Mariam The Believer is the nom de guerre that Mariam Wallentin, the singer from the acclaimed duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, has chosen for herself. In this solo adventure Wallentin leaves the mix of minimalistic blues, pop and rock impro that has been the characteristic of Wildbirds & Peacedrums behind, and steps down into a dark hole filled with vibrant creativity.
An oriental ambience fuses with the warm silhouettes of experimental pop and unpolished soul in a way that nourishes both body and mind. Mariam is a slow wave of pure energy – unfiltered, melodic and direct. Combine Alice Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Grace Slick and slowly spread her aura over the surrounding world.
“Ask: and the laws of physics are repealed.
If the wind carries red sand, is it visible then.
The starry sky, scattered in the branches of the pistachio tree.
Until we turn away. (And then. It continues.)
You can’t look straight into it.”
November 1, 2013
22:40 Gamla Bío