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reviewed by:New Yorker -

Melomane, a Brooklyn-based collective known for intricate pop songs with chamber-music flourishes, sets up shop in this converted silo beside the Gowanus Canal to celebrate the release of its third CD, “Glaciers.” The singing, which is done by the Parisian-born front man Pierre de Gaillande and the bassist Daria Klotz, rises to adventurous peaks, and the rest of the band—a cellist, a keyboardist, a drummer, and often a violinist and cornettist—gives the material a cinematic lushness. On “Glaciers,” the songs move with a deliberate force that befits the album’s title.

reviewed by:New York Post -


MELOMANE creates lush, expansive pop music, and the Brooklyn act's release party tonight for its third album, 'Glaciers,' should be a night to remember (not only for the guest musician on the saw, either).

The group will celebrate at the Issue Project Room (400 Carroll St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; [718] 330-0313), a circular music space in an old grain silo on the gritty banks of the Gowanus Canal.

For a twist, Melomane will perform from the perimeter of the space as the audience listens from the center, which, the band explains, will be like a 'a live surround-sound 'Zaireeka',' referring to the Flaming Lips' set of four discs that are supposed to be a played simultaneously. There will be a moonlight stroll along the water after the set.
By Mary Huhn

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October 2006.

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October 2006

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reviewed by:Lucid Culture -

Their best album. These New York art-rockers have made the quantum leap from being a good band to being one of the best bands around. Their sound is lush, orchestrated and somewhat Mediterranean-inflected with meticulously arranged layers of guitars, strings, horns and keyboards. If you wish the Shins had some substance, if you’re wistful for Pulp at their mid-90s peak – or Roxy Music circa Avalon – this is for you. (Click above to read the whole review)