Ode to the Quiet
Indie band from Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
Ode to the Quiet is a Dutch band, partly inspired by the music of composers like Claude Debussy and bands like Patrick Watson, Efterklang and Radiohead. The band creates ‘stargaze’: a mix of classical piano, soundscapes, trip-hop, drones as well as Western-like guitarplaying and postpunk basslines, accompanied by the voice of Marianne that reaches from threatening depths up to the highest stars.
All of this combined in a spellbinding and cinematic way. ‘Listening to Ode to the Quiet is like watching an intriguing movie’ (music blog Kicking the Habit).
With their unusual sound and dynamic set, Ode to the Quiet takes the audience on a trip and don’t intend on bringing them back home again.
In 2014, Ode to the Quiet released their self-titled debut album in the Netherlands, that received only outstanding reviews. Since the release OXQ has performed at many festivals and stages across the Netherlands and ended the album tour with a tour in Canada and a show at Toronto’s showcase festival NXNE.
At this moment Ode to the Quiet is working on the new album (set to release in 2017), but will return to the stage with a short European tour early summer and head back to Canada in the Fall.
The press about Ode to the Quiet:
‘Nothing less than a glorious show with only one conclusion: a live show by this band lives up to all expectations you’ll have after hearing the inventive album’ Kicking the Habit
‘An unusual and intriguing sound. A winning combination of genres and styles’ Exclaim!
‘One of the most exciting bands we’ve seen lately. Album and live shows are warmly recommended’ 3voor12
‘What a revelation! Artful and competent, the crowd is taken on a musical trip’ Music Credo Webzine