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Dust

by Marla Hansen

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    - New & Sealed
    - Edition of 300 copies
    - 140g black vinyl
    - Insert with lyrics
    - Postcard

    Includes digital pre-order of Dust. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 6, 2020
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    - New & sealed
    - Edition of 500 copies
    - Eight-Page Booklet incl. lyrics
    - Jewel Case /w a black polished tray
    - Postcard

    Includes digital pre-order of Dust. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 6, 2020
    item ships out on or around February 19, 2020
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    releases March 6, 2020

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Dust
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03:16
3.
Trace
4.
Of Us All
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Rare
6.
Break
7.
One Steps Up
8.
Expected

about

Short Description
Having worked for years as side-woman for the likes of Sufjan Stevens, The National and My Brightest Diamond, Marla Hansen returns with her first solo album in twelve years. »Dust« has the weight and wisdom of hand-me-down folk songs, but also sparkles with the confidence and the excitement of an artist with new colours on her palette.

Detailed Description
Working as a creative collaborator can be a triple-edged sword: Helping others explore the jungle of ideas inside their heads can be both inspiring and challenging - but making time for your own creative projects as well is often a delicate balance.

The years as side-woman for the likes of Sufjan Stevens, The National and My Brightest Diamond have made Marla Hansen’s journey from 2007’s »Wedding Day« to her new album »Dust« a faraway honeymoon: time spent recording and touring the world with others before settling in Berlin to focus on her own follow-up, a multi-faceted gem which wears the lines of its lengthy travels like a hard-earned medal.

The slow-burn of »Dust’s« inception can be felt as the album plays. The tracks have weight and wisdom like hand-me-down folk songs, but also sparkle with the confidence and the excitement of an artist with new colours on her palette.

»Wedding Day’s« breezy innocence has graduated into grown-up chamber music - Hansen’s classical background comes into wide focus as solo plucked viola evolves into technicolour Americana dreamscapes, courtesy of Berlin’s Oriel Quartett.

The influence of Hansen’s new hometown are all over this record - nowhere felt more than with the swashbuckling contributions of Berlin synth pioneer Barbara Morgenstern, crackling under the fireside songs like shards of electric glass. Andi Haberl (The Notwist) lurks under every track, his drums simmering like an approaching army of wooden horses.

Taylor Savvy (Peaches, Bonaparte), Knox Chandler (Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M.) and Christian Biegai (Antony and the Johnsons) are all present at this banquet - a transatlantic tapestry sewn together by producer Robbie Moore (L.A. Salami, Jesper Munk) at his Berlin studio complex Impression Recordings.

It is this tangled underbelly which allows »Dust« such an infectious friction. Hansen’s iridescent, aching vocal delivery continuously breaks the gloom like a golden thread, effortlessly gliding above the thunderclouds - a front-row seat in the safety of her silver-lined spy plane with a view of the neon jungle below.

Dust falls from an age-old story and lands in a whole new world.

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credits

releases March 6, 2020

All songs by Marla Hansen
Produced by Marla Hansen, Robbie Moore and Barbara Morgenstern Recorded at Impression Studios in Berlin, Robbie Moore Engineer, Sam Vine Assistant Engineer
Mixed by Robbie Moore and Sam Vine
Mastered by Rupert Clervaux
Mastercut by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering, Berlin
Karaoke Kalk 116 LP
LC 10028
℗+© 2020 Karaoke Kalk www.karaokekalk.de info@karaokekalk.de
Published by Just Isn‘t Music Ltd.

Marla Hansen: guitar, viola, piano, vocals
Barbara Morgenstern: keyboards/electronics, piano, vocals
Robbie Moore: piano, percussion, vocals
Andi Haberl: drums, percussion

Oriel Quartett
Anna Eichholz: violin
Simon Goff: violin
Sebastian Peszko: viola
Alice Dixon: cello

Taylor Savvy: bass
Knox Chandler: guitar
Fritz Moshammer: trumpet
Jason Liebert: trombone
Christian Biegai: baritone saxophone
Electronic arrangements by Barbara Morgenstern String and brass arrangements by Marla Hansen

Album artwork by Ingrid Bittar Layout and design by Anne Fehse
Many thanks to:
Thorsten Lütz, Robert Schultz and Kersten Mayer from Initiative Musik, Dominic “Mocky” Salole, Elsa Quarsell, Luis Horacio Pineda,
Samuel Ramos, Dr. Sylvia Grotjohann-Ernst, George and Christine Hansen, Ella Biegai, and my boys, Christian and Victor Biegai.

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Marla Hansen Berlin, Germany

Marla Hansen is a singer-songwriter living in Berlin, Germany.

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