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Partura

by Mei

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    Gorgeous white vinyl LP edition. Enigmatic cover motif by Adam Martinakis.

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about

Years in the making, Partura is a debut album of immense scope: Yearning, melancholic, post-clubbing space ballads (NELUMBO), flirty, fragmented, avant-pop (FELES) and somber, haunting “Exotica”-infused melodies, ripped from old movie soundtracks over glitchy beats (WHY DO WE DO) and much more: Neo-baroque instrumentals (CELLULA), sounds of nature / wildlife, pastel-colored industrial (HIGH) - there is a lot going on this record.

Mei’s vocals range from to futuristic android lullabies (THE CRADLE OF THE CRADLE) to intimate, strangely solemn cyberpunk-chansons (THE THREE ENDS) - and there are even some sprinkles of the hedonistic, angular, synthetic 1980s in there (INSECTS).

“If Partura was a building, it would be one of these organic design studies by architects: A white, round cocoon house in the middle of nature - quaint, a little alien and mysterious. This album is a bit like me: A little wild, untamed, all about intense feelings. If Partura was a person, it would be a teenage girl”.

This Bandcamp-exclusive special edition of the album will feature various digital extras: A ravaging remix (INSECTS) by Markus Popp aka Oval as well the quirky music video for FELES plus a deluxe photo set, photographed by Latifa Messaoudi.

credits

released May 20, 2016

All music written, arranged and produced by Mei, 2011-2016

Additional Musicians:

ThoTho
Mixing, arrangements, beats and sound programming

Lola Despois
Harp on “Why Do We Do”, harp arrangement for “Archéen”

Fanny Sauvin
Violins on “The Three Ends”

Antoine Carlier
Viola on “Why Do We Do”

Also...

Nicolas Boissier
Music video director for “Feles” and “The Cradle Of The Cradle”

Latifa Messaoudi
Photographer

Album cover motif & design by Adam Martinakis
Mastered by Markus Popp

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about

Mei Dijon, France

Mei (the Japanese feminine name, pronounced “May”) is the alter ego of French newcomer producer/singer, dancer and choreographer Caroline Masson. She does everything on “an ordinary laptop” but her results are far from ordinary.

Until recently, Masson was training to be a dancer in the legendary “Le Crazy Horse” cabaret in Paris - with becoming an insect researcher as her plan B...enjoy!
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