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WHEN MARY - Tainted

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WHEN MARY - TaintedSecond album from the band formed by ex-vocalist of the renowned Norwegian Prog band White Willow
Format: CD / Cat No: SONICCD01 / Released: 10/11/2017

Track Listing: 1. Prelude (Meine Ruh ist hin) / 2. Soothing Stitches / 3. Interlude (Ist mir das Grab?) / 4. Wings of Wax / 5. Out of Spaces / 6. Eternity / 7. Wonderful Warning / 8. Frequency / 9. Postlude (Wo ich ihn nicht hab)

More information: When Mary is back with their second album, TAINTED, which is inspired by the classic tale of Faust, the man who drives himself to damnation in his search for true enlightenment. Can the archetypical characters of Faust mirror modern day experiences?

In 2013, Trude Eidtang, former vocalist of the renowned Norwegian art rock band White Willow, released the first album from her project WHEN MARY. '7summers7winters' received great reviews in Norway, across Europe and in the US. The release was followed by two years of extensive touring, and various collaborations with diverse visual and conceptual artists.

TAINTED is darker and more electronic than the acclaimed debut album 7summers7winters (2013). The album is shaped like a German Song Cycle and draws inspiration from the Franz Schubert song "Gretchen am Spinnrade", in which he portrays the mental and emotional turmoil of one of the characters.

The album spans multiple genres, combining art rock with classical, pop, electronica and just a touch of the blues.

Musically WHEN MARY mixes art pop and trip hop with elements of symphonic rock, and find inspiration in conceptual artists like Kate Bush, Björk, Peter Gabriel and Laurie Anderson. Thematically the band cultivates a fascination for the disturbing and unseen, commenting on issues like prejudice, injustice and deception.

Line-up: Trude Eidtang: vocals, synth, percussion / Christian Paulsen: guitars, programming, synth, bass / Vidar Uthaug: synth/organ/korg/rhodes