Monsieur MÂLÂ: Cor Anglais in E Minor (op. 3)
GroundUP Music shared this incredible new video the other day, and I’m hooked.
Monsieur MÂLÂ features Swaeli Mbappé on bass, Nicholas Vella on keys, Robin Antunes on violin, strings, and mandolin, Balthazar Naturel on English horn, oboe, and bass clarinet, and Mathieu Edwards on drums. In this clip, the band is joined by special guests Antoine Naturel and Xiaomo Zhang on harpsichord.
“The 5 musicians update the fusion tradition for the 21st century, with the emphasis on collective endeavor rather than individual prowess,” GroundUP shared. “On their debut album planned for next year, the music is carefully crafted, combining subtlety and colour with the band’s trademark rhythmic drive and irresistible groove power.”