Rachelle Garniez | Melusine Years

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Melusine Years

by Rachelle Garniez

Lyrical and luscious; Pre-post-apocalyptic ballads and sentimental sea-shantys featuring tales of wayward girls, rising waters and the decline and fall of western civilization.
Genre: Pop: Pop Underground
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1. After The After Party
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2. Tourmaline
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3. Back In The Day
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4. Blue Blue Grass Of Home
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5. Shoemaker's Children
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6. Bed Of Cherries
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7. Mama's Got A Brand New Baby
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8. People Like You
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9. Pre-Post Apocalypse
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10. Hello Cruel World
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11. The Best Revenge
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12. Red Red Nose
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Album Notes
Rachelle Garniez is a native of NYC who has earned the title "Diva with a Difference".

This collection of songs successfully captures the nuance and range of Rachelle's unusual vocal performance style and features her playing the piano and other instruments as well as her trademark accordion. She is accompanied by the acclaimed musicians Matt Munisteri, (guitars, banjo, and cuatro) and Dave Hofstra (bass and tuba).

"...Romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious" The New York Times
"...A certified free spirit...with a richly compelling voice and a wild imagination" The New Yorker
"...one of the greatest songwriters of our time.." The New York Press


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Weathered Pearls
Like a string of gramma's pearls you found under a pile of faded lace in the attic, the luster of these songs glows gently like memories flickering in candelight. Humor, melancholy and charm blend easily and effortlessly into a haunting opus. So thoughtful, so endearing. With not one note out of place, be it piano, xylophone, whale or tuba, this very original set flows like a lazy southern river past Mark Twain's mansion, thru the Sad Cafe, and right into the East Village. Destined for masterpiece status: the exquisite opener "after the after party", the heartbreaker "back in the day" and the brilliant "the best revenge." Bravo.


Good listen
Is it me or is Rachelle starting to sound like a female Randy Newman? In a good way! Tourmaline, Back In The day, People Like You are my favorites and yet I still really like the rest, there is only 2 songs I skip. Thats a great record in my book.

Stan Dunton

Melusine Years
First saw Rachelle on TED.com. Was so impressed I bought two of her albums. Let me know if she tours to Australia

Barnett Berger

Melusine Years
Don`t really know how to rate musical efforts using stars,but I must say this record is topnotch in terms of communication,arrngement,and sound.

Steve Gulsvig

I was first introduced to Rachelle's music at the TED2008 conference when she was playing as part of Thomas Dolby's "house band" and I have been hooked ever since. She has huge tonal range with her voice , and her moods swing from soulful to satirical. She really hooked me with Pre-Post Apocalypse.