The Memory of Song

by Spa Mayerling

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    180 gramm black vinyl. The art sleeve comes with a special UV lacquer logo and contains both liner notes and a coloured inlay with lyrics of all songs. The LP contains a download voucher with artwork and all tracks in high quality digital files, including both the vinyl edits and maxi versions of "New Shores" and "Queen of Wands". Mastered by KJAMM Mastering. Pressed by the Austrian audio connoisseurs austrovinyl. Cover art by the Viennese designer and publisher Wolfgang Gosch. Sleeve photography by Christoph Marek.

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“It is time to take a listen. Do you remember these sounds? A song, a band, a singer singin. Late night chansons on love and life. A hermit torn between loss and hope. Trust and treason. Discobleeps and storytelling. Endless August nights. A double cold Martini at the Ocean View Cafe. A little French rebel girl. Eating tangerines and plums in Lacan’s last seminar. Hidden love letters to Barcelona. Searching for answers in the White City. Hippies chanting and hugging on the Ibizan coast in 79. A nude. A secret love. The Queen of Wands. Leaving the platform of safety. An orgy in a hunting lodge. The party turning into a wasteland. The silence, when everyone has left the ball. Her farewell letters. The last days of Kakania. The bright glittering sea at Cabo da Roca. The past, the future: New Shores.

An epitaph for a time which is now finally passing, a memoir of the age of innocence, of naive romance. There is a line in a film by Miguel Gomes that may perfectly describe these songs: “música romântica”, simple tunes played by a local dance band in a Portuguese village on a dimly lit summer eve with some average folks finding a way to each others souls again, they touch, they dance, they feel alive. Or a music maybe played in the radio on the ferry to a magical island. Or a song in the wee wee hours in a hotel lounge with a Fernet. Timeless reminders of a fading age. The Memory of Song.”


released September 27, 2019

Alls songs written, performed and produced by Spa Mayerling alias Christoph Marek. Additional Guitars by Matthias Forenbacher. Background vocals by Paolina Đečević, Gabriele Pichler and Suelie Somborn. Choir: Voce Mea – Kammerchor Graz Süd conducted by Ilze Kroja-Holzer. Additional piano on »Our Light Protectin’« by Paolina Đečević, additional synths on »Cover the Corpses« and »Queen of Wands« by Roland Krainz. Mixed by Roland Krainz. Mastered by KJAMM Mastering. Photography: Spa Mayerling. Sleeve Design: Wolfgang Gosch.


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Spa Mayerling Vienna, Austria

Spa Mayerling is the Viennese musician Christoph Marek, formerly known as Marek.
He produces eclectic „música romântica“ - late night chansons on love and life. Dreamscapes, confessions of love and loss, glimmers of hope, a breeze of longing, beyond these days. His new album “The Memory of Song” is a swansong for the grand era of 20th century pop music merging disco bleeps and storytelling. ... more

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