The Book of Melancholia is the second album by Mi Cosa de Resistance (aka Fernando Perales, Buenos Aires, Argentina) alongside The Melancholic Ladies Orchestra (aka Catherine C. (Australia), Margaret C. (Ireland) and Veronica C. (Canada).
Formed in 2015 The Melancholic Ladies Orchestra is a very peculiar transcontinental collaborative project. The members of the group barely know each other and they have never been in the same city, continent o recording studio and it is almost impossible to track their activities, which remain basically as a private and secret musical practice based on a restrictive set of rules. Although they might seem as a gloomy and rare trio of women, they consider themselves as 'the spice girls in reverse', a definition that I never wanted to explore more deeply.
This album has been produced collectively, tailored with tiny and rusty samples within a really short period of time (those were 2 of the rules) during the last month and it is the very first of a fruitful musical exchange between MCR and TMLO
released July 25, 2019
All music by The Melancholic Ladies Orchestra: Catherine C., Margaret C. and Veronica and Mi Cosa de Resistance: Fernando Perales
Art work and liner notes by: Fernando Perales
Mixing and mastering at Le Silence Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Fernando Perales.
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*The sparse tones and harmonies here are just so delicate with a sense of depth or distance (mix) that I get pulled in every time... A truly a wonderous "ambient" work... Bravo Will!
(a slight hint of comparison, Eno's Neroli. Its the vibe) Δαβίδ