Genre: Ambient / Classical / Electronica
Location Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
Profile Views: 98619
Last Login: 9/2/2012
Member Since 11/29/2005
Record Label OKTAF, CCO, Kompakt, Genesungswerk, Thinner
Type of Label Indie
BioMarsen Jules stands for the elegic musical output of Martin Juhls from Dortmund/Germany. Being Marsen Jules he concerns himself with the compression of atmosphere and emotion in the most abstract sense. Based on carefully selected sound fragments and quotations Marsen Jules processes another step further. Neither the sampled sound nor the Instrument itself is centered in his songs, actually it’s the particular moment, where the authenticity, playful emotion and overall atmosphere is reflected at the most; the moments that in the ordinary way of listening remain hidden to the usual listener. Moments that are caught and extracted by Marsen Jules, to increase their density, to extend into length and arrange them in continuous loops. Static emotions within a temporal environment. The results are sonorous pictures full of emotion and expression, whose filigrane movements reflect equally riot and composure to the fullest. After Netaudio-Albums on Autoplate the third Marsen Jules Album has been released on Berlin based City Centre Offices. Simply translated as "autumn leaves“, ”Herbstlaub“ offers an ethereal narrative that accompanies both its title and artwork perfectly. Martin sets out to paint a picture made up entirely of sounds, layer by layer you find yourself at first engulfed by a sparse shedding of leaves, the air starts to thicken, the atmosphere closes in as the leaves form a weave across the horizon and dusk turns the world into an intimate, impossibly romantic space. The soundtrack evolves without the interference of beats or unnecessary padding: it’s an exposed, infinitely evocative study of emotion and space without a hint of academic intention or impenetrable experimentation. Everything around you starts to unfurl with endless strings and delicate loops that don't seem to have a beginning or an end - an autumnal symphony built with the greatest respect for tradition, but that couldn't have been made at any other point in time except this - the juncture we’ve reached where technology enables tradition to hide under so many mysterious, impossible layers. It's a symphony carefully constructed, designed to draw you into its sweet tasting, thick fog. Step inside and, like us, you won't want to come back out for a while.
MembersDISCOGRAPHY: ..Marsen Jules - "Golden" (2007, Genesungswerk) ..Marsen Jules - "Les Fleurs" (2006, City Centre Offices) ..Marsen Jules - "Herbstlaub" (2005, City Centre Offices) ..Marsen Jules - "Yara" (2004, Autoplate) ..Marsen Jules - "Lazy Sunday Funerals".... (2004, Autoplate)
InfluencesBrian Eno, Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Aphex Twin, Novisad, Gas, Autechre, Seefeel, Harold Budd, Sonic Youth, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Piere Henry, Busso De La Lune, Murcof
Sounds Likesounds like nothing else, but maybe can be related to..... Harold Budd, Brian Eno, William Basinski, Gas, Ryan Teague, Julien Neto, Max Richter, Arvo Pärt, Deaf Centre, Bersarin Quartet...
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Marsen Jules - "Golden"
Marsen Jules - "Les Fleurs"
(2006, City Centre Offices)
Marsen Jules - "Herbstlaub"
(2005, City Centre Offices)
Marsen Jules - "Yara"
Marsen Jules - "Lazy Sunday Funerals"