Empfehlung: MARQUETTE – Into The Wild

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MARQUETTE - Into The Wild

Studio Album, released in August 2020

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This is the newest release in the PPR series of “introducing accomplished german music artists to a wider audience”.

Although Markus Roth is by no means a new or unknown name in his native prog scene. As keyboard player and occasional guitarist he is a member of not one, but two bands, both very different in style: Horizontal Ascension (melodic prog/rock) and Force of Progress (instrumental prog/metal/jazz fusion).With his third outfit MARQUETTE, he combines the styles of the other two bands, giving a harder edge to the tracks featuring vocals and reducing the number of notes played in the instrumental tunes, thus making Marquette more accessible to a “mainstream” prog audience. While the 2015 debut “Human Reparation” was a two-man project with a number of guests, INTO THE WILD has become more of a group effort, with Markus Roth still composing all the songs, but vocalist Maurizio Menendez providing lyrics.

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INTO THE WILD was inspired by the life of Christopher McCandless, who travelled through the US with minimal equipment and no money, in a quest to become one with nature, but found a tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness. Story and music stand as „an example of the consistent search for oneself, for one’s own identity“ (Markus Roth).

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. No Answer (6:53)
2. Seven Doors (14:02)
3. Criminal Kind (3:47)
4. Alexander Supertramp (6:13)
5. Sensuality (5:24)
6. Portrait of Men (3:36)
7. Poisoned Homeland (4:40)
8. Into the wild (19:10)

Lineup / Musicians

Guitar and bass: Sebastian Schleicher
Guitar: Reiner Wendland (RIP my friend)
Drums: Dennis Degen
Vocals and lyrics: Maurizio Menendez
Sax on „Seven Doors“: Robin Mock
Trumpet on „Into the wild“: Art Lip
Keyboard and composition: Markus Roth

MARQUETTE – Into The Wild

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