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The Marble Man - Sugar Rails PDF Print E-mail
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ImageNach zahlreichen euphorisch gefeierten Konzertauftritten wartet der Singer/Songwriter THE MARBLE MAN aka JOSEF WIRNSHOFER nun mit seinem ersten Longplayer auf. Stilistisch zwischen NICK DRAKE, dem frühen BECK und vor allem ELLIOT SMITH angesiedelt und fast im Alleingang eingespielt, bietet Sugar Rails 12 makellose Folkpop-Kompositionen mit gelegentlichen Country- und Indie-Rock-Anleihen. Hervorragend instrumentiert mit Akustik- und E-Gitarre, Orgel, Harmonika, Akkordeon und Schlagzeug, gelingen dem Musiker, der VELVET UNDERGROUND, LEONARD COHEN und TOM LIWA zu seinen musikalischen Haupteinflüssen zählt, hierbei raffiniert hymnische Harmonien und Refrains. Klasse Album!

What we hear on Sugar Rails, The Marble Man´s debut album are primarily songs - great songs, authentic songs, cleverly arranged around accoustic guitar and English vocals. Other instruments like drums, second guitar, organs, harmonica and accordion are all recorded by Josef Wirnshofer aka The Marble Man himself, except of two guest appearances by his live band members greg d. (bongos) and Daniel Mannfeld (accordion). The melancholy clarity that runs through most of the songs may remind of songwriters of the late 60´s/early 70´s like Nick Drake, but 90´s Indie Rock is also inherent in some parts. Every single melody part and instrumental lick proove the composer´s good taste, so do the lyrics. Lines like "the parrot on the bannister ain´t tired of cracking jokes while you pass by" or "these paint-by-numbers paintings stay incomplete" alone make this album a must-have.


Tracklist

1) Sugar Rails
2) A Liar At Best
3) Dressed Up In White
4) On A Bank Holiday
5) Stand Or Fall
6) Slowly Dying Star
7) The Boy With His Hat
8) A Try
9) That´s All Right Now
10) Lost Moon
11) The Master´s Song
12) Talking In Reverse
 
   
 
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