Dian B. | Brussels-Paris

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by Dian B.

A multi-lingual debut album: a 13-track of great emotional impact, with vocals lolitaesque, sublty magnetic,undergirded by heart and soul. Introspective lounge that takes you voyaging. Dian b. is also a cosmopolitan eclectic singer...,
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Game
4:30 album only
2. But Everything Is True
4:45 album only
3. The Difference
3:29 album only
4. Something
2:51 album only
5. Mathilde
3:01 album only
6. Autumn Leaves
3:41 album only
7. Closed Eyes
5:22 album only
8. Blame
3:23 album only
9. Manha De Carnaval
4:23 album only
10. When I Die
6:25 album only
11. Au Revoir
4:11 album only
12. Unfinished
4:24 album only
13. Time Will Tell
2:56 album only


Album Notes
Somewhere on a beach in South Japan or Copacabana, behind a curtain looking down on a rainy day in, let's say, Paris ; a Brussels wine bar or the backseat of a Moscow-registered limo takes you dian b....not just your local record store. Each track a separate scenario, but all of them together sort of enacting a single love story. One thinks of a novel by Duras, soundtracked by Rachmaninov...“Brussels - Paris” is the result of a chance meet between Belgian composer, Benoit Deschoolmester, and singer/song-writer, dian b., New York baby of Brazilian/Italian/Spanish descent, and co-composer of “Brussels - Paris”. Prior to their collaboration, Deschoolmester was cutting his compositional teeth for TV, while dian b., fluent in 5 languages, had taken to travel with her multi-lingual repertoire, as part of her personal and musical growth. Brussels-Paris is their debut album: a 13-track of great emotional impact, with vocals lolitaesque, sublty magnetic, undergirded by heart and soul.
New York Baby of Brazilian / Italian / Spanish descent, dian b. is an enfant terrible of the seminal New York showbiz scene.
Barely out of her cradle, she takes her first piano, singing and dancing lessons, soon learning the art of seduction shooting pamper and cornflakes commercials… Still a child, she steps on stage appearing in roles à la Shirley Temple during presidential galas at the White House. A few years later, after a tap tribute to James Cagney he felt greatly apriled by, she becomes lead singer / dancer of the New York Fire Crackers, a young talentgang’s band that goes touring Japan for a year… After her BFA from NYU, she then decides to brave simultaneously the worlds of Theater and Cinema, stringing together an impressive number of credits, both On and Off Broadway ; for TV and Hollywood…
But dian b. is also a cosmopolitan singer, with a classy, eclectic, romantic, international repertoire… capable of singing not only in English, but French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese …on Bossa, Jazz or Cabaret tunes ; not to mention, Japanese (single 30 Days Ago, Kitty Records) ; with just enough trace of a foreign accent to give you chills and a heartthrob.
Thus the ‘sparkling dian b.’ (so speaks the Agence France-Presse), in check with her eclectic recording history, chooses to release a single in Paris: a new version of the 70’s French hit “Michel” by composer Michel Cywie, who, under the spell of her ‘Ethno-Glamour’ songs, decided to join force with her ‘subtly magnetic voice’ and compose a brand new version of his smash hit for her.
Rearranged as an R&B-cum-Glam jaunt, beautifully sung by dian b., “Michel” is selected by French film directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau for use on the soundtrack of their acclaimed movie, “Adventures of Felix”.
Yet beyond her recording milestones, to be absolutely fair to her musical (and personal) growth one should also be hipped about dian b.’s extensive traveling....from Brazil to Siberia – she always took as opportunities to foray different musical (and dance) realms ; her many collaborations, too, with Brazilian and Japanese bands. These days, on the heels of releasing her new single “Something” – incorporated in BMG lounge compilation “Mosquito Bar 3”, featuring Daftpunk and Moby – she signs her first studio opus as dian b.: a thirteen-track of uncompromised music, entitled “Brussels-Paris”.
A concept album, “Brussels-Paris’ is built as a series of mini-soundtracks, unspooling an itinerant love story ; with vocals fresh and spell-bounding, to soundscapes of pianistic pop arrangements ; dian b. – qualifies as: ‘introspective lounge that makes you travel’



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The Best
I love her voice. she is surprising singing in different languages. The songs are interesting. I want to follow this artist. I told all my friends about her.

Arnaldo Soares

Gostei muito da voz e das cancoes que ela canta. A voz dela e original e gosto muito da maneira que ela interpreta.
Vai ser sucesso!

Arnaldo Soares

Gostei muito da voz e das cancoes que ela canta. A voz dela e original e gosto muito da maneira que ela interpreta.
Vai ser sucesso!


J'adore Unfinished !!! quel chanson merveilleuse ! elle me fait penser aux comédies musicales d'antan c'est simplement sublime !

Steve Tepperman

Eclectic, English, French and Portugese a winning combo
Rich, deeply personal and heartfelt collection of original songs and well known classics. Excellent production values, eclectic movement from English to French to Portugese.The CD is a great addition to the collection of any fan of World Music or light jazz or someone willing to take a chance on a dynamic new artist. My personal favorite: "But Everything is True"

Anna Maria Stjärnell

She has a truly cosmopolitan style and her own intriguing way with music, which
Dian B's debut album arrives sounding impossibly fresh and hard to categorize. It starts with the loungey "The Game" all relaxed saxophone and purred vocals.

She turns George Harrsion's "Something" into a gentle latin-tinged dream. Her vocal is sublimely evocative. "Mathilde" is a lovely chanson sung in French backed by a piano. "Manha de Carnival" is another cover and it has its own spirit, Dian's singing transcendent over a light backing. She has a truly cosmopolitan style and her own intriguing way with music, which makes this, record a delight. She'll hopefully make many more just like it.

Copyright © 2007 Anna Maria Stjärnell

Thom Andriola

A cinematic journey of vocal clarity and deep emotion
Dian B: Brussels-Paris is a work that exists on many more levels than might seem apparent upon a casual listening. These are rich, story telling songs with vocals that are pure, unaffected, and amazingly clear. Each work also presents a vocal style unique to that individual song. The production is of the highest level, and the instrumentation is brilliant and varied. As in an art film, the work should be perceived as an organic whole. Individual songs are very satisfying in themselves, but it is the body of the work altogether that really shines. I can't wait for the movie to be created around this Fantastic, and emotionally gut wrenching soundtrack.


sultry, sexy, cathartic extremely good for a drive in a fast car at low speed. i want her! bravo db!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lil from Paris

J'ai beaucoup aime ce CD! Il a une couleur assez chaude que j'apprecie beaucoup.
J'ai decouvert cette artiste a San Remo et je suis tres contente d'avoir trouver son album... Dian b a une voix tres chaleureuse, veloute avec un cote planant tres sympa!
quelle surprise! Je recommande Dian b a ceux qui aiment les ambiances de films intimistes et independants (Lost In Translation, Broken Flowers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...)

Cindy Bruschi

Wow! What an amazing album. The music and vocals are phenomenal. I especially loved the " bossa nova" rendition of Something. I have to fight traffic everyday to and from work and this album soothes me to my destination. The voice is perfection. Thanks Dian B. I will be looking forward to your next album.
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