Melodium

2014-03-25 11:33:45 UTC
Melodium Profile

The man behind Melodium is Laurent Girard. He was born in 1975 and lives in Angers, France. In 1999, he contacts the label Tugboat to ask for a cd of one of their bands, Isan. At the same time, he sends some of his own compositions, and receives a kind reply from Glen Johnson telling him to send him other tracks. Glen Johnson sent then the tape to a friend label, Static Caravan, who released his 7” called “Rhythmil”. The same year, Laurent Girard bought a computer and finds it much easier to create sounds.

Salvo Pinzone from the label Disasterbychoice (Italy) offers him to release a complete album. Album which he composed during his military service in a very small room and small means. He then releases a second album with Static Caravan (“Silica”). In 2002, he was interviewed by a man named Stephane, who runs a webzine (“Autres directions”). They become friends and Stephane talks to Laurent about a label he wants to create. Laurents accepts to be part of it, and his last album, “La Tête qui Flotte”, is released, under the label “Autres directions in music”.

[ lixiviat (2013) ]

The process of leaching, in chemistry and geology for example, bears the meaning to the word, plus the thought behind Melodium's self-released album, 'Lixiviat', itself a concise collection of eleven tracks in less than twenty-five minutes. All track names begin with the letter 'D'. Opening this set is 'Diagonal', upon which your initial thoughts get moved on to crossroads.

Next, 'Double Speak' provides a little exercise in introverted footwork, whilst a calm beauty arises. Compositional minimal house on 'Decay' then lowers the tone, which leads to 'Devotion', which at 3:22 in time is the longest track off 'Lixiviat'. At this stage composure and composition are already wedded together merrily. The pulsating grace of 'Density' captures one of Melodium's familiar tunes, now stripped to the bone. As a consequence of which it becomes the theme music in Melodium's oeuvre. It rings my ear, even when I guise as a daft punk.

Next is 'Disaster', with its post-Kraftwerk gone krautrock riff. A raw beauty derives from the hefty puddle of electronica, and once dried out you come to the conclusion you've just built an autobahn between the left and right ears. After 'Doubt' and 'Disconnection' puts you in a D Minor mood, 'Delirium' is the second gentlest sound on the album, like a digitally rocking tugboat on this stream of consciousness. 'Dream', the gentlest track, uses computer glitches, similar to the ones that we've almost had forgotten about.

Logic would have it that 'Lixiviat' in D Minor should end with 'Decomposition', but the gradual stripping of music comes to its close on 'Dead End'. Offering another friendly, minimalistic meandering musique to remind you of the still of the moment, the music from Melodium soothes the ear once again.

[ The Island ]

The first track on Melodium’s new album The Island sounds like movie music to me. It starts with a simple, repeating melody played on an organ of some sort , then joined by another, and then some harmonium tones playing counterpart to it. At first it resembles a character’s theme in a movie, straightforward as it is, but as it proceeds it gets more complicated in a way that fills out the mood. It might be the harmonium, but what it really recalls is Jon Brion’s score to Adam Sandler’s best movie, Punch Drunk-Love, which in simple strokes made music that felt both big-screen romantic and primitive, like something your next-door neighbor (or his toddler) would come up with while messing around with a toy instrument he found at a yard sale.

Melodium’s music in general has both romantic/mood-music/suck you into one all-encompassing atmosphere tendencies and a homemade demeanor. The prolific nature of Laurent Girard, aka Melodium, fuels both. He is continually bouncing back between experimental and pop releases, so to speak, but really both are the same thing on the same continuum. All use electronic and acoustic instruments together in thematic, playful ways that use melody while playing with interesting noises. The releases of his described as pop are usually just those where he sings on some of the songs. Here, of 11 songs, six include his vocals—basically every other track. He talk-sings, less a rap or storytelling than sing-speaking your inner thoughts to a tune.

