Marc Melià

NEWS


BIO

Born in Majorca, Marc Melià is a composer/producer, who’s been based in Brussels for over 10 years. First spotted alongside Françoiz Breut, Lonely Drifter Karen or Borja Flames, he released Music for Prophet in 2017. It was issued on Gaspar Claus’s label Les Disques du Festival Permanent, as part of Flavien Berger’s curation.

On that first album, Marc Melià had explored the possibilities of a mythic synth; on Veus, as if sloughing, he applied the process of sound modification to his own voice, until becoming an android. But an android who sings of love and dreams, a sensitive automaton who plays with the tropes of pop music. Through this device, Marc Melià knowingly seeks poetry and beauty within transgenics, in the search of a universe where one can surf though waves of profoundly moving chord patterns, hear voices unconstrained by range limitations, or dance freely, as in zero gravity.

Part of the album has been recorded in Une ferme dans les Vosges, courtesy of Rodolphe Burger. It was recorded with Roméo Poirier, one of the most promising figures of ambient, and the elegant multi-talented Lou Rotzinger. As if progressing in parallel with his own linguistic experience, to add another layer to the sloughing, side A is sung in Catalan, Marc Melià’s mother tongue, and side B in French, his adopted language.

Like an echo to his previous album, Veus opens with an instrumental, “Pulse on a E”, which starts with a sequence created with a single note transposed to its octave, just like “Fata Fou”, the last song on Music for Prophet.

Although the title seems to reference an iconic 80s synth, “DX7” is actually about the seven days of the week. It is a love song, about the temperamental oscillations which make every morning the blank canvas of an unpredictable story. Wednesday, I hate you, Sunday, I love you. With few words and a lot of emotion, a synthetic voice is trying to grow more human each day.

“Dent de Serra” deals with the weight of memory on our relationships, but also with the way we revisit them constantly in order to integrate souvenirs within present relationships. Suddenly, the song stops and enters a new dimension, everything is different, as if what had just happened was now forgotten forever.

Oxytocin (“Oxitocines” in Catalan) is said to be the hormone of love. This song deals in a playful way with the duality between science and faith, between rational and magic, when it comes to sentimental relationships. Love is a universal theme, it is everywhere in the world, and love songs have been written for a very long time. But this particular love song is an ode to an aspect of love that has been less sung about: biology, which makes it possible to feel like you’re floating in space when you fall in love.

“Les étoiles” is a trio with Flavien Berger and Pi Ja Ma. The song is about attraction. What attracts humans to each other, but also the inevitable gravitational attraction. The song is also about accidents, magic moments that take us outside of our daily lives and give us the possibility to imagine a sidereal, infinite love.

“A propos d’une chanson” was born after Marc Melià had dreamed he had written the most beautiful song he’d ever created. When he woke up, he realized that song was actually O Superman by Laurie Anderson.

Aside from these songs, Marc Melià offers a few breaks, instrumental but no less narrative.

Final d’hivern” conjures these quiet moments between two intense events; sleeping at night between two days; the calm that settles in after a hard winter, right before spring properly starts.

Using a musical language that clearly references Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Romain”, with its theme based on a melancholic chord pattern, could be the soundtrack to a 1970s movie lost in time. Little by little, elements that seem to come from a completely different context find their place, while turning the initial mood into something strange and unexpected.

Finally, “Retorn”, which finishes the album, is a reprise of the theme of “DX7”.

From the chords that make up a song, to the days that make up our lives, existence is but a cycle, and Veus is an exploration of them. Marc Melià keeps on drifting on his personal path, between homage to the past and visions of the future.

LINE-UP

trio:
Marc Melià : vocals, Prophet.
Romeo Poirier : drums
Lou Rotzinger : keyboards


LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking sauf Belgique : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com
Promo : damien[at]iseecolors.fr / dom[at]iseecolors.fr

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Veus

    Pan European Recording2021
    LP / Digital
  • Echoes of Prophet

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent & Koridor Records2018
    EP / K7
  • Music For Prophet

