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Melanie De Biasio

No Deal

Play It Again Sam


Released: 28th Apr 2014



Released: 28th Apr 2014


‘No Deal’ may be minimalist but the semi-improvised record is a rich, rewarding, deeply immersive listen that finds its power through subtle splendour.

Originally from Charleroi & currently based in Brussels, De Biasio is a classically trained flautist & the possessor of an extraordinary voice - she has been called the Belgian Billie Holiday. The album should appeal to fans of late-period Talk Talk, whose Mark Hollis is a huge figure for De Biasio. She also cites Frank Zappa & Pink Floyd as formative influences, plus Nina Simone & Abbey Lincoln, two icons of the civil rights fight and spokeswomen of an aggressive jazz stripped of any affectation. a real slow burner but a beautifully mesmerising one that needs time to show all its colours. the last track alone is reason enough to buy this record.

No Deal