Indoors”, despite the title, is an album to listen outdoors because it embraces all our visceral feelings that life pushes us towards to. In every track, different layers of melodies embark us on journeys that define the rhythm of a day of each one of us. From sunrise to sunset, every second, every moment, every fraction in Mischa Blanos’ music finds an answer or a beat that can describe it. Exploring our scattered and frenetic era is a tough task, but yet, even though his young age, Mischa finds himself comfortable in directing us in this hectic composition that is life. “Chatting In 21st Century”, based on Bach, questions our ability to connect without words but with images and icons. “Am Wired” tries to pierce the bubble of glass behind our phones and their cameras, in which we hide in a vertiginous abyss. “Habits” is a melancholic ballad of all the regrets and the “what if” that we left behind us.
But as in 24 hours, there is light and there is darkness, “Indoors”, in the same way, also reminds us of our humanity and its tender beautiful fragility as in the after-love of “Two Sugar Cubes” or in the melodic piano “Forebodings”, both tracks that leave us with a sense of peaceful restored faith and desire to experience life. A desire that drags us until the last bits of a sunrise either in solitude as in “Pillow Talk” or in a party on Hamburg rooftops’ as in “Hammock On The Roof”. Purchase
September 20, 2019