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Lilies by Melanie De Biasio

Melanie De Biasio

Lilies

Release Date: Oct 6, 2017

Genre(s): Jazz

Record label: Le Label

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Lilies

Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

There's a quiet intensity to the latest from Belgian jazz artist Melanie De Biasio. The multi-instrumentalist has stated that new album Lilies, her fourth, is the result of a solitary retreat with just "Pro-Tools, my computer and my cheap Shure SM-58 microphone." The project comprises nine tracks of stark melodies, a groove-oriented sensibility and a smoky smolder.   De Biasio's atmospheric lyrics arrive wrapped in silky swagger and a noirish electronic pulse. Nina Simone is a clear influence, as seen on the sexy piano-driven title track ….

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Record Collector
Opinion: Excellent

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