Cayetano’s «Melanie» is a fiction character, starring in an imaginary film. The sound refers to the 70’s progressive rock days and it was produced on an analog 70’s concept. This project is a combination of live percussion, voices, orchestral instruments and sounds recorded in China, Maldives, Greece, Romania and U.S.
In total, 26 people contributed to the making of «Melanie», the most ambitious, authentic, and artistic album ever produced by Cayetano.
1975. There is this ancient tale about love, but not just any love…True Love, love that can only be found at the edges of this Earth. The legend has it this tale was the last thing He whispered in her ears. Mesmerised, Melanie set out to find Him again. Undeterred by warnings, cautions and pleas from voices unseen, she ploughed on regardless. Through winding rivers and dark forests, on top of snowy mountains and amidst desert valleys, Melanie finally reached The End. Standing above the Edge, she looked in daze; there was nothing to be found. Mute in despair, she jumped inside a void of emotions. «It must be here», her voice echoed as she kept falling deeper and deeper in His True Love…
The album contains a .pdf file with lyrics, credits and poster.
Released December 3, 2018
Giorgos “Cayetano” Bratanis: synthesizers, piano, el. bass, percussion, mellotron, rhodes Tasos Peltekis: classic and acoustic guitar Alex Papoulidis: el. guitar Yannis Parzialakos: el. bass Dimitris Tselios: flute, oboe, saxophone, recorder Thomas Kostoulas: drums Georges Perin: vocals Alexandra Sieti: vocals Themis Veleni: vocals Jeff Gonzales (aka BNC): vocals Xiu Ling: mallets Lio Zeng: guzheng Ralu Popa: double bass Irina Kovac: cello Miruna Simion: viola Veronica Simion: viola Veronica Bucur: violin Attila Tudor: violin Costin Gheorghe: trombone Ionut Matel: trombone Andrei Stoian: horn Ana Vasile: trumpetAll music written, arranged and produced by Cayetano.
Recordings took place in Thessaloniki – Greece, Shenzhen – China, Las Vegas – USA, Bucharest – Romania and Laamu Atoll – Maldives. Lyrics written by Panagiotis Skraparlis («Making The Distance» & «My Job Is Done»), Jeff Gonzales (“Looking For Love”), Georges Perin («Keep Me On») and Themis Veleni («Je Suis Parée»)Mastered at Sweetspot Studio Productions, Athens, Greece.«Melanie» model: Eleftheria Stamou / Photos by: Christos Kalaitzis.
Artwork by Tsoup Ziggy.Copyright & Publishing: High Hop Records / 2018 – All Rights Reserved