Nonesuch Records has just released the debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon. The two have been performing for several years, including a brief US tour this fall and an ongoing European tour, with Mehldau playing Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects, as they are on the record. Mehliana comprises 12 original tunes—six written by the duo and six written by Mehldau—and was engineered and mixed by Greg Koller (Jon Brion, Kanye West). Both Mehldau and Guiliana have extensively toured the world with previous projects. Mehldau was the front man of The Brad Mehldau Trio while Guiliana started the band HEERNT. While Mehldau and Guiliana‘s previous work is associated more with jazz, Taming the Dragon takes on a much more electronic feel, giving these genre crossing musicians a very special debut.
RIYL: Flying Lotus, Jon Brion, sci-fi soundtracks, Herbie Hancock, Prefuse 73, Dam-Funk
Recommended Tracks: Track #3 “You Can’t Go Back Now”, track #7 “Hungry Ghost”, track #9 “Just Call Me Nige”, track #10 “Sassyassed Sassafrass”, track #11 “Swimming”)
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FCC Warning on Track #1 “Taming The Dragon”