The music of Marbleheroes is influenced by movie soundtracks and rock music as well as the fat beats of trip hop. The band consists of violin, viola, two cellos, piano, bass, drums and vocals. The genre of Marbleheroes could be described as some kind of a crossover between classical music and rock mixed with some do-it-yourself punk attitude. By far the best way to describe the genre is to call it cinerock. (taken from www.myspace.com/marbleheroes) Causes and consequences
(taken from www.myspace.com/marbleheroes)
Causes and consequences
On this page I'll try to explain things that led to the forming of Marbleheroes and the songs on the Icicles Cracking album.
The genre that Marbleheroes represents could be described as a distortion of classical music, or a crossover between rock and classical music. Neither of these seems completely satisfying, though. Our music is visual and often associated with movies, so we decided to call it cinerock, or as we say it in Finnish, kinorock.
Marbleheroes got started when everything in my life appeared to be failing. For a while music seemed like the only positive thing which hadn't let me down and it gave me a reason to go on. The making of Icicles Cracking was like an alternative reality and whenever I couldn't bear real life it was easy to escape there. The songs are not about my life in a concrete way, but they do describe my life during a certain period of time on an emotional level. The most important theme on the album is loss and all that comes with it ? grief, denial, depression, mania, anxiety, hate, and finally the acceptance of oneself, and life as it is. Now it feels easy to admit that the most of my misfortunes have actually helped me in a way.
I've always been interested in strings and the fact that I still can't play them makes me respect the instruments and the people that master them even more. The things that I want to express through music seem to come alive when they are played with strings. Certain harmonies end up sounding na?ve if they are played with any other instrument. Strings are extremely difficult and sensitive to play since they react to anyone playing them by reflecting the musician's personality so precisely that it's actually frightening.
(taken from www.marbleheroes.com/uk)
Their debut album "Icicles Cracking" was released on 26th September 2007 in Finland.