Interview With Maribel
SOARING FUG-FACED ETHERPOP
Maribel come from Oslo and play darkly dreamy etherpop. Their music taps into a rich lineage of dark, distortion, recalling My Bloody Valentine, The Raveonettes and School Of Seven Bells. They gained recognition in 2009 for their debut LP (Aesthetics), blending Creation-era shoegaze with carnal rock. It was a record that also saw Maribel implode, break-up and reform with a new line-up.
On their second album Reveries (out now) Maribel have taken classical film scores as their inspiration, and created slow-burning, haze-laden fug-pop, with added synth, string and organ. Released earlier this year the long-player gained plaudits not only from the press but also their musical peers. The fruits of the latter’s interest will now be released as the Reveries Remixed EP, with tracks being reworked by the likes of Deerhoof, Keep Shelly In Athens and Asobi Seksu (see their intraview here). The digital EP (hear it here) will be released next month on Oslo independent Splendour.
Check out these intraview photos (they were taken by frontwoman Rebekka Von Markstein), download the Asobi Seksu remix of Jezebel Jive here, and watch the video for You Bring The Sadness below. And be sure to dream deep tonight.