Dark and melancholic, but it also has a certain playfulness. Sound and narration together create a world to disappear into.
Cinderella's step sisters cut off their toes to fit better into the glass slipper, that is the sinister background of the fairy tale as once recorded by the Grimm brothers. There are countless examples of fairy tales in the original version that are more exciting, rougher and weirder than we know them. Beautiful princesses and talking frogs, but also flying body parts, literal twists and excessive jealousy.
I Poor Romantic - Marjolein van der Meer and Raymond Deirkauf adapted the stories in their most original version into a game of language and transformation, on electronic music. A performance between a concert and a story.
Marjolein studied word art at the Royal Conservatory of AP Hogeschool Antwerp. Her work is at the intersection of music and theater. By using singing and the sound of language, it often takes on a dreamy character.
Raymond Deirkauf is an artist and fascinated by electronics. In his music he places playful, dreamy beats on a dark background. For this album he created an archive of authentic sounds from the experimental scene of the 20s, 70s and 80s, which he mixes with contemporary electronics.