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Maerkeström er et aarhusiansk band, der med sit eksperimenterende greb undersøger de større følelser, som er pakket ind i et synth-poprocket univers. Der lægges i musikken et stort fokus på at skabe forskelligartede kontraster – både dynamisk, men også klangligt mellem ambiente soundscapes og lynhurtige trommebeats. Hånd i hånd med dansksprogede tekster, dannes som helhed en intens, melankolsk, men også livgivende lydoplevelse.
Maerkeström opstod i Grobund Bandakademi i 2015 og har gennem årene gennemgået flere forskellige konstellationer. Efter en større omrokering af medlemmer og instrumentering i 2019 fandt bandet for alvor sin egen lyd. Dette kulminerede blandt andet i en førsteplads til DMF-konkurrencen “DMF M8”. Senere har musikken kun udviklet sig, og bandet er nu klar med deres debutplade “Tidsrum”.
The Danish band Maerkeström is based in the city of Aarhus. With their experimental approach, they examine the ‘bigger emotions’ – wrapped up in a synth-pop-rock universe. The music places a a strong emphasis on creating diverse contrasts – dynamically as well as harmonically, using ambient soundscapes and fast drum beats. Hand in hand with the Danish lyrics, a musical whole is formed which is an intense, melancholy but also life affirming sound experience.
Maerkeström originated as part of the Grobund Band Academy in 2015 and has gone through various line-ups over the years. In 2019 the band made significant changes to both members and instruments after which Maerkeström found their own sound. This resulted amongst other things in them winning the Danish Musicians Union’s competition “DMF M8”. Their sound has continued to evolve and is captured in their recent debut album “Tidsrum” (“Space in Time”).
Mathilde is the vocalist and is studying Aesthetics and Culture at University alongside her music life. She loves to delve into a good book (albeit not thrillers) and working with her hands – whether it be painting, sewing or trying out crazy food trends and techniques. She also writes song lyrics but has a deep hatred of naming her songs and therefore delays it for as long as possible. Mathilde grew up and still lives in Aarhus.
Andreas plays the guitar and has a penchant for machines that light up and make beep-noises, which is why he will often be seen to squat during concerts in order to turn and press various knobs…not particularly smart, given he also has stiff knees.
Rasmus is a keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and composer – he is originally from Southern Funen. He plays everything from jazz and classical to folk music and prog. He also produces music, sings in a choir, writes songs and occassionally makes up quirky word games.
Asbjørn is an electric/synth bassist. He is 21 years old and studies at MGK in Aarhus, where he plays different types of music ranging from jazz to indie/electronic. Asbjørn is a lover of dad jokes and big packed lunches.
Benjamin, originally from England, plays drums in the band. He studied at MGK for two years and is now embarking on a career as professional musician. He plays in various outfits and has worked with Bo Stief’s talent band ‘PlayGround Live’ in the last year. He enjoys listening to and playing a wide range of genres including jazz, progressive rock and drum’n bass. Apart from music, he loves exploring food and meeting new people from all over the world.
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