Ode to the Quiet

Live Act Pop Indiepop Classical Crossover
Ode to the Quiet - Pop Indiepop Classical Crossover Live Act in Utrecht

Ode to the Quiet Short Info

Inspired by (modern) classical music, Efterklang and Pink Floyd, Dutch band Ode to the Quiet links neo-classical music, triphop, drones, dreampop and electronics in a cinematic way. The first single “We Have a Map (Rêverie)”, is a track based on the composition “Rêverie” by French composer Claude Debussy.
On the 21st of April 2014 the debut album was released.

Press about the album:

*****'A masterly, hypnotizing and above all a beautiful trip for the ears' - Caleidscoop, April 2014
*****'An extremely musically rich debut with a fantastic production. One that sticks' - April 2014, Kicking the Habit

Press about the live shows:

'One of the most exciting bands we've heard/seen lately. Album and live shows highly recommended' - 3voor12, April 2014
'Nothing less than a glorious show. See one show of this band and you're definitely sold' - Kicking the Habit, April 2014

Ode to the Quiet is a brand new Dutch band by Otto de Jong, Marianne Oldenburg and Tobias Kerkhoven. It's the follow-up of Mary Had a Little Band, but drastically different. The like-minded musicians changed tack in 2012 and started working on something more challenging without any restrictions, guidelines or deadlines. The chemistry between the three of them and writing and arranging in an experimental way, leads them to a new form wherein drawing musical landscapes became much more important than composing traditional popstructures. This resulted in a new bandname and the recording of their debut album in the Spring of 2013.

The album was recorded together with Martijn Groeneveld in the Mailmen studio in Utrecht. Guestmusicians are soundartists Rutger Zuydervelt (a.k.a. Machinefabriek) and Mark IJzerman amongst others.
The first single with video is now released: “We Have a Map (Rêverie)”, a track based on the composition “Rêverie” by French composer Claude Debussy. The video for this track was made by Robin Alysha Clemens.

Inspired by (modern) classical music, Efterklang and Pink Floyd, OXQ links neo-classical music, triphop, drones, dreampop and electronics in a cinematic way.

The album was released on the 21st of April.

Press about the album:

***** A masterly, hypnotizing and above all a beautiful trip for the ears' - Caleidscoop, April 2014
*****'An extremely musically rich debut with a fantastic production. One that sticks' - April 2014, Kicking the Habit

Press about the live shows:

'One of the most exciting bands we've heard/seen lately. Album and live shows highly recommended' - 3voor12, April 2014

'Nothing less than a glorious show. See one show of this band and you're definitely sold' - Kicking the Habit, April 2014

'Ode to the Quiet appears to excel in ingenious popcompositions with cinematic qualities and academical arrangements, including resourceful dynamic drumming and classical piano playing. These songs will set you adrift in the wondrous musical world of Ode to the Quiet. Here's the first name for Noorderslag 2015' - Kicking the Habit, January 2014

'Marianne Oldenburg takes you to higher realms with her vocals. You can almost feel her dream world, nearly touch it. A show that makes us look forward to the debut album' - 3voor12/Utrecht, January 2014

Inspired by (modern) classical music, Efterklang and Pink Floyd, Dutch band Ode to the Quiet links neo-classical music, triphop, drones, dreampop and electronics in a cinematic way. The first single “We Have a Map (Rêverie)”, is a track based on the composition “Rêverie” by French composer Claude Debussy.
On the 21st of April 2014 the debut album was released.

Press about the album:

*****'A masterly, hypnotizing and above all a beautiful trip for the ears' - Caleidscoop, April 2014
*****'An extremely musically rich debut with a fantastic production. One that sticks' - April 2014, Kicking the Habit

Press about the live shows:

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Past Gigs Ode to the Quiet

  • 09 | 2014 Nijmeegse Kunstnacht
  • 08 | 2014 Noorderzon
  • 08 | 2014 In Vervoering
  • 07 | 2014 Park Open
  • 07 | 2014 Bergpop
  • 06 | 2014 Gigant
  • 06 | 2014 Festifarm
  • 06 | 2014 Instore
  • 06 | 2014 Instore
  • 05 | 2014 Instore
  • 05 | 2014 Instore
  • 03 | 2014 Sugar Factory
  • 02 | 2014 De Hip
  • 01 | 2014 Grasnapolsky
  • 11 | 2013 Ekko
  • 10 | 2013 Café De Stad

Discography Ode to the Quiet

  • 2014 Ode to the Quiet Album | OXQ

Media

  • Sound Lucky One
  • Sound We Have A Map (Rêverie)
  • Video Ode to the Quiet - We Have ...

Origin

  • Utrecht NL

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Marianne Oldenburg vocals, keys
  • Otto de Jong drums, percussion
  • Tobias Kerkhoven guitars, lapsteel, theremin
  • Evert van der Waa bass guitar / bass synths

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