Mansfield.TYA is a duo of musicians Julia Lanoë (voice, guitar, piano) and Carla Pallone (violin, piano, harmonium, voice) from Nantes, France. They met in 2002. The name ” Mansfield” comes from June Mansfield wife of the writer Henry Miller and friend of Anaïs Nin (from where also the name of their first album ” June”).
The duo was seen and noticed for its intimate, beautifully tensed music at the openings of such artists as Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Erik Truffaz, Camille, Elysian Fields, Cocorosie and others. Their album June (2005) is a magnificent combination of dark and sombre yet beautiful ballads with folk elements enveloped in a romantic and melancholic atmosphere.
They have released their 2nd album called ‘Seules au bout de 23 secondes” (March 2009).Highly prestigious people participated in this record:
Antoine Bellanger (Belone Quartet), C……acapulco, and it was masterised by Harry Newman (Elysian Fields…), another piece of evidence that it’s really good.
Them last album is released on 25/09/2015 “Corpo Inferno”. This is one of the most anticipated and exciting album releases. Julia Lanoë and Carla Pallone form the atypical duo of Mansfield. TYA. Since already three albums and some EPs, these two young women manage to bewitch the listener by the symbiosis of music predominantly classical, soft and refined with words at once delicate and disturbing. Corpo Inferno continues this musical magic by plunging us into mysterious and delightfully bewitching times.