"La Silencieuse" - Meïkhâneh

Meïkhâneh
La Silencieuse, Meïkhâneh's new album front cover
La Silencieuse, Meïkhâneh's new album cover

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  • artist:Meïkhâneh
  • featured artist:Maria Laurent, Johanni Curtet, Milad Pasta, & guests: Bijan Chemirani, Martin Coudroy, Uuganbaatar Tsend-Ochir
  • region:Bretagne
  • release year:2017
  • style(s):Fusion, World
  • country:France
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:Routes Nomades
  • label:Cas Particuliers
  • publisher:Buda Musique
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Meikhâneh’s compositions are fed by imagination, improvisation and traditional music from Europe, Mongolia and Iran. The luminous and captivating voices carry the power of East European singings, the aerial melodies of the great spaces, as well as the depth of the khöömii, Mongolian overtone singing. One can hear traveling cords recalling the steppes of Asia and Andalusia. The chiseled rhythms of percussion draw on the Persian tradition. Meïkhâneh takes us to the heart of a music without borders that caresses the soul. Its name borrowed from Persian poetry means the «House of Intoxication». We let ourselves be carried…

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. Prepared in residence at Chantier (Center for the Creation of New Traditional Music and World Music) with the artistic advice of Bijan Chemirani, Meikhâneh recorded this album at the Studio du Faune.

Medias:

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

fROOTS (UK)
★★★★★
“Hard to imagine it won't be one of my handful of favourites of the year.” - Ian Anderson

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

SONGLINES (UK)
★★★
“a rich musical journey with a soul of its own.” – Tim Cumming

WORLD LITERATURE TODAY (USA)
The Exquisite Sounds of Silence

VPRO (NL)
“Intoxicating imaginary folklore” – Charlie Crooijmans

DE SUBJECTIVISTEN (NL)
“An excellent disc that lets you speechless” – Jan Willem

TÉLÉRAMA SORTIR (FR)
“A high voice often with an angelic appearence […] which is also capable of more baroque intensity, that wanders in a mind-blowing way somewhere between the Steppes of Mongolia […] and the sides of Euphrates.” – Anne Berthod

RYTHMES CROISÉS (FR)
« La Silencieuse, c’est, peut-être, le nouveau nom de l’âme de l’auditeur quand il a écouté Meïkhâneh. » – Stéphane Fougère

Radios: BBC, PBS, WNYC, KAOS, FIP, Mundofonias, WDR, RSI

KAOS Radio – Top 10 World Music Albums

France 3 Bretagne


International distribution
France: Universal
Benelux: Xango
UK: Discovery Records
USA / Canada: MVD
Germany: Lee-Thorpe Entertainment / Membran
Spain: Connexmusica
Switzerland: Disques Office
Japan: Office Sambinha
Italy: Felmay
Austria: Gramola, Winter & co