Berlin-based Italian musician, graphic artist and dj Zelda Panda is performing her music as Marzipan Marzipan in Finland on July 27 and 28.
The first show will be at YO-TALO in Tampere on July 27. She told me that Mr. Fonal himself, Sami, will be dj-ing that night. Super! Makes me wish even more that I could be there. :-)
She will play at Musa Setting 0003 in Helsinki the next day on July 28..
A little info on Marzipan Marzipan:
"She writes utterly charming tunes about travelling, life in the city and love. Using an old Italian 60s guitar, a loop-pedal and a toy-keyboard she works her unique lo-fi magic. Zelda is a very productive listener who draws upon a vast body of music for inspiration - among other things country, jazz, 80s pop and old italian crooner-classics - as well as literature, film and her many personal observations."
You can listen to her music and see some videos here:
Her websites (with more music):
Have a nice evening if you go to any of them. I hope you do. ;-)
PS: For those with a read-a-lot habit... some reviews:
"Comes on like a solo coffee house Stereo Total."
- American WFMU Radio.
"I see Panda as one of the most promising female artists working with electronics. In large part because she breaks down several forms of habitual thinking. (...) Even though you could call her narrative miniatures 'electroclash' she is just as much a rock musician (out of the punk school) and storyteller. (...) There's no excuse not to discover this totally unique and very promising artist right now."
- 'Recommended album', Cd review by Danish independent music magazine Geiger.
"In reality you don't really need more than an Italian 60s guitar, a loop-pedal and a toy keyboard. Definitely not if you have Zelda Panda's musicality. (...) She calls herself Marzipan Marzipan. And is also the title of her new outstanding album. It's an album that seems inspired by Berlin's chilly sensuous and cool lyrical do-it-yourself songwriter style of artists such as Masha Qrella and Barbara Morgenstern. But as Marzipan Marzipan Zelda Panda has her very own personal and quite sensual twist."
- Cd review by Ralf Christensen, P2 Radium, Danish National Radio.
"Small, charming rock-miniatures. (...) The result was music whose minimalistic form wasn't far from an electroclash act like Peaches, but in tone and ring seemed closer related to early The Cure or Velvet Underground. (...) A pleasant, fresh and unpretentious acquaintance, which one would like to make again - or listen to again on her latest cd-r-release."
- Live review by Geiger.
"Italian multiartist Zelda Panda (what a fantastic name!) throws herself headlong out in deep waters only equipped with a out-of-tune guitar, toykeyboard and the amateur musician's inresistable drive. (...) There is definitely potential in her sensual voice, naive rhythm box and guitarbased melodies, which in the records best moments leads the thoughts towards the clattering indietronica of Casiotone For Painfully Alone. This is especially caused by her fine lyrics about life's, and especially love's, ups and downs. Tracks like the duet Ecke, where she gets help from fellow Italian Marco Brosolo's Cohen-ish voice, deserves a wider audience."
- Cd review by Gaffa, Denmark's biggest music magazine.