MellaNoisEscape

MellaNoisEscape was launched in 2014

Olivier Mellano puts aside his rather gargantuan projects to return alone, in the studio and on stage, to raw energy, electric cataracts and sonic cascades.

A tentacular sonic entity, an embrace with a thousand electric arms, a turbulent, abrasive vortex of pop noise, a stroboscopic highway, a declaration of war on the MP3, a primal musical kaleidoscope

Having put his guitars to the service of Mobiil, Psykick Lyrikah, Bed, Laetitia Shériff and Dominique A, Olivier Mellano presents his solo album MellaNoisEscape. Somewhere between Shellac, Battles, Pinback and Blonde Redhead.

The moment when sound is its own medium. A monumental arch of guitars, through which we hear the flow of baroque melody and tribal harmonies.

It’s only raison d’être is to dynamite the now…

 

It is always disconcerting to witness the arrival of a great record. One you would put in your own top 5, one you which is still with you twenty years down the line and you’re still listening to it. This is the kind of emotional pull you’ll get when you put on MellaNoisEscape. Personally speaking, I immediately put it up there with Robert Wyatt, Blonde Redhead, Sonic Youth et PJ Harvey. […]

Extract from Laure Limongi writer and publisher

 

If a form were to emerge out of the music of Olivier Mellano, it would no doubt be a many-headed, indefinable beast. An animal with florescent horns perhaps, locked against the wind, it’s enemy, its friend. Beating its silver hooves through an endless plain of notes in flight that no-one would dare to capture. They are simply part of the same, grand combat. […]

Extract from Arm, Psykick Lyrikah

MellaNoiseScape II (photo Dan Ramaën)

2017 the return

Autumn 2017 – the new MellaNoiseScape formula, a brand new 3-wheel speedster, on and off-road, with luxury co-drivers Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Vanishing Twins, The Oscillations, UUUU, Bat for lashes) on drums and Suzy LeVoid (Miët) on bass guitar.

MellaNoiseScape - Heartbeat of the Death (album disponible le 5 octobre 2018 - painting Haruko Maeda)

2018: MellaNoisEscape on tour

MellaNoisEscape is back on the road with Valentina Magaletti and Miët for the release of “HEARTBEAT OF THE DEATH“.

This second album will be available as from 5 October 2018 (Ulysse Maison d’Artistes / Sony Music France).

Upcoming dates
  • 5 October | Saint-Avé (56) L’Echonova
  • 19 October | Orléans (45) L’Astrolabe (+ Motorama)
  • 20 October | Fumel (47) Pavillon 108
  • 25 October | Nancy (54) L’autre Canal
  • 26 October | Limoges (87) CCM John Lennon (+ Jeanne Added)
  • 31 October | Jurançon (64) La Ferronnerie
  • 1 November | Biarritz (64) L’Atabal (+ Jeanne Added)
  • 13 November | Paris (75) Petit Bain (+ Puts Marie)
  • 14 November | Allones (72) La Péniche Excelsior
  • 15 November | Saint-Malo (35) La Nouvelle Vague (+ Puts Marie)
  • 17 November | Brest (35) Festival Invisible – La Carène
  • 22 November | Rennes (35) L’Antipode (+ Rendez Vous / dirk.)
  • 1 December | Beauvais (54) L’Ouvre-Boîte

Soon new dates to be announced…

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Video 3 days / 15 shows - Transmusicales 2014
MellaNoiseScape 2018 - sortie album et dates concert

MellaNoisEscape first album

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Powerful, tumultuous, a roller coaster of sonic highs and vertiginous free fall.”Astonishing richness of texture matched by melodic precision.’Les Inrockuptibles
‘Explosive, incisive or just plain dark, these songs are a veritable Stendhalien crystallization.
Magic!

A music which takes us to heights and reminds us that that’s exactly where we’re supposed to be… A real experience.

À découvrir absolument

A race through space, life in your face…

Longueur d’ondes

Surely the pop-rock album of the year.

L’Humanité Dimanche

A pure marvel. Sullen but aglow.

Abus dangereux

As far away from cliché as you can get.

Mowno

Not a moment wasted, not a breath in vain, we come out of this musical experience a bit stronger, fire in the belly, wanting to change, to open up even more. Catch him on stage.

Froggy’s delight