Rhys Marsh

‘Sentiment’ Pre-Orders

18th October 2014

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‘Sentiment’ is now available to pre-order from:

Burning Shed (UK)
Just For Kicks (Germany)
Marquee Inc (Japan)

The first 50 copies from Burning Shed will be signed by Rhys.

‘The Seventh Face’ Video Premiere

13th October 2014

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The first single from my forthcoming solo album is released today, & i’m very happy that God Is In The TV are premiering the music video. They say:

“A darker more shadow lined approach is taken, its ghostly pang threaded in suspense is stirred in a fracturing isolationist disturbia and prowling psychosis…”

Ladies & gents, here is ‘The Seventh Face’. I hope y’all enjoy it.

Premiere In Five Minutes!

10th October 2014

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Click here to listen to the world premiere of ‘The Seventh Face’, which will be on the air at exactly 17:00 Central European Time / 4 pm in the UK!

In case you missed it, the broadcast will be available online until 11th April, 2015.

‘The Seventh Face’ Radio Premiere!

10th October 2014

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I’m really, really happy to say that the first single from my new album will be premiered by NRK P13, on their ProgLogg show, today at 17:00 (if you’re in Norway / Europe, or 4pm in the UK). If you’re outside of Norway, for some context, this is one of the most popular radio stations, hence my excitement.

As with pretty much every album i’ve made, it feels like i’ve been working on it for ever, so i can’t wait to share it (so hopefully it might become a part of your life as well).

Oh, and whilst i’m at it, here’s the album cover, illustrated by the wonderful Viviana González!

The ‘Sentiment’ Sessions — pedal steel #1

1st October 2014

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The next ‘Sentiment’ session video is played on my pedal steel guitar — an instrument i’ve loved for ever, have owned for a couple of years, and am still finding my way around. Tt’s a beautiful mystery!

For the equipment-curious, i ran it through a Space Echo, into a Vox AC-15 (for the gear-heads, it was then recorded with an early-seventies Sennheiser, through a Universal Audio pre-amp). I hope you enjoy!

The ‘Sentiment’ Sessions — acoustic guitar #1

28th September 2014

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The next instalment in The ‘Sentiment’ Sessions. Some Sunday evening acoustic guitar, played on Martha, my beloved Lowden. Enjoy!

The ‘Sentiment’ Sessions — bass synth #1

24th September 2014

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Here’s the third session video from the making of my debut solo album, ‘Sentiment’. Time for some bass synth!

The ‘Sentiment’ Sessions — drums #1

22nd September 2014

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Here’s the second session video from the making of my debut solo album, ‘Sentiment’. Some drums!

The ‘Sentiment’ Sessions — electric guitar #1

18th September 2014

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As promised, here’s the first session video from the making of my debut solo album, which i can now announce will be called ‘Sentiment’.

First, we’ll begin with some electric guitar. I hope you enjoy it — there’ll be lots more of these little snippets coming over the next month!

Debut Album Announcement!

17th September 2014

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Ladies & gents, my debut solo album is set for release in November! I’m very proud of this one, and i can’t wait to start presenting the songs to you.

As the advert, courtesy of Norway Rock Magazine, says — there’ll be session videos appearing in the run up to the release. You can expect the first one tomorrow!

Kauksus Q&A!

24th April 2014

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Ketil, Mattias & i have been asked some questions regarding the Kaukasus album, so we say down & answered some of them!

The album is available to pre-order from Burning Shed now!

Kaukasus Debut Single Released Today!

7th April 2014

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Kaukasus‘ debut single is released today! Click above to listen to it.

“‘Lift The Memory’ is an impassioned, exciting teaser for the impending album release later this year”
So So Gay Magazine

“‘Lift The Memory‘ is filled with beautiful swimming music colours. This is a serious well-crafted music ship”
Forkster’s

Kaukasus Radio Premiere!

