Melantónia è un collettivo di artisti impegnati nell’ambito delle arti sonore e visive adattate alla musica ambient e sperimentale. Provenienti da diversi background artistici, i suoi membri rincorrono l’obiettivo comune di creare inusuali paesaggi sonori attraverso la sperimentazione con strumenti acustici, elettroacustici ed elettronici. Lo show per Fango Radio permette ai suoi partecipanti di esprimere il risultato di una meticolosa ricerca musicale che mette al servizio dell’ascoltatore nuove esperienze uditive.
Melantónia is a collective of artists working in the field of sound and visual arts adapted to ambient and experimental music. Coming from different artistic backgrounds, its members pursue the common goal of creating unusual soundscapes through experimentation with acoustic, electroacoustic and electronic instruments. The Fango Radio show allows its participants to express the result of a meticulous musical research that puts at the service of the listener new auditory experiences.The curator of Melantónia, Hanna Maria is a feminist researcher, artist and performer, currently involved in the development of exhibitions and performances in relation to experimental electronic music, as well as in her PhD on the importance and care of the construction of masculinity in contemporary society.
Artworks by Alessandro Burelli.
La curatrice di Melantónia, Hanna Maria é una ricercatrice femminista, artista e performer, attualmente impegnata nella creazione di mostre ed esibizioni in correlazione con la musica elettronica sperimentale, nonché nel suo dottorato di ricerca sull’importanza e la cura della costruzione della mascolinità nella società contemporanea.
The curator of Melantónia, Hanna Maria is a feminist researcher, artist and performer, currently involved in the development of exhibitions and performances in relation to experimental electronic music, as well as in her PhD on the importance and care of the construction of masculinity in contemporary society.
With the June episode we are pleased to present a mix of experimental music, soundart and a lot of ambient music that brings back the past and future sounds of our project. Syntax Erika is a synthesist who works in contemporary electronic sound patterns. She is currently exploring the strata of sound, the artifacts of sound that become self-expression experiments. Her work is an hybrid between natural sounds and synthetic noises. She is incorporating elements of dark ambient, field recordings, industrial strength drones, art-techno, noise, and synth experimentation into her work.
- Psychic TV – Botanica
- Jasmine Guffond – RR Variation
- Pauline Anna Storm – Temple Gardens at Midnight
- Bohdan Mazurek – Bozzetti
- Ormr – Go Out
- ANN – Orange
- D-A – ETT
- Syntax Erika – Sans En Altérer La Nature [unreleased]
- Psychic TV – Silver and Gold
- Klara Lewis – Too
- Camilla Pisani – If you can’t stay alone, it's because you’re empty
- Pauline Oliveros – Bye bye butterfly
One year after the first Melantónia show on Fango Radio and a few months after his appearance on MEL001, Marco Ragni is back to celebrate our collaboration with an incredible mix of old and new school chilling music. As one half of the Plants Army Revolver duo, part of our collective, resident at Melantónia and Italian club Serendipity, Marco Ragni is a collector and maniacal hunter of classy and rare records. The palette of his contribution to the show ranges from ambient to downtempo, passing through dub and ethnic territories, shaping the sound influences of the „Melantónia x Fango radio“ series with this intriguing journey.
Next mix for the series broadcasted from the Tuscan Fango Radio is made by the Berlin-based field recordist, composer, filmmaker, visual artist and Melantónia's collaboration partner Pablo Diserens. Blending a rich variety of located sounds with texts, analog photographs and video, Diserens' work brings the bio- and geological features of the explored environments to the foreground. They also compose electroacoustic sound pieces by fusing and altering an array of found sounds, objects and self-made instruments. Since its foundation, Pablo takes care of all artworks of Melantónia's record releases.
Marco aka Ocram Orchestra based in Taipei has been exploring the lines between house and ambient since 2013. Together with Move D and Initials B.B., he released tracks under the name L’Amour Fou on Smallville Records from Hamburg, Germany. In 2020 his first album was released on Huinali Recordings called Music From Different Places. Ocram Orchestra loves capturing the sound of his surroundings and incorporating them into his music.
Our mix series for Fango Radio is back too in this new year. Hogeko started her career in 2017 as a DJ in Osaka, Japan. She brings a fresh, new way of delivering techno music that is innovative and mesmerizing, that will surely give any techno enthusiast an experience they will never forget. She started producing in 2018 and published her own ’’KAKUSE EP’’ at Betrieb Records. In the next breath, she published ‘’KAMIHITOE EP’’ at DREIZEHIN SCHALLPLATTEN.
