Monday, October 01, 2007

MARSHEAUX


"Marsheaux must probably be one of the biggest hidden secrets of Greece!"

Country:
Greece
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Electro, Synth-pop


Members:
Marianthi: Vocals, MicroKorg, Minimoog, Speak&Math, Roland SH101, YAMAHA CS01
Sophie: Vocals, Speak&Spell, MicroKorg, KORG MS 10, Roland aJuno2, AKAI Ax80, ROLAND


VIDEO
"Popcorn"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDqnq_Qb-kE&mode=related&search=

"Pure"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1CkRwojNAs

"Hanging On"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKF-owJe5C0&mode=related&search=























E BAY QUEEN (2004)

Credits:
Producer - Fotonovela , Marsheaux
Written-By - Marsheaux (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 9, 11)


Tracklist:

01 M.A.R.S.H.E.A.U.X.
02 Flash Lights
03 Shake Me
04 Pure
05 Playboy
06 Computer Love
07 Tonight
08 The Game
09 Analyze
10 OLA GYRIZOUN
11 Hands On Me
12 Pop Corn


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/58358354/mars-ebay_192_kbs.rar.html

"Presenting integral Euro Electro Pop masterpiece "Ebay Queen" ! With influences from the 80's electro pop scene ( Visage, Yazoo, Human League and OMD ) together with modern Electro-Pop contemporaries ( Fisherspooner, Ladytron and Goldfrapp ) this debut album from Greek duo Marsheaux is a mixture of pure analogue synths, catchy melodies and infectious vocals. A pure slice of retro synthpop nirvana - this is a fitting precursor to their follow up album "Peek A Boo"."

"Marsheaux must probably be one of the biggest hidden secrets of Greece! Set up by Marianthi and Sophie, both girls aren’t only good-looking, but very talented artists. That’s probably one of the main reasons why they got some amazing recognition including the support of Andy Fletcher. The cover of their album looks a bit childish, but the content makes it all good again! Marsheaux composes synth-pop music in the purest tradition of the 80s, but spiced with a modern touch! That’s probably the reason why you can consider their sound as a part of the electroclash movement. They remind me more than once of Client, but I personally prefer their album than the latest Client release. The songs are that refined with melody and wafting pop sounds, which simply results in a succession of cool pieces. Tracks like “m.a.r.s.h.e.a.u.x.”, “Flash lights”, the Erasure like “Pure”, the Client sounding “Computer love”, the more bombastic “The game”, “Hands on me” and the cool cover version of the “Pop corn”-track are amazing pop tracks. This is a non-stop synth-pop orgy covering the 80s roots together with a touch of modernism! The sound isn’t innovative at all, but the production is simply brilliant! This must be one of the greatest export products from the Greek electro scene in history!"
(http://www.side-line.com/reviews_comments.php?id=7332_0_17_0_C)























PEEK A BOO (2006)

Credits:
Producer, Mixed By, Mastered By - Fotonovela , Marsheaux


Tracklist:

01 PEEK A BOO
02 2006 Hanging On
03 Wait No More
04 No Sense
05 Promise
Written-By - When In Rome
06 City Of Lights
07 Dream Of Disco
08 What A Lovely Surprise
09 Home
10 What You Don't Like
11 Love Under Pressure
12 People's Mind
13 Regret
Written-By - New Order
14 Heaven


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/58358881/mars-peek_192_kbs.rar.html

"All girl Greek act Marsheaux have this year released the critically acclaimed album ‘Peek A Boo’ on Athens label Undo Records. Containing wonderfully uplifting analogue electro and exceedingly catchy pop tunes, ‘Peek A Boo’ is an outstanding collection of contemporary pop songs. Immensely talented and with a burning passion for electronic music and The Human League in particular, Marsheaux have just recently signed to major record label Out Of Line. The UK release of ‘Peek A Boo’ reached number one this summer in MusicNonStop’s album chart four weeks before it’s official release date of July 6th outselling albums from the likes of Nine Inch Nails, VNV Nation and Orbital.Interest throughout Europe for the chic Marsheaux has grown rapidly since Electronically Yours awarded the album 9/10 back in January and the girls have been dubbed ‘Greek Sensations’. A Marsheaux cover version of the League’s ‘Empire State Human’ for Electronically Yours recently topped 6,000 downloads and the girls have previously provided official promo mixes for artists including Depeche Mode, Moby and Gwen Stefani.MusicNonStop’s review of ‘Peekaboo’ echoes our love for the album;
‘Achieving a cohesive Electro-Pop album brimming with melody, song-writing class and repeat play potential is no easy thing - yet here Marsheaux have achieved it. From the opening refrain of album opener “Hanging On” this album delivers song after song of classic status An office favourite here at MNS and an album that comes highly recommended!!’
Marsheaux supported the newly reformed OMD at the Lykabettus Theatre in Athens on June 1st and Marsheaux’s latest track is a cover of OMD’s classic ‘She’s Leaving’ with new vocals recorded by Andy McCluskey."

