Rhys Marsh is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & record producer. He has released 10 albums over the past 13 years, as a solo artist, and with his bands The Autumn Ghost, Mandala & Kaukasus.
— Solo —
In the autumn of 2013, Marsh put out his first solo release — a five-song collection of covers, called ‘Suspended In A Weightless Wind’. Songs covered included Nick Drake’s ‘Things Behind The Sun’ & King Crimson’s ‘Moonchild’.
Marsh’s debut solo album, ‘Sentiment’, was released in November, 2014. It was written & recorded over a two-year period in Marsh’s own Autumnsongs Recording Studio. A dark, yet accessible album, it was met with critical acclaim.
On the 1st of December, 2015, Marsh released his second solo album, ‘The Black Sun Shining’ — an album written & recorded in only seven days, with songs that were mostly built around rhythmic loops.
The long-awaited follow-up album, ‘October After All’, was released by Karisma Records on 22.02.19, and featured appearances from Arve Henriksen, Kåre Kolve & Tim Bowness. A beautiful album, full of lush synthesizers and choirs. While the vinyl release featured only 10 songs, the full album contains 22 songs.
— Mandala —
Marsh’s first band, formed in London, in 1997. In 2014, after a seven-year break, Mandala got back together to record their debut album, ‘Midnight Twilight’. Released in 2015, the album reached number 3 in the iTunes UK rock charts.
They met again in the summer of 2018, to record a brand new album, ‘The Echoes Of Your Mind’, which was released on Friday the 13th November, 2020.
There are plans to record a very epic third album, hopefully sometime in 2022.
— Rhys Marsh And The Autumn Ghost —
‘Multi-national orchestra’, The Autumn Ghost, features members of Jaga Jazzist, Anekdoten, Enslaved, The National Bank, Wobbler, Änglagård, Highasakite, Emmerhoff & The Melancholy Babies, Flashback Caruso & The Divine Comedy.
Their debut album, ‘The Fragile State Of Inbetween’, was released in the autumn of 2008, to critical acclaim.
In the autumn of 2009, they released the follow-up, the first on Termo Records, ‘Dulcima’. Hot on the heels of the debut, the first pressing of ‘Dulcima’ sold out before it was even released.
The long-awaited third Autumn Ghost album, ‘The Blue Hour’, was released in the autumn of 2012, and featured woodwind & brass quartets, plus a rhythm section borrowed from Jaga Jazzist & Enslaved.
To support the release of ‘The Blue Hour’, Marsh formed a trio, with drums & electric piano complimenting his guitar & vocal. In the spring of 2013, they released ‘Trio’, the ensemble’s first release on Autumnsongs Records — an album recorded live in the studio, over the course of just two days, which successfully captured the fiery energy the band had become known for onstage.
— Kaukasus —
The spring of 2014 saw the release of the debut Kaukasus album, ‘I’. Kaukasus is a collaboration between Ketil Vestrum Einarsen, Rhys Marsh & Mattias Olsson. Written & recorded in two weeks, the album is an instinctive sum of its parts.
They released a new single in 2020, ‘To Give’, with plans to write & record a follow-up album at some point.
— Other projects —
Marsh is also a part of Unit, a collaboration with Takashi Mori & Ingrid Chavez. They have so far released one EP, ‘Falls From View’.
As well as this, Marsh has also contributed to albums by The Opium Cartel, Peter Broderick, Trouble Over Tokyo, When Mary, Silje Leirvik & Tim Bowness.