For the last appointment of "Melantónia x Fango Radio" in 2020 we are pleased to release a recording of Lara Palmer's DJset on 4 July 2020 at Blå in Oslo. The event was one of the few that took place during the pandemic. Follow the link to read more about the event and its circumstances: mnmt.no/magazine/2020/07/29/p…-during-the-pandemic/ Lara Palmer's sound oscillates somewhere between experimental and dreamy atmospheres, dark, hypnotic grooves, and straightforward techno. She has brought her selections to clubs in Germany and Norway, and in February 2020 she debuted at Tresor in Berlin. Lara is also a writer and resident for the Oslo-based techno music platform, community, and event series Monument.
After her djset at Melantónia's first open air in collaboration with Rooms of Kairos in Berlin last summer, the Berlin based DJ/producer and founder of Human Lessons contributes to the project with this meditative and regenerative mix. Music has always been a huge part of Emika Elena's life, ever since she started playing piano in her family home at the age of 4, but it was the discovery of techno in her early teens that led her to become a DJ. Her trademark sound is often described as "hypnotic darkness" which intersects expressions of ambient, experimental, and techno in her mixes. She is breaking out of standards and creating a new feeling of deepness and true creativity. You can hear her authenticity carrying you to the spheres of your inner soul.
For our October show on Fango Radio we're glad to have a special live edition from the flutist, composer and performer TVS aka Teresa Virginia Salis. TVS is a musical project born in 2018 to create an interaction between traditional instruments and electronic music, through live performances and compositions. After a classical music education, she started to work with contemporary music, interaction with electronic music, instrumental improvisation, creation of sound environments for literary readings, soundtracks and projects involving interaction between various disciplines of art. Her music combines experimental, atmospheric and synthetic sounds in a Dark Ambient sonority with touches of Deep Techno.
cplt is a music producer, sound artist and sound designer currently based in Berlin. His works are curiosity driven investigations of the sonic world, usually between the connotations of Ambient, Drone, found sound and broken beat. He is the perfect candidate for our next Episode on Fango Radio and this will certainly not be the last collaboration between the Italian artist and the collective. Stay tuned.
For the August episode of the show on Fango Radio, Melantónia welcomes Simone Bauer. He is a dj and electronic music producer born in Terni, a city located in central Italy. Inspired by the landscape of Umbria, Simone transmits with his music a call to the ancient, mysticism and deep communion with Nature. Simone's sound sends us on a sweet and peaceful summer holiday.
The Ambient Collective Berlin
‘The Ambient project’ is a new adventure led by young people sharing a common passion and love for Ambient music. Based in Berlin, our Collective organizes public and private events with the desire to create a new opportunity for people to gather and share their common passion for Ambient and experimental sounds. Dj and live sets from local and international artists will lead your experience, in a space thought for you to benefit as much as possible from this type of music. TACB provides us with a sequence of music mixed by Spleens Desire.
For this months episode for Fango Radio, Melantónia is pleased to present Toshiki Shimada from the Berlin based collective, Dry Agency. He chooses to play tracks which differ in style but he has consistent fashion in detail and the core - psychedelic and hypnotic sounds which are cultivated in the fertile club culture in Japan. His play focuses on creating tension and releasing energy through creating layers. In March of this year began his series of listening session at "Motif Wein" in Berlin Neukölln, dedicated to ambient music up to spacy jazz. Thank you for your nicely wide sounding Electronica selection and this excellent mix.
Mattia Onori is a berlin-based audio engineer, sound designer for motion pictures, electronic music composer and sound artist. He is constantly searching for new ways to express himself through sound. He rejects classical music composition and even went through the study of sound engineering only to break the learned rules. From his obsession for analog gear and modular synthesis come his eclectic works as HRNR. Besides mixes of diﬀerent ambient and techno nuances, he designs drony panoramas where noisy inﬂuences are poised between a natural analog sound and a cumbersome one, featuring the unique soundscapes of his experimental electronics.
Plants Army Revolver
Plants Army Revolver is the duo formed by Marco Ragni and Valentin Birgan. PAR's sound is a constant balance between ambient and techno music, with tribal and hypnotic features, always pursuing musical investigation, research and experimentation through the use of modular synths and drum machines.
For the first Melantónia show on Fango Radio, they please us with a special ambient selection.