister of Melopierre. His Bachelor party was a four hour session at Euphoria Productions, all recorded, with about 15 musicians joining, including Chad Swahnberg, Christian Gibbs, Lance Kruger...hell, i forgot most of the names, but it was about themusic, anyway, right? I brought my German rap tools, but had to leave early to make it to the party at Growing Studios, where the eighties are back, believe it or not.