Melaine Dalibert - Cheminant (elsewhere 007) Lossless
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This is French composer/pianist Melaine Dalibert's third solo piano album, following his well-received 2018 album 'Musique pour le lever du jour' (elsewhere 002) and 2017 album 'Ressac' (at111). Artwork by David Sylvian, design by Yuko Zama.
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Music in an octave (excerpt 1) / Percolations (excerpt 2)
Melaine Dalibert - Cheminant (elsewhere 007)
1. Music in an octave (2018) 13:15
- for David Sylvian
2. Percolations (for right hand) (2018) 5:30
- for Yuko Zama
3. From zero to infinity (2019) 4:36
- for Peter Garland
4. Cheminant (2018) 21:24
- for Reinier van Houdt
5. Étude II (2017) 11:13
all compositions and piano by Melaine Dalibert
recorded by Herve Jegaden and David Launay at HD Studio
in Saint Maugan, Brittany, France in February 2019
mixed and mastered by Taku Unami
mixing advice by David Sylvian
artwork by David Sylvian
design by Yuko Zama
produced by Yuko Zama
special thanks to: David Sylvian and Cyril Jollard
p+c 2019 elsewhere music
'Cheminant' contains a diverse array of Melaine Dalibert's unique compositions for solo piano, ranging from the up-tempo rhythmic 'Percolations' performed masterfully by Dalibert's right hand, to the slow, prolonged meditative 'Music in an octave' and 'Cheminant', to the kaleidoscopic 'Étude II' with the repetitive hammered chords, and lastly his latest piece 'From zero to infinity' dedicated to post-minimal composer Peter Garland.
All five pieces were composed by Dalibert in 2017-2019, reflecting his current interest in questioning how the harmonic shifts could affect the listening experience with subtly evolving chords through a scale or different tones, creating a similar state to vertigo. Diverse as they may seem, all five pieces attain delicately balanced harmonization of rich layers of the woody, warm direct tones of the piano, overtones and resonances, blended to form a complex harmonic beauty exquisitely delivered with Dalibert's virtuosic piano techniques.