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Melodium - lixiviat 2 Artist - Melodium Album - lixiviat 2 Release Date - 2013 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica, Experimetnal [ Awesome ] Tracklist 1. queen 02:45 2. quantum 02:48 3. quota 01:28 4. quasar 02:50 5. quest 02:42 6. qualm 01:24 7. qui vive 02:29 8. quartz 01:36 9. qwerty 03:05 10. quarantine 01:55 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - lixiviat 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - lixiviat Artist - Melodium Album - lixiviat Release Date - 2013 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica, Experimetnal [ Awesome ] Tracklist 1. diagonal 00:30 2. doublespeak 02:51 3. decay 02:37 4. devotion 03:22 5. density 00:58 6. disaster 02:42 7. doubt 02:12 8. disconnected 02:20 9. delirium 01:29 10. dream 02:35 11. dead end 01:49 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - lixiviat -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - kansva work Artist - Melodium Album - kansva work Release Date - 2012 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. abscissa 02:26 2. bidual 02:26 3. collinear 02:22 4. dimensions 02:57 5. euclidean 02:44 6. fibonacci 02:34 7. googol 02:34 8. hypotenuse 02:35 9. iota 02:46 10. lemma 02:10 11. midpoint 02:41 12. clanique 02:24 13. nonreal 06:07 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - kansva work -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - The Island Artist - Melodium Album - The Island Release Date - 2012 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. lacrymae 03:58 2. the dark home 03:55 3. supervacuum 04:18 4. the feeble light 03:38 5. in deserto 03:46 6. the little robot 04:25 7. balanci 03:54 8. the outside 03:55 9. gaisma 03:31 10. the pseudo friends 04:18 11. sine ictu 06:37 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - The Island -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - coloribus Artist - Melodium Album - Coloribus Release Date - 2011 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. hey june 01:49 2. augusta falls 02:17 3. sarah 02:16 4. the link is dead 02:00 5. piano factory 02:02 6. run, run and collapse 01:22 7. blanqui street 01:52 8. protheis protheis 01:52 9. aural stimuli 02:47 10. something you lost 02:23 11. sweet depression 02:42 12. la bohalle 02:37 13. i am epsilon 02:28 14. white chapel 02:31 15. no more flash 01:33 16. saltic de ridig 02:35 17. we have a situation 01:37 18. coloribus 02:24 19. the decline of iron 02:24 20. end theme 01:59 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Coloribus -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Petit Jama Artist - Melodium Album - Petit Jama Release Date - 2011 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. sarah 02:16 2. 1011010 02:32 3. pénombre 02:40 4. saturne 03:13 5. zolam 01:27 6. périhélie 02:36 7. la bohalle 02:37 8. falaise 01:27 9. septicem 02:22 10. claritech 02:41 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Petit Jama -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Palimpse Artist - Melodium Album - Palimpse Release Date - 2010 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. bombs 02:34 2. in the forest at night 03:14 3. wreckage 02:06 4. kissing disease (first version) 02:31 5. german voice 03:15 6. the hole 02:04 7. guitar theme 02:44 8. landscapes 05:57 9. a soft light 02:31 10. endless guitare 03:36 11. insomnia 28:18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Palimpse -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - TEN YEARS Artist - Melodium Album - TEN YEARS Release Date - 2009 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. rhythmi 04:04 2. low system 02:18 3. k rdroid 03:45 4. silica 04:42 5. hymnotic 02:26 6. quarsep 04:42 7. death to frequencies 03:08 8. gamm 04:34 9. cyclamen 1 01:58 10. hiko 04:00 11. cyclamen 2 01:06 12. varicelle 03:44 13. vilnius 2 04:40 14. vide obscur 04:26 15. ballad 03:10 16. impropre 05:37 17. the summer air 03:01 18. it's almost time for you to leave 03:51 19. basistas 04:08 20. crimethink 02:40 21. pianointerlude 01:34 22. violoninterlude 01:36 23. guitareinterlude 01:17 24. life is a tv show 02:09 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - TEN YEARS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Lullabies For Adults Artist - Melodium Album - Lullabies For Adults Release Date - 2009 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. berceuse 1 03:46 2. valeglas 02:56 3. sad machine 03:28 4. glinagline 02:30 5. florette 03:04 6. turbulette 03:44 7. valse pour enfants 02:37 8. lit parapluie 02:46 9. berceuse 2 02:42 10. cauchemar 04:32 11. bruit de fond 04:08 12. lumen 03:20 13. transat 03:22 14. bonne nuit 04:56 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Lullabies For Adults -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - cerebro spin Artist - Melodium Album - Cerebro Spin Release Date - 2008 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. choanal imperforation 06:33 2. eustachian tube 05:52 3. not yet 1 01:56 4. kissing disease 04:17 5. meniere's vertigo 05:45 6. not yet 2 02:07 7. social phobia 07:14 8. vocal cord polypus 05:54 9. not yet 3 01:36 10. panic disorder 03:54 11. scoliosis + astigmatism 05:31 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Cerebro Spin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - My Mind Is Falling To Pieces Artist - Melodium Album - My Mind Is Falling To Pieces Release Date - Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. i've been here before 07:28 2. you're acting like you lost your mind 04:58 3. kiss me, then shoot me 08:49 4. christiane 05:58 5. a sort of happy melancholy 03:44 6. you could feel space and atoms 08:31 7. death will take me away from this world 08:41 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - My Mind Is Falling To Pieces -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Vilnius Artist - Melodium Album - Vilnius Release Date - 2007 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. stockholm 