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No Deal (Awaiting Repress)Melanie De Biasio is a graduate of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and already an acclaimed artist in her home country of Belgium and in the neighbouring Francophone nation to the south. Initially heralded as a new voice in jazz, albeit jazz d'autres univers, other-worldly, so to speak, her first album A Stomach Is Burning was closer to the smoky, smouldering sound you dream of stumbling upon in a jazz cellar. Preferably in Paris or New York in, let's say, 1959.
No Deal, her sophomore album, appears almost monochromatically minimalist at first, A simple cover shot. Melanie has cut her hair. Miles Davis A Kind Of Blue typography. Seven songs, through which her own voice drifts gracefully, at times disappearing altogether. Like a tintype photograph, this record needs time to develop, for the details to become clear, as if by magic.
No Deal comes in at 33 and a third minutes, which could be mistaken for a nod to the golden age of the jazz LP. And yet its brevity (or succinctness) is genuinely hard to believe. It reverberates, echoes an resonates. Throw a stone into the lake and the concentric ripples seem to go on for ever.1. I Feel You
2. The Flow
3. No Deal
4. With Love
5. Sweet Darling Pain
6. I'm Gonna Leave You
7. With All My Love$22.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
No Deal Remixed: Presented By Gilles PetersonInternationally renowned DJ and radio personality Gilles Peterson has called upon some of the most exciting names across the jazz, electronic and indie worlds to rework Melanie De Biasio's acclaimed album No Deal, including EELS, The Cinematic Orchestra, Hex, and Seven Davis Junior.
EELS haunting, orchestral reworking of opening track I Feel You is the first ever remix by Mark Oliver Everett (AKA E), who fell in love with De Biasio's music when she supported EELS at the Royal Albert Hall in June. The Cinemantic Orchestra give I'm Gonna Leave You an intense reworking, while beat maker C. Crisci, a.k.a Clap! Clap! gives the same track an afro-beat slant. Seven Davis Jr gives title-track No Deal an old school house flavour, while LA's Jonwayne coats With All My Love a lush balm of hip-hop. Japan's Toshio Matsuura (AKA Hex) adds an impressive urgency to The Flow, whilst France's modern classical composer Chassol provides a downtempo and discordant take on Sweet Darling Pain.1. I Feel You (EELS Remix)
2. The Flow (Hex Remix) - Boiler Room Debuts
3. No Deal (Seven Davis Jr Remix)
4. With Love / Sweet Darling Pain (Gilles Peterson & Sinbad Remix)
5. Sweet Darling Pain (Chassol Remix)
6. I'm Gonna Leave You (Clap! Clap! Remix)
7. With All My Love (Jonwayne Remix)
8. I'm Gonna Leave You (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix)$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now