Mischa Blanos New EP “Steppe”
Companion EP of five tracks of Mischa Blanos’ last album, “Steppe EP” brings back to light
one of the flagship tracks of “City Jungle”, gathers alternative versions, unreleased and
remixes for a short journey of 25 minutes, no less essential, to the lovers of wandering
pianos, and chiaroscuro atmosphere.
For centuries, and long before the advent of Western Europe, the steppes were the
linchpins of huge empires that used their warlike nomadic tribes to ensure the spread of
precious goods, new religions and their revolts. One feels this same underlying “tension”
when listening to “Steppe”. Mischa Blanos, draws there a sound landscape where the
beauty of the notes of the piano merges with a shady unknown.
Then comes a remix by Mischa’s Amorf-partner Cristi Cons, who carves out the dancing core
of Innervision and surrounds it with warm, pulsating drums, a journey between Drexciyan
electro and Detroit Techno. On “Silicon Road” and “Innervision”, delivered this time in their
beatless versions, Mischa demonstrates that his compositions can be enjoyed just as much
in their most naked shape. “As Long as we Breath”, a totally unreleased track taken from
the recording sessions of “City Jungle” projects the same mysterious and impenetrable luminosity on the conclusion of this EP.