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / La sélection de Flavien Berger 2017
    LP / CD / digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 05/11/2021FranceParis (75)La Boule NoirePablo Altarinfos event
  • 21/10/2021FranceNantes (44)le lieu uniqueRoméo Poirier + GCSB & Petit Ménestrelinfos event
  • 20/10/2021FranceFougères (35)Festival les Yeux Fermés, Médiathèque de FougèresRoméo Poirierinfos event
  • 19/06/2021FranceLille (59)L'AéronefLucie Antunesinfos event
  • 20/05/2021BelgiqueBruxellesLe Botanique (STREAMING)infos event
  • 18/02/2021FranceSix-Fours-les-Plages (83)Qasi Festival, Espace Malraux (ANNULÉ)Lucie Antunes event
  • 13/02/2021FranceMassy (91)Paul B (ANNULÉ)Lucie Antunesinfos
  • 12/02/2021FranceLille (59)L'Aéronef (ANNULÉ)Lucie Antunesinfos
  • 06/02/2021FranceParis (75)Petit Bain (ANNULÉ)Mathilde Fernandezinfos
  • 29/11/2020FranceSix-Fours-les-Plages (83)Qasi Festival, Espace Malraux Musiques Actuelles (ANNULÉ)Lucie Antunesinfos event
  • 14/11/2020FranceParis (75)Petit Bain (ANNULÉ)Mathilde Fernandezinfos event
  • 12/11/2020FranceLorient (56)Festival Les Indisciplinés, Hydrophone (ANNULÉ)Chapelier Fouinfos event
  • 03/10/2020FrancePetit Quevilly (76)Bibliothèque François Truffautinfos event
  • 02/10/2020FranceAngers (49)Le Garage event
  • 01/10/2020FranceNantes (44)Le Pôle Étudiantinfos event
  • 20/06/2020FranceLe Petit Quevilly (76)Bibliothèque François Truffaut(ANNULÉ)infos event
  • 18/06/2020FranceFougères (35)Médiathèque La Clairière(ANNULÉ)
  • 14/12/2019FranceSaint-Jean-de-Vedas (34)Victoire 2 - ANNULÉChassol présente « Ludi »infos event
  • 13/12/2019FranceMarseille (13)Coco Velten - ANNULÉLosange event
  • 30/11/2019FranceParis (75)Stoemp Festival - Le Point ÉphémèreRoméo Poirier, Azo (dj set)infos event
  • 29/11/2019BelgiqueLiège (BE)Les ChirouxKowariinfos event
  • 28/11/2019BelgiqueAnderlechtVOLTAPenelope Antenainfos event
  • 14/11/2019FranceLyon (69)Opéra UndergroundBorja Flamesinfos event
  • 25/10/2019FranceVendôme (41)Chapelle Saint Jacques - Festival RockomotivesDavid Chalmininfos event
  • 27/07/2019FranceAulnoye-AymeriesFestival Les Nuits secrètesFlavien Berger, Metronomy, Salut c'est cool ...infos event
  • 20/06/2019FranceParisFestival 36h St EustacheKyrie Kristmanson x Jeanne Added, Léonie Pernet, Klaus Johan Grobe, Winter Family, Petit Fantômeinfos event
  • 25/05/2019FranceSannois (95)EMB / Espace Michel Berger Flavien Berger event
  • 06/05/2019EspagneCastellón (ES)Teatre del Raval
  • 04/05/2019EspagneGijón (ES)L.E.V Festival, Muséu del Pueblu d’AsturiesColin Self, Jailed Jamieinfos event
  • 23/04/2019BelgiqueBruxellesBotaniquePanda Bearinfos event
  • 19/04/2019FrancePalaiseauMJC Palaiseau - Festival PalmipèdeAmmar 808infos event
  • 05/04/2019FranceCaenMusée des Beaux-Artsinfos event
  • 01/04/2019FranceParisCafé de la DanseMATT ELLIOTT & VACARMEinfos event
  • 29/03/2019PortugalLisbonne (PT)MIL – Lisbon International Music Network @ Cais do SodréKonpromat, Monolithe Noirinfos event
  • 22/03/2019FranceLouvain (BE)StukFlavien Bergerinfos event
  • 21/03/2019Pays-BasAmsterdamParadiso (NL)Flavien Berger event
  • 09/02/2019BelgiqueAnvers (BE)Trix (We Are Open)Marble Sounds, Vito, El Yunque, The Germans ...infos event
  • 08/02/2019FranceMechelen (BE)CultuurcentrumMiaux event
