Eins, Zwei Orchestra
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Eins, Zwei Orchestra

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Band Alternative Pop


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Oct. 2010:
Single: '100 colors' incl. bonus track and remixes by Jesus & the Christians and Krach.

Oct. 2010:
Video clip '100 colors' by Rik Dekker

Coming SOON:

Nov. 2010:
Making-of video clip 'Spiral'

Jan. 2011:
Single: 'Spiral' incl. bonus track and remixes by The bells, Timo Rozendal

Jan. 2010 'Spiral' videoclip release.



Eins, Zwei Orchestra: shoegaze-pop, architecture and a

Imagine a colorful apartment building with undulating floors, a roof of grass and trees that grow right through the walls. When married musicians Stefan and Lydia van Maurik discovered this creation by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser during a trip to Vienna, the foundation was laid for a fascinating new musical project: Eins, Zwei Orchestra.
As prominent members of successful bands Satellite7 and The Spirit That Guides Us (Stefan), and Brown Feather Sparrow and This Beautiful Mess (Lydia), the Van Mauriks are veterans of the Dutch indie scene. They dreamt of an album that would sound a bit like My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus and Mary Chain, but poppier, and incorporating one broad concept. With the discovery of the inspiring life, works and philosophy of Hundertwasser, everything fell into place.
Eins, Zwei Orchestra’s debut album is called 100 Colors (soon to be released), but the ode to the colorful artist goes beyond the title: Hundertwasser is present in the lyrics and even the music. In the words of architecture-expert Roel Griffioen, who wrote an in-depth essay to accompany the album: ‘The dreamy songs of Eins, Zwei Orchestra are like a liquefied version of Hundertwasser’s buildings.’
So what does that sound like? Magical, catchy, layered. Euforic one moment, brooding or surprisingly vicious the next. But always expressive and bristling with energy. Like the dynamic colors, lines, and spirals that define Hundertwassers work, Stefan and Lydia’s smooth voices blend in with the growling walls of sound, warm synths and intense drums.
Having a specific sound in mind for 100 Colors, Stefan decided to record and produce the whole thing himself, at home. Some instruments were played by friends, the songs were mixed by Martijn Groeneveld Mailmen Studios, and eventually mastered by Paul Hammond at Fat City Studios in New York.
More musician friends accompany Eins, Zwei Orchestra on stage, and not the least ones. Stefan and Lydia put together a supergroup consisting of members from bands that all – like themselves – won first or second prize in ‘de Grote Prijs’, the most influential Dutch rock contest: Pim van de Werken and Bart Reinders from Silence is Sexy, Thomas Sohilait from We vs. Death, and Herman Ypma from Little Things That Kill.
Immerse into the vibrant world of Eins, Zwei Orchestra, let the colors, spirals and waves of Jugendstil crash over you, and join the chorus: ‘It’s true, love, my heart’s spinning! Yes it’s true, love, you have overwhelmed me!’