Medejin – “The Garden”

“The Garden”

Hailing from the vibrant musical scene of Seattle, Medejin emerges as an artistic virtuoso, conjuring a mesmerizing sonic landscape that effortlessly melds elements of dreamwave into a tapestry of unparalleled richness. With a deft touch, Medejin invites us to journey through a musical realm that is nothing short of euphoric, yet at the same time, delicately and disarmingly intimate.

Each note and melody, carefully crafted by this gifted group of musicians, serves as a brushstroke on a canvas of sound, painting a vivid portrait of sonic beauty. The music conjures a dreamscape where listeners are enveloped by waves of lush, otherworldly sound, evoking emotions that resonate deep within the soul.

Medejin‘s ability to seamlessly blend euphoria with an intimacy that feels like a secret shared between artist and audience is nothing short of captivating. It’s as if the listener is invited to peer into the artist’s soul, where vulnerability and passion intertwine to create a musical experience that transcends mere entertainment, leaving an indelible mark on the heart and mind. In the hands of Medejin, dreamwave becomes a portal to a realm of exquisite beauty and emotional depth.

Medejin, an artist forged in the fires of dream wave and rebellion. The architects of this sonic revolution, craft otherworldly soundscapes that defy the norm. With a fusion of dream pop, shoegaze, and indie rock, their music is a hypnotic journey through the shadows.

In their dark, reverb-soaked symphony, you’ll encounter ethereal synths and Taranto’s haunting vocals that pierce through the chaos. Medejin doesn’t create music; they conjure a visceral experience that’s part dream, part reality. It’s a rebellion against the mundane, and it’s earned them a cult-like following in the underground world of dream wave.”

In “Sea Stacking”, the soundscape unfolds with the gentle sway of drizzly synths that mirror the city’s moody skies. The bassline pulses like the city’s heartbeat, a subtle reminder of the ever-present energy. The drums, crafted with electronic finesse, mimic the distant patter of rain on a windowpane, lulling the listener into a trance.

The vocals, delivered by a soulful Seattle songstress, are enigmatic and wrapped in layers of reverb, akin to voices reverberating across the city’s valleys and hills. The lyrics, infused with the spirit of the Emerald City, delve into introspection and the complexities of urban life, often touching on themes of reflection, yearning, and the surreal experiences of city living.

Within “Sea Stacking,” you’ll discover fleeting moments of sonic magic; Shimmering guitar riff reminiscent of city lights reflecting on the Puget Sound, or an ambient swell akin to the ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean. These sonic embellishments enrich the dreamlike quality of the music.

In the heart of Seattle, “Sea Stacking” by our dream wave band captures the essence of the city’s soul. It invites listeners to a contemplative dreamscape where the boundaries between the city’s urban realities and its ethereal dreams blur, and emotions flow like the tides of Elliott Bay.

“It is not your business to determine how good it (your work) is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”

Martha Graham – Famous Modern Dance Choreographer

On October 20, 2023 the record will be out to the masses. “The Garden” the highly anticipated project from Medejin has been a passionate process making music and collaborating with other individuals. “The Garden” is coming out on Icy Cold Records, Paris and Den Tapes on October 20th. The first single, “Sea Stacking” has been released since September 8th.

Be present at The Sunset Tavern on November 11. Medejin will be sharing the stage with Tomo Nakayama and Rub!

Experience the heartbeat of their band like never before! Delve into the rhythmic pulse of their music and the backstage stories that make our journey unique. social media channels are your backstage pass to exclusive content, live performances, and a front-row seat to their musical adventures. Join us in this melodic odyssey – a single click on those social media icons, and you’re in for a harmonious ride with Medejin!”

The MusicManiac Finds Out

Q: What or who inspired you to pursue a career in music?

A: “I was always singing from the time I was really young and also played piano. When I was a teenager I was hugely inspired by Tori Amos and thought if I ever were to pursue a career in music, it would only be if I wrote my own songs. But I was convinced I wasn’t able to do that so I never saw myself pursuing music even though I loved it more than anything (I also really loved ballet at that time too). I remember it was the summer before I graduated college I met with this guy who owned a studio and we collaborated on a song together. I came home and tried to play it on piano and couldn’t remember it at all and ended up writing another song that was all mine. It wasn’t amazing but it was the beginning of something and I knew that. I remember crying when I sitting at my piano writing it I think because I was finally releasing something that I let hold me back for years, this false belief and it just broke. And that was it.”

Q: What’s the story behind your latest album?

A: “Most of the songs revolve around themes of love and loss, the beauty of the present, death, motherhood, feelings of self doubt, being stuck in your head.”

Q: What do you think sets you apart from other musicians in your genre?

A: “I feel like I float between different genres from one song to another, although the essence of our sound remains and I think that’s pretty neat.”

Q: What do you hope listeners take away from your music? Are there any specific messages or emotions you aim to convey?

A: “I’d say the message is to be real. For me that’s being really sensitive and emotional and very nostalgic. Whatever the listener feels, as long as they’re feeling something, then that’s a win for me.”

Q: Can you share a time when you pushed the boundaries of your comfort zone to create something truly groundbreaking?

A: “A few years ago I participated in “Rock Lottery” where the premise is a bunch of musicians from different bands and projects around Seattle get together and form a band on the spot by names getting chosen out of a hat. Most of the people don’t know each other and you have to create like 3 to 5 songs in the matter of hours and perform them in front of an audience that same night. I’ve never done anything remotely like this before and I was terrified. I’m someone who likes to be super prepared and practiced and I also usually write alone. So I pretty much forced myself to do this, to face the fear of being put on the spot and of feeling out of control. I’m so glad I did though because at the end of the night, going through that experience together, there was such a feeling of support and comradary we had as a band. It also showed me that it’s ok to be uncomfortable because you can push through it and still have an awesome time and create something really wonderful.”

Q: Describe a moment when you felt a deep emotional connection with your audience during a live performance, and how did it impact you?

A: “Just this summer we had a really memorable time playing at The Central Saloon. It somehow felt like we were on tour and out of town so the energy from the audience was different. There was this real engagement and involvement from the audience and us that was palpable. A genuine back and forth, like a conversation that came naturally and made you feel comfortable in sharing. That doesn’t always happen so when it does, it feels special.”

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