When Mary is back with their second album.
TAINTED is inspired by the classic tale of Faust, the man who drives himself to damnation in his search for true enlightenment. Can the archetypical characters of Faust mirror modern day experiences?
TAINTED is darker and more electronic than the acclaimed debut album “7summers7winters” (2013). The album is shaped like a German Song Cycle and draws inspiration from the Franz Schubert song “Gretchen am Spinnrade”, in which he portrays the mental and emotional turmoil of one of the characters. The album spans multiple genres, opening in the classical sphere, ending with a touch of the blues, yet never leaving its electronic foundation.
Prelude (Meine Ruh Ist Hin)
Interlude (Ist Mir Das Grab)
Wings of Wax
Out of Spaces
Postlude (Wo Ich Ihn Nicht Hab)
When Mary Bio:
In 2013, Trude Eidtang, former vocalist of the renowned Norwegian art rock band White Willow, released the first album from her project WHEN MARY.
“7summers7winters”received great reviews in Norway, across Europe and in the US. The release was followed by two years of extensive touring, and various collaborations with diverse visual and conceptual artists. Musically WHEN MARY mixes art pop and trip hop with elements of symphonic rock, and find inspiration in conceptual artists like Kate Bush, Björk, Peter Gabriel and Laurie Anderson.
Thematically the band cultivates a fascination for the disturbing and unseen, commenting on issues like prejudice, injustice and deception.