NEW MARTIN HALL 12” SINGLE

On September 21 Martin Hall releases his first new song in 5 years, the track Services Rendered. The title will be available as a 12” single that features another new song on the B-side, “Not Amused”. The record is released in a limited vinyl edition, but will also be made available on all major digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.).

“Services Rendered” is recorded with pianist Eskild Winding and features a string arrangement written by Andreas Bennetzen. It’s an equally dramatic and emotional song presenting Hall at his most vulnerable best. The single is a solid return to form after years of self-chosen absence as an active singer and songwriter.

Long-time collaborator Johnny Stage has assisted the recordings of “Services Rendered” and the track is mixed by Thomas Li with whom Hall recorded one of his major works during the 90’s, Random Hold. The new song also features Tinne Albrectsen (violin), Gustav Ranum (violin), Nicolaj Møller Nielsen (viola), Live Johansson (cello) and Andreas Bennetzen (string bass). The B-side ”Not Amused” has been produced in a collaboration with Linus Carlsen.

The video for “Services Rendered” has been filmed by Danish photographer Robin Skjoldborg and Staal Film and premieres on the day of the release. The 12” vinyl single is released by Panoptikon and distributed by Target and contains additional digital download codes for both tracks.

 

YOU CAN ORDER THE NEW 12” VINYL SINGLE HERE:

“SERVICES RENDERED”
13,25 EURO


 

In October 2018 Martin Hall will be performing his first concerts as a singer for more than five years too. He will be playing with an ensemble of five musicians and the set is said to feature both older and new tracks. A special guest appearance will take place at selected events.
 

  • Saturday the 6th of October 2018: Fuglsøcentret (Jutland)
  • Saturday the 20th of October 2018: Bremen Teater (Copenhagen)
  • Saturday the 27th of October 2018: Kulturmaskinen (Odense)
  • Saturday the 24th of November 2018: Hvalsø Kirke (Zealand)

The musicians accompanying Hall at the concerts are Christine Raft (piano, violin), Johnny Stage (guitar, sitar), Una Skott (guitar, keyboards), Andreas Bennetzen (double bass) and Sisse Selina Larsen (drums, percussion).

BEFORE THE CONCERTS

Before the concerts in October, information is available about the following events:

  • June 5 (8 PM): Artist talk about 1971-1985 with Danish Radio journalist Chris Pedersen at Granola (Frederiksberg).
  • June 29 (9 PM): Spoken word performance with instrumentalist Johnny Stage at St. Lukas Church (Frederiksberg).
  • August 5 (4.30 PM): Artist talk about 1971-1985 with Lars Sonnergaard at Floss (Larsbjørnsstræde).
  • August 25 (1.30 PM): Artist talk about 1971-1985 with Pil Lindgreen at Odense Spoken Word Festival 2018 (Studenterhus Odense).

NEW ALBUM ENTERS CHART AT #2

Quite surprisingly the new album 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. Obviously, it didn’t stay there very long, but thank you very much for all your support.

In the same week Information (one of the major Danish newspapers) published this brilliant review of the record:
 

 

Furthermore you can find new features in GAFFA (Denmark’s biggest music magazine) and Jyllands-Posten (the country’s largest daily newspaper) – interviews and articles that circle around the album, the upcoming concerts and Hall’s 40th anniversary as a musician.

You can also hear the extensive Sort Søndag (“Black Sunday”) interview with Hall on P6, the weekly metal broadcast on Denmark’s Radio.
 

 

LIVE CONCERTS OCTOBER 2018

In October Hall performs his first concerts for more than five years. There will only be a few selected shows. The set list will feature both older and new tracks.

Tickets available via links. The confirmed dates are:

Saturday the 6th of October 2018: FUGLSØCENTRET (near Aarhus).
Saturday the 20th of October 2018: BREMEN TEATER (Copenhagen).
Saturday the 27th of October 2018: KULTURMASKINEN (Odense).

A special guest appearance will take place on some of the occasions.

The musicians accompanying Hall at the concerts will be:

Christine Raft : Piano.
Johnny Stage: Guitar and sitar.
Una Skott: Guitar and farfisa organ.
Andreas Bennetzen: Double bass.
Sisse Selina Larsen: Drums and percussion.

The ticket sales for Fuglsøcentret and Bremen Teater have started. Sales for the Odense concert will follow at a later date.

NEW ALBUM: ‘A BRIEF SUMMARY’

On Friday the 4th of May Martin Hall releases the double album A Brief Summary, a retrospective release featuring several new recordings such as the upcoming video single ”Lesser Gods”. Another newly recorded track is ”Semi”. Apart from this the album features remakes and alternative versions of material mainly selected from his 21st century catalogue.

The title will be released as a double vinyl album, a digipak CD and a music cassette (MC) – all formats in limited editions. Although the design and colour code remains the same on all three versions of the album, the front cover image varies, forming its own visual entirety when compiled as a whole.

Among the guests on the album you’ll find the Danish electronica pioneer Else Marie Pade (1924–2016), the 4AD band Efterklang, the British pianist Othon and the world famous jazz musician Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (1946-2005). The latter performs on the partly re-recorded track ”Lesser Gods”.

The vinyl edition contains additional digital download codes for the album. A Brief Summary will also be made available on all major digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.).
 

ORDER THE NEW ALBUM HERE

COMPLETE SERIES: 2-LP/CD/MC
349 DKK (46,75 EURO)

DOUBLE VINYL ALBUM EDITION
199,- DKK (26,75 EURO)

DIGIPACK-CD EDITION
129,- DKK (17,25 EURO)

MUSIC CASSETTE (MC) EDITION
69,- DKK (9,25 EURO)


 
The new digital single “Lesser Gods” was released on March 30th. You can see the video for the song here:

 

 

FIRST CONCERTS IN FIVE YEARS

In October 2018 Martin Hall will be performing his first concerts as a singer for more than five years. He will be playing with an ensemble of five musicians at the selected events and the set list will feature both older and new tracks.

Ticket sales for Fuglsøcentret and Bremen Teater will commence on the 2nd of March 2018. Sales for the Odense concert will follow at a later date.
 

  • Saturday the 6th of October 2018: Fuglsøcentret (near Aarhus)
  • Saturday the 20th of October 2018: Bremen Teater (Copenhagen)
  • Saturday the 27th of October 2018: Kulturmaskinen (Odense)

The musicians accompanying Hall at the concerts will be Christine Raft (piano), Johnny Stage (guitar, sitar), Una Skott (guitar, farfisa organ), Andreas Bennetzen (double bass) and Sisse Selina Larsen (drums, percussion).
 


 
Through the years Hall has performed remarkably few concerts in comparison to his long career. His last concert in Copenhagen was awarded six out of six stars in Denmark’s biggest music magazine GAFFA. Most recently he’s been performing live with Marc Almond in London.

Live photo: Jacob Dinesen/Gaffa.