FRENCH AMBIENT PRODUCER MALIBU’S DEBUT EP ONE LIFE DUE NOVEMBER 1 ON UNO NYC/JOYFUL NOISE
PREMIERES NEW SONG “TILTING ON WINDMILLS” VIA GORILLA VS. BEAR
PERFORMING AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE IN LONDON ON NOVEMBER 3
“Malibu’s music takes me places no other music has. Through samples, effects, piano tinkles, and her incredible voice…she takes you by the proverbial hand into the cosmos…inimitable, transportive, spellbindingly gorgeous.”
Emerging French producer and vocalist Malibu’s debut EP, One Life, is due November 1 on UNO NYC (Arca, Ian Isiah, Fatima Al Qadiri) and Joyful Noise’s White Label series. One Life is inspired by scenes from Malibu’s favorite films and features cellist Oliver Coates and Florian Le Prisé—pre-order here.
The first single from the project, “Tilting On Windmills” premieres today on Gorilla vs. Bear, who proclaim the song, “an immersive, meditative dream that takes your breath away”—listen here.
One Life is Malibu’s first project since appearing on PAN’s 2017 critically acclaimed Mono No Aware compilation. Her contribution garnered widespread praise with Pitchfork proclaiming, “[Malibu] shifts between glowing drones, crunching footsteps, and a voice, soft and even, that sounds like it’s coming from someone under hypnosis,” while Crack Magazine calls it, “celestial.”
Additionally, Malibu is set to perform on November 3 at London’s Southbank Centre as part of their Deep Minimalism series—more info and tickets here.
Malibu is 24-year-old Barbara Braccini. Born and raised in Pau, France, Malibu spent her formative years studying music theory and piano at conservatory, while also learning from her father who is a jazz pianist and oceanologist. Following a brief period living in Angola, Malibu returned to France for boarding school as a teen where she fell in love with 90’s synths and electronic dance music, eventually teaching herself to compose music with a midi keyboard and gear loaned from her dad. A lover of melody and reverb, Malibu’s music is an intimate expression created from strings, sampling and her own vocals. Malibu also hosts a monthly mix series, United in Flames, on Montreal’s n10.as.
|MALIBU—ONE LIFE TRACKLIST
1. Nana (Like A Star Made For Me)
2. Tilting On Windmills
4. Lost At Sea
5. One Life