Melentini & the Running Blue Orchestra Showcase
Melentini is a Greek musician, singer/songwriter & performer living in Berlin. Since 2013 she has been performing as a solo artist or with her band , the Running Blue Orchestra in selected festivals and headline concerts. Her latest Lp ZRSHA;FUNDUS UTERUS was released in 2018 with music producer Richard König and was considered in the lists with best albums of ’18. The unique cover case of her CD album, designed by Alexandra Alexandridou was distinguished and featured in Packaging of the world online magazine. For the official video of her song Asana /metamorphosis she collaborated with the film production 6th finger studio under the artistic direction of Evelyn Bencicova. The video was nominated at the Berlin Music Video awards, at Render:the Vancouver International Music video awards, Hollywood Women’s Film Festival, and won the prize for best music video at Global Film festival awards in L.A. She performed her new album with her band in Greece, Germany, Poland and at LINECHECK Festival in Milan. Melentini has created numerous soundtracks and songs for films such as the soundtrack for the feature film Afterlov /Αφτερλωβ (awarded in international film festivals of Locarno, Thessaloniki and Mons) directed by Stergios Paschos. Her collaboration with the producers the Blue Square for the track Nightkisser in 2014 became a radio hit . Furthermore she worked with legendary producer Steve Jansen (Japan, Nine Horses) on his personal album, Tender Extinction, for which Melentini wrote the lyrics and recorded vocals and trumpets for the song Sadness and also in his 2017 album the Extinct Suite. Her previous solo releases include the 2016 EP Λεωφόρος Εφιαλτών /Leoforos Efialton, an independent work in Greek self-released . Her 2013 album Explosions Around, The Desert inside ‘ was released on CD and vinyl receiving enthousiastic reviews and was selected by journalists in the best 10 Greek albums of the year. Her song “gone are the days” was selected among best songs from around the world for March 2013 by the Guardian.uk. She is the co founder of the independent electronic collective Sequence Theory project who have released 3 digital albums. As a singer and trumpet player she has collaborated with various significant artists through the years. Her songwriting is influenced by a variety of musical genres, including nu jazz, avant-pop, ambient and electronic music. She has been characterized as a unique case of musical phenomenon due to her unusual voice and exceptional songwriting according to critics.