In May 2018 Martin Hall released the compilation album A Brief Summary, a title that includes several new recordings – such as the video single ”Lesser Gods”. The album also contains remakes and alternative versions of material recorded during the last twenty years. It’s released as a double vinyl album, a digipack cd and as music cassette. Quite surprisingly A Brief Summary went directly in as #2 on the official Danish vinyl hitlist the week after its release – Hall’s highest chart ranking ever.
In the Danish newspaper Information (the Danish equivalent to The Independent), the reviewer Sophia Handler praised the album in no uncertain terms:
“Once again Martin Hall proves that he belongs in the same category as music mythological heroes such as Brian Eno and David Bowie”.
If you have any sense of the Danish language, you can read the full review here:
“SERVICES RENDERED” AND BREMEN TEATER
As a prelude to his first live concerts for more than five years Hall released the new song Services Rendered as a 12” single in October. The record was also made available on all major digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.). You can see the video here:
GAFFA – Denmark’s biggest music magazine – awarded the following Copenhagen concert at Bremen Teater, with a staggering 6 out of 6 stars rating. The music journalist Simon Heggum summons up the concert this way:
”A breathtaking concert experience – one of the strongest Danish concerts I’ve been to in recent years.”
You can read the full review here:
Photo taken at Bremen Teater, October 2018: Maiken Kildegaard.