Mehliana – Swimming / London Gloaming [Taming The Dragon, 2014] [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

...for a Friday morning

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Στο πρώτο άλμπουμ των Brad Mehldau [keyboards] – Mark Guiliana [drums] τον πρώτο λόγο έχουν οι ηλεκτρικές ηχητικές πηγές, με το πιάνο περιορισμένο προς χάρη των vintage ηλεκτρονικών και τα τύμπανα σε αγώνα δρόμου με τον παλμό των drum loops. Το Taming the Dragon είναι ένα άλμπουμ ιδιοσυγκρασιακής jazz-rock-ambient-electronica.
Ρεμβασμός και σασπένς, φωνές που αφηγούνται ρεαλιστικά όνειρα, αναλογικά strings, Fender Rhodes και αιχμηροί ELP-oriented ήχοι, break beats, rock και funky beats, βρώμικα synth μπάσα που χειρίζεται ο BM με το αριστερό χέρι, minimal μοτίβα των 2-3 ακόρντων και δαιδαλώδεις αρμονικο-μελωδικές αναπτύξεις.
Τα δυο κομμάτια που ακούμε σχηματίζουν μια ενότητα…

On the first collaboration of Brad Mehldau [keyboards] and Mark Guiliana [drums] the piano is limited in favor of vintage electronics, and drums are in a race with the pulse of loops. Taming the Dragon is an album of idiosyncratic jazz-rock-ambient-electronica. Suspense and reverie, voices that recount realistic dreams, analog strings, Fender Rhodes and sharp ELP-oriented sounds, break, rock and funky beats, dirty synth bass on BM’s left hand, minimal motifs of 2-3 chords and labyrinthine harmonic-melodic deployments. The two tracks we are listening to, form a unity…

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

2 replies »

  1. I love TAMING THE DRAGON. This was a unique and wonderful pairing of talents that resulted in an incredible recording. I remember I purchased this strictly because of Mark Giuliana’s involvement. I’ve been a fan of his since his work with Bowie.

    • Ah, me too, although I came to find out about it from B.M. side (huge fan!) and of course M.G. was a bonus! As you say “unique and wonderful pairing”! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend! 🙂🙏

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