Fadenschlag is the new album from Swiss based guitarist Mareille Merck. As an active member of the Swiss jazz scene Mareille has shared the stage with famous musicians like John McLaughlin, Anne Paceo and Michael League, Bill Lawrence and Justin Stanton from Snarky Puppy and is the leader and composer of the band “Mareille Merck – LARUS”.
Larus is comprised of Mareille Merck, Florian Bolliger and Janic Haller – three young musicians who are starting a journey together. Their baggage? Courage, adventurousness and an appetite for risk. Their companions? Eventful compositions and lively improvisations. The band combines complex harmonic and rhythmic structures with lyrical melodies and catchy musical motives.
With there way of playing together and being focused on dynamics the three musicians create atmosphere and space. Sometimes you feel hugged by warm sounds, nearly weightless, and then you find yourself in the middle of a hurricane where you don’t know what is up or down and the feeling of speed roars in your ears.
When you step back into silence the whispered dialogues of the instruments paint pictures of a magic world. Like “Larus“, the herring gull, flies above different landscapes, the three musicians take us with her music to a flight over crowded beaches, lonely islands, wide fields and rocky coasts.
Mareille Merck – guitar | Florian Bolliger – double bass | Janic Haller – drums
1. Fadenschlag | 2. Aphelion | 3. Ouzo | 4. Solarplexus | 5. Fjord | 6. Woodland Walk | 7. Drag and Drop.
Release Date: 5 March 2021
Format: CD | Digital
Label: Mons Records
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Last modified: May 4, 2021