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Melody Cycle

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Melody Cycle
Melody Cycle


Jack and The' , a sunny, Gallic-flavoured Orchestral pop outfit from Scotland is the musical project of Julien Lonchamp, a Frenchman-in-exile (for some years now, in Edinburgh) whose music combines catchy melodies with complex orchestrations and cascading harmonies, in the great tradition of the orchestral pop of the 60s and beyond. The story behind Melody Cycle is one of great determination and patience with the album taking four years of painstaking work to produce. Written and recorded in Edinburgh, Dublin and Nancy (France) over two years, it features no less than 18 musicians, including a brass quintet and the 7-piece Apostrophe Ensemble. Needless to say clarinet, trombone, vibraphone, cello all feature but also, banjo, sitar and many other instruments as the band goes full circle from pop to chamber music to jazz. "... a sunny escape, an oasis of happiness, a celebration of music so joyful that it is impossible to resist its infectious melodies" - Popnews (FR) "... invokes the entire High Llamas oeuvre, The Divine Comedy, McCartney's first solo records and makes you wish Dennis Wilson had made more music on his own" - FATEA "... building a wonderfully odd umbrella all of their very own out of extended whistling solos and songs about buses, puppeteers and Norwegian lakes" - Danny Charlton, Amazing Radio "... glorious harmonies, good Beatles-ish keyboards, McCartney-esque vocals and feelgood sensibility" - Hotpress (ROI)


  1. Name
  2. Paper Dance #2
  3. Talking Loud
  4. Little Things
  5. I Think I'm Dancing
  6. Chicory Salad
  7. Dinner At The Andersons'
  8. Saharian Sands
  9. Le Cygne Aux Yeux Bleus
  10. Interlude
  11. A Few Facts
  12. Melody Cycle #1
  13. The Secret Part of Town
  14. Entropy and Me
  15. Snowy Days
  16. Countryside
  17. The Duchess' Latest Whim
  18. Days on the Run
  19. Minimalist Life
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