Marissa Nadler, Wrekmeister Harmonies at Roter Salon / Thursday, 09.06.2016

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American singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler blends the traditions of folk, Americana, and dreamy gothic pop into a musical atmosphere all her own.

Raised in a small town in Massachusetts, Nadler took to painting first, a passion she continues to indulge, but a love of music drove her to become a proficient guitarist and songwriter. Nadler’s compositions sound otherworldly, even timeless.

For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, Strangers, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work.

In the two years since 2014’s elegiac, autobiographical July, Nadler has reconciled the heartbreak so often a catalyst for her songwriting. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape. Her lyrics touch upon the loneliness and despair of the characters that inhabit them. These muses are primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone. They are the unified voice of this record, the titular “strangers.”

Nearly a year in the making, and including a cast of 30 musicians, J.R. Robinson delivers his towering third album as Wrekmeister Harmonies entitled Night of Your Ascension. As with previous Wrekmeister albums, the ensemble is made up of an all star cast of musicians from the metal, new music and rock communities.

Musicians include Lee Buford and Chip King from The Body, Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten), Cooper Crain (Cave), Marissa Nadler, Mary Lattimore, Olivia Block, Eric Chaleff (Bloodiest), Dylan O’Toole and Ron DeFries of Indian, Bruce Lamont, Sanford Parker (Twilight), Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit), Solomon Lee Walker, Chris Brokaw (Come), and Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors).

Robinson has long been fascinated with those whose habits or actions have set them beyond the reach of redemption. Through his video art and his music, Robinson continues to explore humanity’s darkest impulses and society’s response to them.

The death of Father John Goeghan and the life of Don Carlo Gesualdo were starting points for the two compositions on his new album.

This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.

Marissa Nadler, Wrekmeister Marmonies

Thursday, 09th June 2016 | 20:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

marissanadler.com | wrekmeisterharmonies.bandcamp.com | volksbuehne-berlin.de

 

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