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Marble Sounds - im NUN

  • NUN Kulturraum Gottesauer Straße 35 Karlsruhe, BW, 76131 Deutschland (map)

Freitag, 15.02.2019
Einlass: 19:30 Uhr
Beginn: 20:30 Uhr

Eintritt frei/Hut

Es wird ein Spektakel werden, wenn Marble Sounds am 15.2 das NUN mit ihren Klängen füllen werden!

It’s now almost 3 years ago that Marble Sounds decided to go a different musical way and delighted us with the wonderfully beautiful ‘Tautou’. With their latest newborn ‘The Advice to Travel Light’, Pieter Van Dessel and his crew are taking awell-aimed stab at sounding the way a warm, powerful pop album should sound. Ofcourse, without having to compromise on what has now become the quintet’sunmistakable trademark – a healthy dose of melancholy. And they’ve hit thebullseye.

The inspiration for ‘The Advice to Travel Light’, a metaphor for travelling with only a few pieces of luggage, came from Van Dessel’s two-year stay in Canada. “Movingwith only a few items creates a feeling of liberation, almost non attachment. You learn to live without the excess burden, both literally and figuratively, and that bringsout your inner optimist. Don’t carry too much in your proverbial backpack, becausethat also means there’s not much holding you back. I needed to put that feeling into the album,” says the frontman. And that train of thought seamlessly connects the beginning (the title track) and the end (‘One Last Regret’).

Without a producer and isolated in his cocoon, Pieter Van Dessel decided to dothings differently. “I didn’t want to complicate things this time and remain loyal to thedemo tapes, where I had crafted things together with small sounds. For example, our drummer Mattijs Vanderleen recorded the drums in his own rehearsal space andwe’ve worked that into three songs. And we’ve kept the guitar line that I first played on ’39'. Every minor sound, every slide on the frets could never be re-done.”

"Vintage Marble Sounds” as he likes to call it. In other words: unpolished pop songswith a mix of instruments and a heart that is still filled with melancholy. “You need tobe able to hear us fiddle around and play with improvisation in the studio. On the other hand, we were working towards a wider and more solid sound. It’s Jo Francken who managed to make the album sound solid without squashing it.”

Earlier Event: February 14
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Later Event: February 16
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