La Blanche Alchimie
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La Blanche Alchimie

Milano, Lombardy, Italy | MAJOR

Milano, Lombardy, Italy | MAJOR
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www.lablanchealchimie.com - italian press


“An indie-intellectual duo that runs on ethereal melodies” - glamour italy


“Ethereal and hypnotic ballads, «paintings » of the existential alienation of underground sung in English, French and Italian” - mtv new generation


“Pop and intimacy are closely tied to the romantic-decadent atmospheres that does not put to rest the rock shades” - rolling stone italy


“So dark and haunting, and yet at the same time so dreamy, comforting, pop” - rockit


The album "Galactic Boredom" of the Italian group La Blanche Alchimie is made from a magic recipe, as their name draws upon, related to white alchimie, which as they say best represents the world we live in.
Despite the purity of the world they are advocating, the album Galactic Boredom is more of an omage brought to a retreat from this world to a magical one, full of fireflies, glass balls rolling on the floor, a night fire, a seashell at your ear, some scheletons dancing, a fairytale garden where you can understand the languages spoken by peacocks and ants, where there's a taint of black magic with blue eyes and blackberry lips. And everything is under the sign of a cosmic boredom, Baudlairian blues, an anguish of existance, which also gives us the title of the album.
The music is on the same page as the images: dream pop, with resonances of electro, acoustic or classic nature, having varied instrumantation, from toys that tick and mantain the rhythm to psychedelic electro sounds or ethereal ones and string instruments (piano, guitar and an austere cello).
The album is a very harmonious musical whole, and this doesn't surprise us, because La Blanche Alchimie have reached their second album (the first one was released in 2009) and both are experienced musicians: Federico Albanese plays various instruments and Jessica Einaudi, who is also the author of the lyrics, was raised in a musician family and has been training her voice since she was a young child - her father, Ludovico Einaudi, is also the producer of this last album.
If you're in the mood for a very pleasant goof-natured music inspiring the air of a secret garden where tea under the cherry tree awaits you, we recommend you listen to Galactic Boredom (the first album isn't bad either -named La Blanche Alchimie- but it's a bit different, and this new sound seems to be more suitable for them). Our favorites off this album are Black Girl, Fireflies, My Ear is a Shell and Temples Burning, on the latter one, we feel that the voice and the instrumental resembles Hooverphonic.
- muzica-metropotam Romania


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“at last something sweet and pure coming from the grey streets of milan. there is no need for other than good thinking and a splendid warm voice to make poetry”
London Uk

“I truly enjoy your music! It takes me to another place in time. Keep letting your talent change lives”
Arkansas

“decisamente un grande progetto...
siete geniali....”
Italy

“your music is fabulous”
Missouri

“La vostra musica ondeggia fra il sognante e il morboso (se ci è permesso dirlo). Ci ha molto colpiti l'uso della voce e degli archi, che puntano a creare trame tanto intriganti quanto avvolgenti”

“I like your your use of the minor keys... very elegant. nice, yet passionate vocals with subtle harmonies are well done. your piano work is quite tasteful and emotional. a real pleasure to listen to”
Pennsylvania

“molto bella ed emozionante la vostra musica. sono contento di conoscere musicisti come voi”
Italy

“very classy music”
France

“very lovely inspiring music you have.you guys are great”
California

“i suoni sono molto evocativi ed avvolgono una voce potente e dolce allo stesso tempo”
Italy

“vedo la forza”
Italy

“musica raffinata, complimenti!”
Italy

“complimenti per la vostra musica siete davvero bravi!!!”
Italy

“belle atmosfere...misteriose alchimie...”
Italy
“poche parole. pura passione sospirata, sintesi perfetta.”
Italy

“Wonderful music... Magic, surrealistic...”
Yugoslavia

“bellissimi i vostri pezzi,grandissima voce”
Italy

“Very beautiful sounds, great piano bits especially!”
Arizona

“splendide ambientazioni poi la voce è davvero bella”
Italy

“you are a great of artist!”
China

“Your songs make me heal.”
Japan

“What a splendid music!”
Japan

“beautiful voice and good acoustic! "Lullaby" is wonderful song”
Japan

“Quelle jolie musique rêveuse! C'est comme un voyage immobile!...”
France

“Belle canzoni, emozionanti. Bella vena compositiva e bella interpretazione.”
Italy

“Wao really great you guys are...!”
Japan

“Stunning music. A joy.”
Uk

“nice music…awesome !!”
Japan

“very nice music I spent a great moment.”
France

“la vostra musica è davvero bellissima, sembra davvero di ritrovarsi in un altro luogo, in un altro tempo..”
Italy


“Bella la voce, i suoni, sembra quell'atmosfera 'poetica' dei migliori film interpretati da Daniel Auteuil, vi immagino anche in quelli di Truffaut...”
Italy
“che bella la vostra musica..mi piace un sacco!!”
Italy

“Très belle voix et très bons morceaux.”
France

“music is superb”
Uk

“Your music is very beautiful.”
Michigan

“good band very good muzik”
Belgium

“I like your tastes. I like your style.”
Belgium

“decisamente una bella alchimia”
Italy

“se qualcosa mi piace veramente. voi mi piacete sul serio, la vostra musica è particolare e bellissima. siete una piacevole sorpresa.”
Italy