05:05 2. vilnius 02:32 3. tioumen 02:42 4. bilbao 02:50 5. srebrenica 03:44 6. tseel 02:50 7. minsk 02:34 8. muro 03:26 9. kribi 02:48 10. i've been let down + hidden track 07:51 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Vilnius -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Tracks From The Past Artist - Melodium Album - Tracks From The Past Release Date - 2007 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. untitled 1 03:52 2. untitled 2 04:34 3. untitled 3 05:10 4. untitled 4 04:22 5. untitled 5 04:24 6. untitled 6 01:26 7. untitled 7 05:55 8. untitled 8 03:56 9. untitled 9 01:08 10. untitled 10 05:37 11. untitled 11 02:07 12. untitled 12 04:35 13. untitled 13 05:00 14. untitled 14 03:30 15. intitled 15 03:52 16. intitled 16 04:29 17. intitled 17 02:48 18. intitled 18 02:00 19. intitled 19 02:03 20. intitled 20 03:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Tracks From The Past -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - flacana flacana Artist - Melodium Album - Flacana Flacana Release Date - 2006 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. flacana 1 03:22 2. flacana 2 02:00 3. flacana 3 02:50 4. flacana 4 02:10 5. flacana 5 03:17 6. flacana 6 02:19 7. flacana 7 02:35 8. flacana 8 03:49 9. flacana 9 00:50 10. flacana 10 02:42 11. flacana 11 02:10 12. flacana 12 02:29 13. flacana 13 02:18 14. flacana 14 01:28 15. flacana 15 01:40 16. flacana 16 02:59 17. flacana 17 01:45 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Flacana Flacana -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - There Is Something In The Universe Artist - Melodium Album - There Is Something In The Universe Release Date - Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. prologue 01:30 2. the plio-scene is away 05:18 3. weird voices inside my head 03:19 4. please, destroy the piano 03:25 5. he will be killed tomorrow 01:22 6. in a complete solitune 02:58 7. you are no one, like everyone 03:29 8. dragged down into the bottomless hole 02:47 9. they can't get inside of you 03:19 10. the house is surrounded 05:39 11. interlude double 02:04 12. i know his crimes 03:58 13. do you remember that ? 03:20 14. of course i'm guilty 04:00 15. there is something in the universe 04:38 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - There Is Something In The Universe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - La Tête Qui Flotte Artist - Melodium Album - La Tête Qui Flotte Release Date - 2005 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. hellomusic 04:08 2. les psychotropes sont mes amis, puis mes ennemis... 03:48 3. se rayer provisoirement de la liste des vivants 03:35 4. kill me with a smile 03:38 5. emptykuerten 02:58 6. le creux est ma matière première 03:36 7. l'attachement aux symptômes 03:44 8. mon baromètre mental 02:53 9. interlude pour dépressifs 02:10 10. gamm recomposé 04:58 11. marcher à l'envers dans nantes-atlantique 02:30 12. greg davis > craig david 01:34 13. la chanson de laïs-salomé 01:21 14. la fin de tout 02:48 15. la vie est plus belle depuis 02:40 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - La Tête Qui Flotte -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - anaemia Artist - Melodium Album - Anaemia Release Date - 2004 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. reality is decaying 01:30 2. iopak bis 05:15 3. floating blood 04:16 4. industrial reminiscence 1 01:02 5. chan's escape 05:24 6. pseudi anomali 01:26 7. industrial reminiscence 2 01:07 8. residual song 01:46 9. be away 04:42 10. platitudes & cloportation 01:45 11. felt melt (primitive version) 02:30 12. composé organique volatil 2 12:56 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Anaemia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - A Slight Difference In The Air Pressure Artist - Melodium Album - A Slight Difference In The Air Pressure Release Date - 2003 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. thoughts are made of plastic 06:22 2. kyuten 04:16 3. ystyc100 02:54 4. émissions des sources mobiles 07:29 5. life in a file 03:20 6. interruption sonore 03:16 7. ystyc2 03:38 8. deux heures par minute 09:53 9. ipal & imal 04:38 10. how to make music within a box 07:30 11. dirty reprises 05:53 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - A Slight Difference In The Air Pressure -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - A Possible Way Of Spending Time Artist - Melodium Album - A Possible Way Of Spending Time Release Date - 2002 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. anna-thema 04:43 2. yesterday 04:50 3. pause 4 01:17 4. miljö zon 05:07 5. felt melt 05:22 6. pause 5 01:06 7. érythrée 04:19 8. modulo pi 04:16 9. pause 7 01:40 10. trois idées fixes 04:45 11. composé organique volatil 2 10:56 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - A Possible Way Of Spending Time -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Quiet Noise Area Artist - Melodium Album - Quiet Noise Area Release Date - 2001 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 1. minkowski's mind 06:14 2. ptolem inuit 02:56 3. exhib-inhib 05:56 4. something soft and dead 04:36 5. back from ems 04:04 6. radiopiano 03:09 7. time is a speed 04:52 8. xi - lo 03:53 9. ink jet 04:49 10. phthalein 03:56 11. it's all fixed 05:00 12. nihil 02:36 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Quiet Noise Area -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - Music for Invisible People Artist - Melodium Album - Music for Invisible People Release Date - 2006 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Electro', Indietronica Tracklist 01 You Can't Help Me 02 I'm Not Already Dead 03 Follow the Train of Thoughts 04 You're Gone 05 My Xylophone Loves Me 06 Saturday Morning 07 We Are All Right Here 08 Quit the Sun 09 It Must Have a Meaning 10 The Hate Week 11 Maybe It's the End of Time 12 Behind the Picture 13 An Endless Present -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melodium - 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