BEAUTY IN EVERYDAY THINGS
"This album is the album I've been wanting- to make for the last four years," says Marc Bianchi, sounding resonantly relieved and content. His latest, Manic Expressive (Tiger Style), is an absolute, stop-dead-in-your-dirt stunner and he's beaming like a new dad. For somebody who, in the past, has been pegged as self-indulgent, Bianchi is downright jovial.
"We [Bianchi and longtime partner/collaborator, the uni-named Keely] got to go to Europe a couple of times, and it opened up my eyes to something as simple as the human experience of living... the beauty in everyday things." He explains, before adding," This record seems to be a collaboration between my little world and the rest of the world out there."
Manic Expressive opens with the title track, a lamenting string quartet (pre-programmed, thank you) vast and deep in sadness that manages to conjure up the same cold loss as Joy Division's "Atmosphere." ("I saturated myself in a lot of classical music just to get a feeling of how it works... a lot of Debussy, some Stravinsky," Bianchi confesses.)