La Silencieuse

Second album
Release: Juin 2017
Buda Musique & Cas Particuliers / Distribution in France : Universal

11 tracks / 59:37 min

For their second album La Silencieuse, the trio Meïkhâneh, composed of Maria Laurent on vocals, Johanni Curtet on guitar, dombra and khöömii overtone singing, Milad Pasta on Iranian percussions, surrounded by three guests: Bijan Chemirani with the lutes tzouras, saz and percussions, Uuganbaatar Tsend-Ochir (Egschiglen) with Mongolian horse head double- bass ikh khuur and Martin Coudroy with diatonic accordion. The album has been prepared in residence at Chantier (Center for the Creation of New Traditional Music and World Music) with the artistic advice of Bijan Chemirani.

With the help of Le Chantier, centre de création des nouvelles musiques traditionnelles et musiques du monde, the funders of an independant crowdfunding campaign, La Ville de Rennes.

Recorded at Studio du Faune, Montauban-de-Bretagne (France).

Recording and mixing: Antoine Pinçon, Graine de Son, Rennes.

Mastering: Raphaël Jonin, Studio J Raph i.n.g

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WHERE TO FIND

DIRECTLY FROM MEÏKHÂNEH

Please contact Meïkhâneh:

contact@meikhaneh.com

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ON THE INTERNET

                     

LISTEN
  1. Silencia Meïkhâneh 5:27
  2. L'avion est annulé Meïkhâneh 4:42
  3. Gham makhor Meïkhâneh 6:23
  4. Uulyn nulims Meïkhâneh 5:35

FROOTS (UK)

★★★★★ Album Choice
“Hard to imagine it won’t be one of my handful of favourites of the year.” – Ian Anderson

FROOTS (UK)

“Mixing Mongolia, Persia, Eastern and Southers Europe in France, Meïkhâneh are gloriously, spaciously unique. – Elizabeth Kinder

SONGLINES (UK)

★★★
“A rich musical journey with a soul of its own.” Tim Cumming

BBC (UK)

Broadcast of “Silencia” in World on 3

TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART

5 months (26, 18, 12, and 17th position) / 38th position among the 100 best albums of 2017

WNYC (US)

Broadcast of “Uulyn Nulims” and “Pluies” in New Sounds

WORLD LITERATURE TODAY (US)

“The Exquisite Sounds of Silence”

VPRO (NL)

“A fascinating trio with its own imaginary folklore” Charlie Crooijmans

DE SUBJECTIVISTEN (NL)

“A great record that lets you speachless.” – Ian Willem

TOUT NOUVEAU TOUT FIP (FR)

Diffusion de « Silencia »

TÉLÉRAMA SORTIR (FR)

“A high voice with angelic arrays […] but also able to do more Baroque vehemences, which walks somewhere between the Mongolian droning steppes […] and the banks of the Euphrates.” – Anne Berthod

RYTHMES CROISÉS (FR)

“La Silencieuse might be the new name for the soul of the listener after hearing Meïkhâneh” – Stéphane Fougère

BLOGFOOLK (IT)

Wisdom and depth, fed with soul, thunder, light, dark and visionary atmospheres, dissonances, small sufferings, epiphanies: “La Silencieuse” is all this at once. At each listening, one discovers new details” – Carla Visca


EP
Release: February 2012
Self released: Cas Particuliers

6 tracks / 33’51

Six colourful and amazing tracks, that contain echoes from different traditions from Europe to Mongolia, passing by Iran…

Recorded in May 2011, in “La caisse à musique”, La Fonderie, au Mans. With the help of La Fonderie.

Recording, mixing and mastering: Hervé De Caro, Music-Avenue.

WHERE TO FIND

AUPRÈS DE MEÏKHÂNEH

Please contact Meïkhâneh:

contact@meikhaneh.com

  1. Jaran tsagaan aduu Meïkhâneh 5:30
  2. La fille qui tourne dans une pièce blanche Meïkhâneh 5:36

INSIDE WORLD MUSIC (UK)

“At any rate, Meikhaneh knows how to make an album that is entertaining, memorable, and highly-recommended.” – Matthew Forss

TRAD MAGAZINE (FR)

TT Genre: unusual and pleasant. […] Meïkhâneh makes us travel in an unusual but friendly sound universe, for a stroll beyond the borders and through Time and Space.” – Gérard Viel

ETHNOTEMPOS (FR)

A newcomer in the universe of pilgrim musics, Meïkhâneh trio distils a sound mixture that evokes the untamed, windy and arid spaces. One of those who put the human being back to his true place on the globe…” – Stéphane Fougère

OUEST FRANCE (FR)

“This is a beautiful fusion, of a rare intensity.”

LES RENNAIS (FR)

“It is not a night train trip at dusk, but rather a radiant ride between Shahs and Khans. Iran and Mongolia illuminate from beginning to end Meïkhâneh’s first album. Here, the yurts of Ulan Bator have a Bulgarian taste, or at any rate an East European.” – Jean-Baptiste Gandon

LE TÉLÉGRAMME (FR)

“Meïkhâneh […] offers an original repertoire of captivating music and great poetic melodies that open the way for Mongolian rides.

RADIO CAMPUS RENNES (FR)

You know what clichés can convey the ‘world music’ label. Here, you can easily forget them all. A mixture of different traditions is offered to your ears for a truly surprising result. It is flow of musical cultures of a rare intensity. »

BLOG BAND MEETING (FR)

Meïkhâneh has broadcasted very soothing and moving vibrations. It takes some time to regain our minds.