Double bill around Ghent label
Currently based in the small Dutch village of Kekerdom, Mariska Baars as soccer Committee has relied on just her singing and subtle guitar sounds for more than fifteen years.
She grew up in the countryside and spent hours listening to the enchanting sounds of the river that flowed past her house. From an early age, she made up songs to sing herself to sleep at night, but it was only when she discovered the guitar to accompany her voice that she really began.
Baars is a master at letting sounds resonate and letting them go their own way. Although her music is rooted in the folk tradition, she is more interested in guiding her songs in a certain direction than in pushing them into a specific form. To achieve her goal, Baars is very restrained: she does not use a single note if it is not absolutely necessary. She does it so effortlessly that no one else really comes close to her approach.
Her last solo release, Tell From The Grass (2021, Morc), dates from 2007, but she has released quite a few collaborations in the meantime: mainly with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), but also with the Kleefstra brothers (as Piiptsjilling), Greg Haines, Sylvain Chaveau, Joachim Badenhorst and members of the Morc family such as Wouter van Veldhoven and Annelies Monseré.
Roxane Métayer, born in France in 1992, is a musician and multidisciplinary artist living in Brussels. She learned to play the violin at a young age at the conservatory and later composed the soundtracks for her videos.
Her musical project is situated between folk and experimental music.
Her hypnotic and meditative music is charged with spirituality and transports the listener to special worlds.
Métayer released a first cassette on Editions du Chevet, with a later release on Brussels-based Vlek, 'Paume de Pierre'. In 2021, her album 'Eclipse des Ocelles' was released on Morc.