“The city is an untamed beast, and we are creating it one cell at a time” – Mischa Blanos
Attuning between two music worlds, clubbing and concert halls, Mischa Blanos is set to instill his own view on the well sought-after alliance between classical and electronic music.
Renowned as an exhilarating solo live performer, Mischa Blanos makes the piano his own on his second album “City Jungle”, using it as rhythmic element, organic groove or drowned in noise, perfectly interplaying with free flowing, polyrhythmic percussion and morphing synths, to create his own unique musical force.
From his early education through the release of two EPs, ‘Second Nature´ (2018) and ‘Indoors´ (2019), to the creation of City Jungle, Blanos has lived in various cities around the world and travelled through many others. Each city held “a unique atmosphere and pressure” as Blanos describes it, “each of them with new rules to follow and different rhythms to attune to.”
Sometimes traveling alone, Mischa Blanos was able to dissolve into the crowd – to be an outsider exploring the depths of the huge, pulsing city organism. Often he was traveling with fellow countrymen Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia, performing as one third of the influential ‘Ro-minimal’ techno outfit Amorf, bringing his unique groove and musicality to their live shows at the world’s most famous clubs such as Fabric, Rex Club, The Block, Gazgolder and festivals such as ADE, Caprice and Sunwaves. Taking in new musical and social influences, a new part of the artist within Blanos was growing: the need not just to perform on the piano, but to finally make it his own.
We travel with Blanos from interconnectivity, globalism, humanity – all the way to isolation, reflection, emptiness and bliss. City Jungle is an extensive exploration of all aspects of the modern age, but it is also a very personal one, conceived because the artist was forced to stand still and come face to face with himself. The result is, as always with Blanos, truly unique.