  • 03/02/2019FranceLa Riche (37)Prieuré Saint Cosme (festival Allotropiques) - Set AVHelio Polar Thing event
  • 02/02/2019FranceLe MansLa Fonderie (organisé par Teriaki) event
  • 26/01/2019FrancePoitiersLieu Multiple - Planétarium - Festival WEE!A/V setinfos event
  • 25/01/2019FranceVanvesTéâtre de Vanves • Modular • Labo du Festival ChorusTryphème, Modgeist event
  • 24/01/2019FranceBesançonENSMM - La Rodia Hors Les MursA/V setinfos event
  • 16/01/2019Pays-BasGroningen (NL)Eurosonic - Grand Theatre event
  • 22/12/2018BelgiqueGeel (BE)Cuulturcentrum de Werft Brihang, Moving Ground, Esinam, Siebe Le Ducinfos event
  • 12/12/2018BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)Beursschouwburg infos event
  • 08/12/2018FranceToulouseDada event
  • 07/12/2018FranceSèteFestival BAZR - LAROSAinfos event
  • 06/12/2018FranceNantesRAUM - Les Écuries event
  • 05/12/2018FranceParisPetit BainJulia Holterinfos event
  • 04/12/2018SuisseWinterthur (CH)KraftfeldDJ CIO event
  • 03/12/2018FranceLausanne (CH)La Syndicale event
  • 02/12/2018SuisseGenèveFestival Face N - Salon d'HiverFina Fitta, Anne Cardinaud, Erachidi & Konatéinfos event
  • 01/12/2018FranceBiarritz AtabalFlavien Bergerinfos event
  • 29/11/2018FrancePerpignanL’Arsenal – La Casa Musical (Flashback)infos event
  • 10/11/2018FranceParisLes Grands Voisinsinfos event
  • 09/11/2018FranceMagny-le-HongreFILE 7infos event
  • 07/11/2018FranceAngoulêmeLe Comptoir des Images (La Nef hors les murs)infos event
  • 28/10/2018FranceToulonLe Port des Créateurs - MIDI FestivalJudah Warsky event
  • 20/10/2018FranceMetzLa BAMJoris Delacroix, Chloé, Flavien Bergerinfos event
  • 19/10/2018FranceClermont Ferrand‘Les Nuits Zébrées de Radio Nova’ - La Coopérative de MaiClément Bazin, Makala, Ouai Stéphane, Orquesta Akokàninfos event
  • 18/10/2018FranceParisLa Gaîté Lyrique Max Cooper event
  • 12/10/2018FranceRennesMaintenant Festival - L'Antipode COMPLETFlavien Berger event
  • 11/10/2018FranceSaint-ContestLa Demeurée event
  • 10/10/2018FranceCherbourgLe Ballon Rouge event
  • 09/10/2018FranceParisLe ConsulatHen Yanni event
  • 07/10/2018ItalieRome (IT)Festival Ō - MNR Terme di DioclezianoOmar Souleyman, Anna Calvi, Basinskiinfos event
  • 06/10/2018Italie Faenza (IT)Clan Destino event
  • 04/10/2018FranceLaval6PAR4 - COMPLETJeanne Addedinfos event
  • 03/10/2018FranceParisLieu secret
  • 15/09/2018FranceOrléansFestival Hop Pop Hop - Salle de L'InstitutLe Comte, Taminoinfos event
  • 05/09/2018BelgiqueCharleroiLe Vecteur event
  • 18/08/2018FranceSaint-MaloFestival La Route du Rock - La Plage Arte Concertinfos event
  • 17/08/2018FranceMérignacLes Voyages Immobiles - Entre Deux Rives (Coconut) - Parc BourranCoconut Music (djset)
  • 03/06/2018FranceLourmarinFestival Yeah ! infos event
  • 10/05/2018FranceLiège (BE)KulturA - soirée Gonzaï Dollkrautinfos event
  • 03/05/2018FranceBuerguesMusée de Buerguesinfos
  • 19/04/2018FranceParisCentre FGO BarbaraThousandinfos event
  • 18/04/2018SuisseYverdon-les-bainsL'AmalgameMatias Aguayi & The Desdemonasinfos event
  • 17/04/2018FranceLilleAeronefPorchesinfos event
  • 18/03/2018FranceNantesFestival Variations - Le lieu uniqueinfos event
  • 26/01/2018FranceParisLa Maroquinerie - Gonzaï nightAufgang, Domotic event

