“PHASEWIDE, EXIT SIGNS” ELECTED ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Martin Hall’s latest solo record Phasewide, Exit Signs has been elected “album of the year” by the Polish site Nowamuzyka. The top 10 of the magazine features artists such as Flaming Lips and Mazzy Star. You can see the full list here:

Phasewide, Exit Signs was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in October 2013. The album has received excellent Scandinavian and European reviews so far – you can get a quick overview here:

In November Martin Hall was nominated for two GAFFA awards (Denmark’s biggest music magazine) – in the categories “Danish album of the year” and “best Danish male artist” – but here he didn’t win the people’s favour.

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LIVE VIDEO FOOTAGE

On Saturday the 30th of November Martin Hall performed his last 2013 concert, a one-off event accompanied by full band at Aarhus Musikhus. The set-list included songs from both released the critically acclaimed album Phasewide, Exit Signs and If Power Asks Why.

The concert in Aarhus was the singer’s first appearance with full band in the city since his televised St. Paul’s concert in October 2009 from which you can see the following footage:

 

NEW VISUAL WORK BY MARTIN HALL AVAILABLE

From Monday the 1st of July you’ll be able to buy a new original piece of Martin Hall artwork made available by Det Bruunske Pakhus. The graphic work Memo is reproduced in 100 numbered and signed copies and combines Hall’s poetry, painting and drawing. The print is published in the format 61 x 45 cm and all profits from the sale go to Det Bruunske Legat, a grant given to a young musical talent.

The work can be purchased directly from Det Bruunske Pakhus at the price of 1.200 DKR (approximately 160 EURO). If you wish to buy a copy of the signed and numbered work, please send a mail to Det Bruunske Pakhus at connie@bruunskepakhus.dk or call Connie Shapira during office hours at +45 7210 6710.

The photographic main motive is based on a Christian Skeel work.

RECENT RE-RELEASES OF THE HALL BACK CATALOGUE

During the last couple of years a fair amount of re-releases of old, otherwise hard-to-get titles from the Martin Hall catalogue have been issued as cd or download. Most of the cd-versions contain either bonus material or new extensive liner notes. Read more about the re-releases here:

Relief/Cutting Through (remastered cd-edition).
Apparently All The Same (remastered special edition).
Random Hold (remastered special edition).
Before (legendary support gig for New Order).
SS-Say/Pesteg Dred (remastered cd-edition).
Catalogue (box set with 5 audio cd’s and one dvd 1980-2007).
Catalyst (singles 1982-2008).

Recently Presence and Imperfect were released as remastered versions on iTunes as well.

PENTA COVERS

HALL LIVE AT THE COURT THEATRE – 6 OUT OF 6 STARS

Martin Hall’s sold-out live performance at The Court Theatre in Copenhagen on April 25 has just received a phenomenal 6 out of 6 star review on Denmark’s leading music site GAFFA. The summation of the review goes like this:

“It’s often said that Martin Hall is a brand of its own in Denmark. I’m about to object that this is not entirely true. At least I haven’t met that many of his calibre abroad either. At his best Hall belongs to the international top class of performers.”

You can read the full review (in Danish) at the GAFFA site where you’ll also find a line of photos taken during the concert.

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Photos taken by Jacob Dinesen (courtesy of GAFFA).

“MUTED CRIES” – NEW VIDEO OUT

”Muted Cries” is a song taken from the forthcoming Hall album Phasewide, Exit Signs that will be released on the 2nd of April 2013. The track is recorded in Montreal and Copenhagen with pianist Linus Carlsen and guitarist Johnny Stage.

The video is filmed by the Danish photographer Robin Skjoldborg and edited by Henrik Möll. Additional footage is taken from a performance made by Anastasija Kiake.