Frequency Drift “Letters to Maro”
April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm MST
The ghosts, the ghosts…The things you cannot leave behind, the things that remain. Oftentimes it is only thoughts – indeed ghosts – that remind you of what once was. Through detailed compositions, enthusiastic melodies and, last but not least, dimensions of sound that are as complex as they are experimental Frequency Drift create enthralling Cinematic Music on their new album “Letters to Maro”. In the minds of listeners, the music creates fascinating sequences of images about loss, forgetting and healing all by means of the mere energy of the sounds.
In order to continue the practice of creating a very unique sound for every album the band has deepened its intense use of tight arrangements and unconventional instruments: once again the electronic harp is at the center of the compositions, in particular. That way the group leaves the heavy guitar sound of Last behind and displays a much more transparent and electronic approach on “Letters to Maro.” That is how the songs receive the room to breathe they need, so they can unfold their inherent melancholy and lightness with highly-precise clarity. Frequency Drift has never been rhythmically more versatile, never have the songs contained more energy or heart.
Just as with all other releases, once again the proven songwriting and production team consisting of Nerissa Schwarz and Andreas Hack helmed the genesis of “Letters to Maro.” Influenced by the works of authors like Haruki Murakami as well as Japan’s arthouse cinema, Frequency Drift’smastermind pair also created the album’s overall artistic conception. Once again Schwarz and Hack serve as both author and director of the cinematically musical experience that “Letters to Maro” offers for its listeners: the music, the lyrics, the artwork and the video material, all those factors contribute to what ultimately becomes an experience of extensive spaces and images.
The ghosts, you just cannot shake them off. Isn’t that glorious!
01) Dear Maro
09) Sleep Paralysis
10) Who’s Master
11) Ghosts When It Rains
Irini Alexia, vocals
Andreas Hack, keys, synthesizers, guitar, bass, mandolin
Nerissa Schwarz, electric harp, mellotron, synthesizers
Wolfgang Ostermann, drums, wavedrum
Michael Bauer, guitar (1&10)
Marco Geipel, live bass
14 Apr 2018 | D-Bayreuth / Glashaus
04-07 Oct 2018 | UK-Chepstow / Summer’s End-Festival
19 Oct 2018 | D-Schwäbisch Gmünd / a.l.s.o. – Kulturcafé
08 Nov 2018 | D-Kulmbach / Dynamic Commerce GmbH
15 Dec 2018 | D-Königshofen / Kulturschock
19 Jan 2019 | D-Erkrath / Stellarium
Letters To Maro (2018 – GAOM 056)
Last (2016 – GAOM 043)
Over (2014 – GAOM 021)
Laid To Rest (2012 – GAOM 010)
Personal Effects (Part 2)
Personal Effects (Part 1)