events

NEWS

BIO

Born in Majorca, Marc Melià is a composer/producer, who’s been based in Brussels for over 10 years. First spotted alongside Françoiz Breut, Lonely Drifter Karen or Borja Flames, he released Music for Prophet in 2017. It was issued on Gaspar Claus’s label Les Disques du Festival Permanent, as part of Flavien Berger’s curation.

On that first album, Marc Melià had explored the possibilities of a mythic synth; on Veus, as if sloughing, he applied the process of sound modification to his own voice, until becoming an android. But an android who sings of love and dreams, a sensitive automaton who plays with the tropes of pop music. Through this device, Marc Melià knowingly seeks poetry and beauty within transgenics, in the search of a universe where one can surf though waves of profoundly moving chord patterns, hear voices unconstrained by range limitations, or dance freely, as in zero gravity.

Part of the album has been recorded in Une ferme dans les Vosges, courtesy of Rodolphe Burger. It was recorded with Roméo Poirier, one of the most promising figures of ambient, and the elegant multi-talented Lou Rotzinger. As if progressing in parallel with his own linguistic experience, to add another layer to the sloughing, side A is sung in Catalan, Marc Melià’s mother tongue, and side B in French, his adopted language.

Like an echo to his previous album, Veus opens with an instrumental, “Pulse on a E”, which starts with a sequence created with a single note transposed to its octave, just like “Fata Fou”, the last song on Music for Prophet.

Although the title seems to reference an iconic 80s synth, “DX7” is actually about the seven days of the week. It is a love song, about the temperamental oscillations which make every morning the blank canvas of an unpredictable story. Wednesday, I hate you, Sunday, I love you. With few words and a lot of emotion, a synthetic voice is trying to grow more human each day.

“Dent de Serra” deals with the weight of memory on our relationships, but also with the way we revisit them constantly in order to integrate souvenirs within present relationships. Suddenly, the song stops and enters a new dimension, everything is different, as if what had just happened was now forgotten forever.

Oxytocin (“Oxitocines” in Catalan) is said to be the hormone of love. This song deals in a playful way with the duality between science and faith, between rational and magic, when it comes to sentimental relationships. Love is a universal theme, it is everywhere in the world, and love songs have been written for a very long time. But this particular love song is an ode to an aspect of love that has been less sung about: biology, which makes it possible to feel like you’re floating in space when you fall in love.

“Les étoiles” is a trio with Flavien Berger and Pi Ja Ma. The song is about attraction. What attracts humans to each other, but also the inevitable gravitational attraction. The song is also about accidents, magic moments that take us outside of our daily lives and give us the possibility to imagine a sidereal, infinite love.

“A propos d’une chanson” was born after Marc Melià had dreamed he had written the most beautiful song he’d ever created. When he woke up, he realized that song was actually O Superman by Laurie Anderson.

Aside from these songs, Marc Melià offers a few breaks, instrumental but no less narrative.

Final d’hivern” conjures these quiet moments between two intense events; sleeping at night between two days; the calm that settles in after a hard winter, right before spring properly starts.

Using a musical language that clearly references Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Romain”, with its theme based on a melancholic chord pattern, could be the soundtrack to a 1970s movie lost in time. Little by little, elements that seem to come from a completely different context find their place, while turning the initial mood into something strange and unexpected.

Finally, “Retorn”, which finishes the album, is a reprise of the theme of “DX7”.

From the chords that make up a song, to the days that make up our lives, existence is but a cycle, and Veus is an exploration of them. Marc Melià keeps on drifting on his personal path, between homage to the past and visions of the future.

LINE-UP

trio:
Marc Melià : vocals, Prophet.
Romeo Poirier : drums
Lou Rotzinger : keyboards

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Veus

    Pan European Recording2021
    LP / Digital
  • Echoes of Prophet

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent & Koridor Records2018
    EP / K7
  • Music For Prophet

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / La sélection de Flavien Berger 2017
    LP / CD / digital

CONTACT

Booking sauf Belgique : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com
Promo : damien[at]iseecolors.fr / dom[at]iseecolors.fr