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Marta Del Grandi

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02.05.2024
Les Nuits Botanique - Brussels (be)
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Italian-born Marta Del Grandi is an eclectic singer songwriter gathering influences from near and far to create a unique genre-splicing style, a jazz vocalist originally, now travelling her own unique and unchartered path.

Marta Del Grandi returns with ‘Selva’, her most intricate and shimmering effort yet, a refined devotional suite of astute pop that flows effortlessly, uniting emotional complexity, divine organic arrangements with a sci-fi finish.

If her debut ‘Until We Fossilize’  showed all the qualities of Marta’s unique approach, tiptoeing between Laurel Canyon dust, Lynchian etherealism and dramatic Morricone scores, ‘Selva’ delves deeper into the undergrowth, showcasing an ambition to deliver a whole new universe, her own ecosystem, where the strength of her voice alone is the pillar to build on.

‘Selva’  was mostly written on the road and in Berlin and when the time came to record Marta turned to her old haunting grounds in Ghent (Belgium). Co-produced by Bert Vliegen (Sophia, Whispering Sons) and featuring a quartet of musicians that have been collaborating with Marta since 2015, the sessions resulted in a flurry of creative ideas and one of the artists’ most relaxed experiences ever, perfect foundation for her growth as a singer songwriter.

Beams of choral light radiate and permeate each track, with layered vocal drones creating a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures, as almost to guide us hand in hand across Marta Del Grandi’s enchanted universe. The ambition is blinding, and the outcome is here to prove it: 12 songs of sprawling ethereal pop that is vivid, immense and fully illuminated.
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PRESS

“Wow, die liedjes van Marta Del Grandi zijn adembenemend mooi. De Italiaanse krijgt vrijwel iedereen in de Lutherse Kerk helemaal stil met die prachtige engelenstem en zorgt bij sommigen zelfs voor natte ogen. Geheel terecht dat Del Grandi na ieder nummer een oorverdovend applaus krijgt. Als je mensen op de derde en laatste dag van Eurosonic nog zo stil kan krijgen, dan heb je echt iets heel speciaals.” – 3voor12 – VPRO

“Eerie, beautiful and a little foreboding.”Brooklyn Vegan 

“Moving between art rock, indie folk and minimal electronica… she combines techniques and knowledge accumulated over years of studying music and a DIY mentality aimed at spontaneity and discovery.”Rolling Stone

“It is brave, beautiful, and boldly unique while preserving the power of the simple song. Marta del Grandi’s celestial world carves out space for astute pop, experimental electronica, and driving modern folk ballads. It’s a mesmerising place.” – Folk Radio

“With its minimalist synth arpeggios and questing mezzo-soprano, Selva is an odd, uncertain, unstable album that nonetheless manages to pack in the earworms.”The Quietus

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Releases

Selva
Fire Records(2023)
Until We Fossilize
Fire Records(2021)