Mumbo Jumbo by Melatonin

Onirism, imaginary colours and blurred landscapes : Melatonin’s music is an invitation to take part in dreams and nightmares alike. With influences drawing from Radiohead’s Kid A to the somber subtleties of painter Odilon Redon and a rich synthesis of independent genres (folk, electronic, rock, ambient), their music is always subtle and personal, delivering songs that make you sink into a twinkling night – and transcend the fear of darkness.

Melatonin gave their first concert on Valentine’s day, year 2017, where they also released their first homemade demo CD, Magnificat. After more than 50 concerts in France for the Magnificat Tour, they took some time off in the studio to prepare their first proper release. They came back with an EP released in October 2019 named Departures, mixed by Jean-Paul Gonnod (Phoenix, Etienne Daho) and mastered by Matt Colton (Thom Yorke, James Blake, Coldplay), accompanied by a music video for the track Animal, directed by Temple Cache (La Chica, Other Lives). On this record, Melatonin chose to explore their darkest and most cinematographic side. The seven tracks are infused with electronica (Thom Yorke, Son Lux, Jon Hopkins), but without drawing away their cherished folk/rock impulses (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, The National).

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