After long three years from the extraordinary album "Out of sound/Out of silence" released by La bèl in June 2010, Menion returns with an exciting new album. Ten tracks where the sophisticated electronica and the lively rhythmics of the sardinian artist cross the emotional notes of his guitar. Streaming & Download (free) on La bèl netlabel.
"This new release collects the material composed between 2012 and 2013. The songs have been strongly influenced by the musical scenario of Berlin, where I have been living in the last two years. Almost without realizing it, I have re-interpreted what I have seen and heard, while sifting in the fleeting personal feelings. The listeners of this CD will find evident quotations from other musical genres: it’s up to you to find out…But there’s more to it: my pieces of music are tales and records of emotions where reality constantly intertwines with imagination and, hopefully, each of you will see fragments and parts of your own life in them.This release is a landing place but, as such, it is also a new starting point towards something yet mysterious and, at the same time, captivating: something that is worth discovering."
Credits / Released 11 June 2013
Produced by La bèl & Menion.
Recorded, post produced and mixed by Menion.
126.96.36.199. Mastered by Vitaliano Zurlo. Phase Out Berlin.
188.8.131.52.9. Mastered by Daniele Antezza. Artefacts Mastering.
10. Mastered by Menion. | | | Graphic design by Alessandro Novelli.
KEEP LISTENING AS THIS ONE GETS BETTER AND BETTER BY THE MINUTE.
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