“L'alchimia è pienamente riuscita”
Italy

“troppo bello aver scoperto le vostre mescolanze...”
Italy

“Great stuff”
New York

“Lovely music - it's a joy listening to it”
Japan

“I love that style of music”
Switzerland

“Voce originale che porta un respiro d'aria nuova”
Italy

“bella musica ed una voce stupenda”
Italy

“absolutely beautiful songs. very tasteful and well done!!”
Finland

“buena voz y los intrumentos suenan bien”
Spain

“Its so good to know that there is still those dedicated to the craft of intelligent songwriting that still has a pulse.”
Illinois

“I like your music very much. Very beautiful and interresting. Music that you can listen to over and over again.”
Sweden

“Fantastisk flott.”
Norway

“molto belli i suoni.. bel progetto”
Italy

“Davvero bella la vostra arte”
Italy

“Davvero stupendo”
Italy

“bella la musica, splendidi gli arrangiamenti,poetica la voce...”
Italy

“Bellissime parole”
Italy

“Great songs and lyrics”
Iceland

“Beautiful music, amazing voice!”
Hungary

“Great to discover you! Nice sound!”
Brazil

“I like your music, it really is good!”
Finland

“You two.. stars above us”
Finland

“You write wonderful music.”
Virginia

“Sono rimasto folgorato dalla vostra musica,cosi intima,suadente..Rarefatta ecco,non so neanke io perche' la definisco cosi!!”
Italy

“Dreamy sound.”
Latvia

“your music is cool”
Canada

“It's great to hear such "rocking" acoustic songs. Very physical and expressive music”
Uk

“melodie fluide.. voce sensuale ed accattivante..”
Italy

“I DO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS AND MUSIC.YOUR WORLD.....”
France

“Siete uova al chiar di luna siete bianchi come neve in mezzo al mare.”
Italy

“..assolutamente delicati...”
Italy

“I like your voice a lot, it is startling.”
Canada

“It is great pleasure to know your sound. Your music has true and sincere feelings, lovely melodies and seducing atmospheres. It is not a copy, it is something new and very beautiful.”
Brazil

“superbe..”
France

“..great sound. I like it!”
Germany

“Una contaminazione triste e sensuale.”
France

“Evocativi e raffinati..”
Italy

“molto caratteristiche le vostre canzoni...ricche di sfaccettature ke le rendono cariche di emozioni..”
Italy

“Your songs are very good, great voice, great lyrics, and I like the style.”
France

“..gran classe..”
Italy

“BEAUTIFUL, JUST BEAUTIFUL,your voice is so clear and beautiful.like hearing an angel sing!”
California

“la vostra musica è... semplicemente fantastica...”
Italy

“un emozione concreta che mi entusiasma senza rimedio! Fantastici!!!”
Italy

“la vostra musica è molto coinvolgente e poi la voce di Jessica ti arriva in un modo incredibile.”
Italy

“you are the greatest!”
Canada

“It sounds great!”
Ireland

“Bellissimo sound!...aggressivo ipnotico e sensuale...”
Italy


“you're definetely a great couple!”
Uk

“sweet music”
Urugay














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Discography

"La Blanche Alchimie"
Released June 2009
(Ponderosa/Edel)

"Galactic Boredom"
Released January 2011
(Ponderosa/Universal)

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Bio


La Blanche Alchimie are Federico Albanese and Jessica Einaudi, both from Milan but with very different musical backgrounds. Federico, from rock, plays a variety of instruments (piano, electric bass, clarinet and guitar); Jessica is the duo's classically trained lead singer and lyricist. Both compose the music.

They’ve been musical ‘team mates’ since 2007 when they discovered a common set of musical passions and influences.

“’La Blanche Alchimie’” they say “is a name that encapsulates our musical world. Alchemy is a concept which has obsessed us since the very first song we wrote together (‘Sacred Alchemy’) and all our music is a blending, of different languages (English, French, Italian) and sonorities (classical, indie, psychedelic, folk…). White is a colour that traditionally symbolises purity, and purity of expression is something we also constantly strive for in our work.”

Their self-titled debut album, released by Ponderosa Music & Art in 2009, is an evocative nine-song collection conjuring a vision of cinematic atmospheres, ethereal ballads and existential metropolitan ‘frescos’.

Critical response was extremely positive with dozens of articles and reviews in the Italian music press (Rolling Stone, Rockerilla, Rumore, Jam, Rockstar, Il Mucchio, Blow Up, Ritual) and national press (Il Corriere della Sera, la Repubblica).

Equally strong on stage their first tour comprised sixty concerts between 2009 and 2010, taking in Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany. In October 2010 they traveled to the USA for MTV’s ‘Hitweek’, a showcase of contemporary Italian music with concerts filmed in New York and Los Angeles.

The duo’s second album ‘Galactic Boredom’ (also on Ponderosa Music & Art with distribution by Universal) was released in January 2011 to similar critical acclaim. Developing and deepening the artistic personality of their debut the release is also notable in being produced by Ludovico Einaudi, the eminent contemporary composer and pianist.

Five months of similarly intense touring followed which will continue in the Autumn when La Blanche Alchimie will be the opening act for Blonde Redhead’s Italian tour 2011.