For decades Brambus has always had an open ear for something new, unique and special ! The newest addition to the label fits perfectly within this concept:
MALENCO presents its 3rd album as a debut work at Brambus. Welcome !
That's Roots sound. At BRAMBUS songs are released on the edge between danceable blues, old folk and dark country.
The Rhaetian Singer-Songwriter MALENCO digs through to the cradle of Historic American Music.
The music sounds rough and unpolished - the songs are carved in stone or tanned in leather (One woman Man, My own free will). The percussive elements were mostly performed on the own guitar suitcase, glass bottles and local granite stones - or old, sunburned planks were used as drums.
MALENCO has always had a very fine sense for delightful melodies, especially accentuated in the Folk-Songs (Face to face with a bear, King without a crown).
Everything is unfiltered, warm and straight. This astonishes all the more, as none other than Sandro Dietrich (SWISS Music Award winner 2018) of the Klangstark-Studios in Chur is responsible for the production as a proven Pop-Producer. The collaboration is unusual, but turned out to be a win-win situation for both parties. Dietrich’s statement: "Working with MALENCO has broadened my musical horizons. He writes honest songs in wonderful harmonies and brings the whole thing over uncompromisingly with corners and edges."
What MALENCO has always characterized is also omnipresent in "Berries for the Old Town": The joy of playing shown in every single song. You hear this irrepressible will to go your own way in every tone on the album. By the way, this is also noticeable in all concerts – mostly just armed with an acoustic guitar and harmonica.
Yes, it has “potential single hits” on the album. But they are produced as if they never want to go into permanent loop of steadly repeating radio songs. MALENCO was once said to write the best songs never played on the radio. It seems to be he also does it on "Berries for the Old Town" again and again.