Melopomene' is a ballad of astonishing quality. Named after a Greek Muse and taken from his forthcoming album 'Tragicomedies', it sees his vision in full flight. The song works a wonderful alchemy with acoustic instrumentation and dramatic suture-like edits with a gauzy side-compressed production, over which a tempered tale of love lost unravels among Rudi's fragile harmonies. The track builds to a middle passage, as piano and accordion duel with a beautiful grace in an almost neo-classical passage before the penny drops on the outro and the sadness hinted at before dramatically plays out in the song's chorus.
'Arrows' on the B-side, plays out a near-death scenario over tense, repetitive synth stabs with claps, melody and harmonies that recall Frank Zappa's acid doo-wop, before the track breaks and fades out with the strains of a nervous string quartet.
'Melpomene' is just a taste from Rudi Zygadlo's forthcoming album 'Tragicomedies' and it has already had airplay on Radio 1 and comes with an utterly gorgeous video by respected photographer and artist Nick Rutter.