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    Posted: June 11 2013 at 21:00
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Innovative French Music Artist Marcus To Release Debut Solo Album 'Catch 22' – June 18, 2013

Passion, urgency, energy, gorgeous melodies and creative lyrics, served by a sharp voice reminiscent of  Peter Hammill's!

Paris, France – There's magic in the music of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Linon. Passion, urgency, energy, gorgeous melodies and creative lyrics, served by a sharp voice that sometimes reminds you of Peter Hammill's. Here are some of the attributes of Marcus, a talented young musician from Paris, whose first album, 'Catch 22', is about to be released. Add to this the fact that Marcus plays all the instruments, great multi-layered drumming, incisive guitar riffs, melodic keyboards and you have the foundation for a serious talent to pay attention to.

Says Marcus, “At the time I did this record, the most important thing was to try and do something that's special/different, the structures of the songs, the sound. I wanted to try and do something that's 'easy to listen' for the majority of people, but when you go deeper, you realize it is much more complex than what it lets you hear the first time you listen to it.”

Growing-up in a family of musicians, Marcus became a talented drummer before evolving into an instinctive guitarist. His sharp and precise voice perfectly complements songs deeply anchored in a solid rock foundation. Catch 22 has the energy of pure rock and incorporates complex melodic structures veering sometimes towards pop, folk, even east-Indian music. Son of legendary Stella Vander (Magma, Offering), Marcus directed the Magma 'EPOK' DVD series, and developed/executes the very sharp light design for Magma's tours.

Marcus's voice will grab you. His songs are not the kind that you easily forget. They will catch you off-guard, carry you into a passionate universe and sweep you off the floor. Don't just take my word for it, listen to "We are life and love" with its burning urgency, "Skyzophrenia" or "A boxful of eyes" with their fantastic lyrics just to name 3 titles from an album that you will play again and again, every time an opportunity to discover something new. 

Says Marcus about his new CD, “I often say that it's a drummer's album. Because everything is based on rhythms and all the inspiration for the arrangements came from the drum parts (which is my first instrument). At the time I played little guitar, but I had no idea how to write songs (in the traditional sense), I just tried to let out the melodies and rhythms that I had in my head as naturally as possible. And simply not try and control them, just played them as they came out. This was the key to make it different. For the lyrics, I had precise melodies but usually only a few words, sentences, or a general idea of what I wanted to sing about. And it's my spiritual godmother and great writer Mary-Noelle Dana (Mano) who helped me put it together and wrote the majority of the lyrics.”

It is exciting to watch a new great talent on the musical scene. Marcus is one of a kind, the kind of artist who make our lives better and is here to remind us to live a passionate life, with the energy and urgency of youth!

The CD will also be available on iTunes, Deezer, Amazon and other online outlets.

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