Prog Magazine Premiere ‘Burn The Brightest Day’!
4th December 2014
Prog Magazine have just premiered the video for ‘Burn The Brightest Day’. Click here to see it.
Rhys Marsh has premiered the video for his track Burn The Brightest Day via Prog.
It’s the third single from The Autumn Ghost mainman’s debut solo album, Sentiment, released last month.
Marsh tells Prog: “Burn The Brightest Day is one of the most direct things I’ve ever recorded, both musically and lyrically. I filmed the video round the corner from my studio one sunny morning. I really love the retro nostalgia feel.”
The Norwegian-based singer, songwriter and producer says of Sentiment: “It’s my darkest and noisiest album so far. That encouraged me to step away from my comfort zones and really delve into more personal matters.”
‘Last November’ Radio Premiere
26th October 2014
This evening, my new single, ‘Last November‘, will be premiered on AAFM‘s Xymphonia radio programme.
Click here for more information.
18th October 2014
‘Sentiment’ is now available to pre-order from:
Burning Shed (UK)
Just For Kicks (Germany)
Marquee Inc (Japan)
Musea Records (France)
The first 50 copies from Burning Shed will be signed by Rhys.
‘The Seventh Face’ Video Premiere
13th October 2014
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.
‘The Seventh Face’ Radio Premiere!
10th October 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
24th April 2014
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
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”
Kaukasus Radio Premiere!
1st April 2014
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
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
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.”
“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
Prog Magazine Reviews Covers EP
3rd February 2014
very nice review of my covers EP in Prog Magazine!
A Somewhat-Festive Part Three Of The Song-By-Song Breakdown
24th December 2013
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
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