(http://www.league-online.com/ey_microsite/marsheaux.html)

"After a stunning debut-cd “E-bay Queen” (2003) the Greek female duo of Marsheaux strikes back with “Peek A Boo”. The title of the album has been taken from a song of Siouxsie & the Banshees, but for those who don’t know this female duo, the music is totally different. Marsheaux is the best comparable to Ladytron. They compose pure synth-pop music with strong references to the 80s, which mainly explains why they’ve been defined as electroclash. There where Ladytron evolved towards a mix of pop and rock, using guitar parts, Marsheaux reminds faithful to the electronic efficiency, composing wafting electro-pop with the unavoidable wink to the 80s. The vocals are also softer and a bit whispering like, revealing a kind of sexy touch. “Wait no more”, “Dream of a disco”, “Home” and “Regret” (cover of New Order) are fully recommended, but the absolute hit of this album is in my opinion “What don’t you like”. It’s a carrying piece of exciting synth-pop revealing all the talent of those girls. Marsheaux took their time to achieve this 2nd album, but the result is worthy of examination!"
(http://www.side-line.com/reviews_comments.php?id=23721_0_17_0_C)


Biography:
Marsheaux are a female Synthpop duo from Thessaloniki, Greece. Comprising of Marianthi and Sophie, both girls moved to Athens in 2000 and formed the group to further their appreciation of early 1980s electronic music. The name Marsheaux is derived from the first syllable of each girl’s name.Marsheaux came to national prominence in Greece with their debut single, a darker cover of Hot Butter’s “Popcorn”. The single received extensive air play in Greece and mainland Europe.Now signed to Record label Undo, Marsheaux released their first full Studio Album “Ebay Queen” in 2004. The Album played heavily on Marsheaux’s stated Influences of The Human League, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Depeche Mode. A key element of Marsheaux is that both girls sing exclusively in English, this enabled the marketability of the album in the UK and USA. Ebay Queen was critically well received internationally.As well as being vocalists both Girls are skilled multi instrumentalists. Marianthi plays MicroKorg, Minimoog, Roland SH101, YAMAHA CS01. Sophie plays MicroKorg, KORG MS 10, Roland aJuno2, AKAI Ax80, ROLAND CR78.In December 2006 Undo records released Sophie and Marianthi’s follow up Album Peekaboo which is selling world wide but principally in Greece, US and UK.As well as recording original material Marsheaux specialize in remixing and reengineering existing tracks of artists such as Moby. Both Girls have regular guest DJ slots in Athen’s Clubs.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsheaux)


More info:
http://www.marsheaux.com/

http://www.myspace.com/marsheaux

http://www.marsheaux.it/

http://www.marsheaux.de/

13 Comments:

Anonymous brian said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to Marsheaux! I love them. If possible, can you reupload track 13 "Regret" from Peek A Boo? There seems to be a problem w/ the file making the song skip and sound distorted. You're the best!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Kenneth said...

Yes, thank you so much for posting the two Marsheaux albums, I heard about them at a Human League site since they'd done a cover of Empire State Human. I haven't been able to locate their cds, but I'd certainly buy them when I do since I prefer to own the actual cd of artists I like. Great music!

10:20 AM  
Anonymous brian said...

Thanks so much! :)

6:28 PM  
Blogger Nightlight said...

Hi. Wonderful work you're doing, keep it up. Excelent Soccio tribute last July (?).
A word on Marsheaux. Despite the obvious Client references you spotted, Marsheaux was a brit pop band who changed their style during the electroclash fad and only after commercial band Mikro from Salonica had success on a similar style. Through labels' business network support they rose out of nowhere and played in festivals, next to DM, etc., in a country where electronic pioneers live for twenty years in total obscurity. And I don't mean Vangelis.
Snob rich kids don't spell Greek electronics for me, but that's only my opinion.
So if you have time and you want the real shit, check some Greek blogs (like http://16-forever.blogspot.com or http://vertigo73.blogspot.com or http://anniesanimal.blogspot.com or even the masters http://mutant-sounds.blogspot.com), you'll find groups closer to your mindset I think. Best wishes.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@nightlight

thanks for your comment and for the recommended sites!:)
I agree with you,not many people know Greek electronic pioneers.Maybe i should share more.
Do you have an idea which bands should i post here?

greetings
salty

8:32 AM  
Blogger Nightlight said...

Check my blog, I promise I'll do a small tribute. Just give me some time, I'll be away for two weeks. By the way the Mutandsounds guy is greek, so you'll find a lot in there with a simple search. I'll be back soon, keep up the good work (I'm way more lazy than you...)

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok thanks,i will check your blog :)

see you!
salty

5:30 AM  
Blogger Kapitano said...

Yesterday, if someone had asked me about my favourite bands, I'd have mentioned Wolfsheim and The Epoxies.

Today, I stumbled upon your truly great blog, and now it's Leisure Process and Marsheaux ;-).

So here's an enormous kiss of gratitude, coming to you from England! X X X

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks kapitano:)

Anyway Wolfsheim and The Epoxies are also great bands!:)

cheers
salty

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Jorge MX said...

Ghost Album?
tanks so much!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Youpidou said...

Hi, thanks for sharing Marsheaux. :) Can you re-upload again track Regret. Mytepdir link doesn't work anymore. Cheers. :)

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey thx!! i love this girls!!! they are very good i love the music of marsheaux!!! thx take care!!! greetings from Mexico City!!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LINKS ARE DEAD!!!

9:29 PM  

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