*The Following Press Release Was Issued By The Playground PR*
Impassioned Musician MARIA Die RUHE RELEASES Debut Album ENARCHY
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 23 February 2023
LABEL: REDUCED TO THE ROOT RECORDS
Stream / Download: MARIA Die RUHE – ENARCHY LP
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“Bold avant-pop music that twists and turns of its own volition, the energizing creativity that drives ‘Skin’ is simply overwhelming.” – CLASH Magazine
“With mystical, spooky vocals, she cleverly maneuvers her way between genres with an experimental style and lets her listeners hold their breath.” – Tonspion
“The avant-garde and the strength that the abstract has in her work are some of the differentiating factors of the artist” – Metal Magazine
“MARIA Die RUHE has quickly staked out a highly distinctive position in the field of pop as an unpredictable, innovative experimenter whose efforts straddle genre and theme. Her songs and music videos are beguiling works of abstract art, defying obvious interpretations and prompting lengthy, considered thought.” – Notion Magazine
“MARIA Die RUHE lends the catchy song her whisper-smooth power vocals and, with its fierce lyrics, turns “Superrare” into a magnificent dance-floor anthem.” – Glamglare
Defiant songwriter and producer MARIA Die RUHE released her debut album ENARCHY on the 23rd of February via Reduced To The Root Records. On the album, listeners will find the lively track ‘Equalista.’ With over 10 million streams on Spotify alone, the free-spirited producer has seen support from tastemaker digital magazines CLASH Magazine, Tonspion, Metal Magazine, Notion Magazine, Glamglare and trndmsk among others. The LP is reminiscent of Röyksopp, Lykke Li, MØ, Robyn and Tove Lo.
On the concept of the LP, MARIA Die RUHE tells listeners: “ENARCHY is the result of a deep and thorough look I took into the world around me and my own inner workings. The title is a combination of Energy and Anarchy. I explore different types of energy, oscillating between head and heart. Referring to Anarchy is the way I produce what I reflect, with no calculation for what could be functional. I became bolder, more explorative and dissolved genre boundaries.”
MARIA Die RUHE’s debut album ENARCHY is a journey of self-exploration distilled in a danceable medium. Cello and piano unite playfully with electronic beats to form a 15-track project that captures the soul of her creative methodology: through free expression, she riots, using music and enthusiasm to fight for a better future and find deeper connections with herself and her environment.
Born and raised in Thuringia, Germany, MARIA Die RUHE has journeyed to Berlin, San Francisco and finally the city where she feels she best expresses herself nowadays: Leipzig. With a strong musical repertoire, versatile voice and the power to translate the full spectrum of emotions through music, live act and DJ MARIA Die RUHE embodies all of it. Unapologetic, honest and thoughtful, she converts these qualities into performances that cannot be associated with a single genre, spanning House, Pop over Melodic Techno and Classic Techno to form an intimate and direct interplay with the audience. She has toured a host of countries with her compelling live set and played at festivals and clubs across the globe, including the free-spirited and life-affirming Kater Blau in Berlin. She finds inspiration in Frank Wiedemann, Stimming, Dominik Eulberg, Elder Island, Sylvan Esso, James Blake, SOHN and The Knife.
1. Report from the Frontlines
2. Ask Believe Feel Receive
3. Lost in Solitude
4. Art is the Only Real Translation of Living for Me
5. We Belong to Never
8. We Want to Feel Love
9. Musik ist meine Sprache
Follow MARIA Die RUHE:
Website – Facebook – Soundcloud – YouTube – Instagram – TikTok – Spotify