1st April 2014

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This coming Sunday, the debut Kaukasus single, ‘Lift The Memory’, will be premiered on Dutch radio. Tune into the Paperlate show from 19:30 (Central European Time) to hear the song, followed by an interview.

Here’s the artwork, by the fantastic Henning Lindahl (Airwaves Design).

New Amethystium Album Out Now

29th March 2014

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The new Amethystium album, ‘Transience’ — which i recorded a few parts for — is out now.

Click here to listen to a sample.

Part Four Of The Song-By-Song Breakdown

16th February 2014

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this was a daunting song to attempt. covering a King Crimson song is a pretty dangerous ground to be walking, so i decided to lead it into more of an orchestral Scott Walker style, although with a Mellotron orchestra. the contrast really gave me something i could work with, with the beautiful lyrics and melody really fitting perfectly into this setting.

some reviews have said the following about it:

“Even darker and more brutal than its predecessor, focusing on a descending pattern of Mellotron cello, loads of reverb, and haunting vocals, like a funereal version of the classic track.”
Progulator (USA)

“Achingly rephrased, with an emotion-sapping widescreen grandeur, that freewheels between the spectral and the monastic.”
The Sunday Experience (UK)

“As dreamy as it is ominous, sounding almost more ‘King Crimson’ than King Crimson themselves.”
io Pages (The Netherlands)

listen to my version of ‘Moonchild’ on Spotify

King Crimson

Prog Magazine Reviews Covers EP

3rd February 2014

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very nice review of my covers EP in Prog Magazine!

Prog Magazine reviews covers EP

A Somewhat-Festive Part Three Of The Song-By-Song Breakdown

24th December 2013

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here’s a season-appropriate song! the first time i heard Scott Walker, in around 2000, i couldn’t believe that someone could have such a huge voice. i heard ‘Big Louise‘ on a compilation album and i played it over and over, thinking “how is this possible?”. after that, i bought his first four albums and was really taken by them, especially ‘Scott 3‘, which i still haven’t really heard anything like (though i think David Sylvian‘s ‘Secrets Of The Beehive‘ is the album that comes the closest to this mood).

the original has a gorgeous orchestration, so of course my version had to be completely different. it ended up swinging a bit, which — even though i very seldom listen to jazz — is something that quite often happens in my music. i’m not entirely sure why, but it always gives me the chance to croon, so… well, that’s probably why!

the explosion in the middle of the song was quite unexpected and really gave the chords a new twist, actually making them sound quite evil. i love those little surprises!

“You watch the leaves, as they shiver your loneliness

Your eyes are lanterns growing dim



I hum inside, like the meadows in summer

But I’ll never light them up again”

listen to my version of ‘Winter Night’ on Spotify

Scott Walker

Part Two Of The Song-By-Song Breakdown

6th December 2013

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Mellowing Grey‘ is one of Family‘s most beautiful songs, from their masterpiece album, ‘Music In A Doll’s House‘. in fact, it’s one of the most beautiful songs of its time. this one always stood out, with its magical atmosphere and gorgeous Mellotron arrangement.

for my version, i wanted to base it around the piano, accompanied by some soft, mallet drums and double-tracked bass (one on the left and one on the right). almost like it was a jazz trio in a David Lynch film, with the occasional explosion of fuzz bass and Mellotron choir, all the while wrapped in velvet.

some beautifully psychedelic lyrics as well:

“Mellowing grey, in misty morning’s day
My thoughts turn to you, kingfisher blue
Loveliness born, in velvet shades of dawn
Joy from your eyes, soft summer skies”

listen to my version of ‘Mellowing Grey’ on Spotify

Family

Silje Leirvik ‘Endless Serenade’ Now Available To Pre-Order

27th October 2013

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Silje Leirvik‘s second album, ‘Endless Serenade‘, is now available to pre-order from Burning Shed!

the album sounds great & looks great (just look at that double-gatefold, mini-lp-style sleeve)! we’re very proud of it. click here for more details & to hear a sample.

Silje Leirvik 'Endless Serenade'

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