Mark Of The Müze is a revolving ensemble that makes delicately woven ambient acoustic music. The slow-motion sound is vaguely Icelandic with it's roots under Portland. The warm tone of instrumentation and vocals evoke romanticism and stillness. The music is recorded in a home-made basement studio in Portland. Recordings are often generated while musing in a candle-lit room under a romantic spell into the wee hours of the night. The new album, 'Ocelli' (Under the Underground), is comprised of vocals, guitar, violin, cello, piano, horns, keyboards, harp, acoustic and electro beats. The record and live performances feature arrangements by artists from the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra, Portland Opera, Chamber Music Society, March Forth Marching Band, Stalking Jane, Vagabond Opera and others. Mark Of The Muze performs as a revolving ensemble or solo. To instantly hear or download Mark Of The Müze or for more information, go to: ......... ......... ......... ......... Reviews & Comments from the listening audience... 'That voice! Oh my word, that voice!!! I am chilled by the haunting beauty that drips from this music...so delicate and soaked in such rich depth. They mesmerize something wicked with such dreamy lullabies.' Ian ~ Los Angeles ......... 'I listen to this music while walking through the hazy cobble stoned part of old Paris late at night. It is quite fitting.' Margot ~ Paris, France ......... 'Listening to this music for the first time felt like the scraping of layers off my heart.' Sandy ~ Portland ......... 'From the moment I stumbled upon these creatures I've been in love with this music. It makes me breathe heavy with delight! Enthralled, enraptured, mesmerized.' Mandy ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia ......... 'I am so deeply soothed by the lyrics and melody of this music. The album never fails to move me. I am reminded of the beautiful power of sound. The CD is one of my favorites.' Cassidy ~ San Francisco ......... 'The emotion and passion fires burn so bright when he plays, the coldest soul has no chance but to melt.' Jonny ~ Portland ......... 'When he sings, I feel like I'm being covered in honey, and set on fire all at the same time. He has an angels voice.' Sarah ~ Portland ......... 'The sound is hauntingly potent, surreal, lulling. It breathes a certain kind of sadness without sorrow. His voice is tender, his musicianship impressive, and his composition unique. Mark Of The Muze is a sweet treat to the ear...a definite Portland must-see!' Nicole ~ Portland ......... "I was blown away by your performance. Then when you invited us all to come up and get one of your CDs, I couldn't help myself from almost running over people to get to the stage. I've been listening to your CD and love every song. Thanks so much!" ......... 'If there's one thing this boys got, it's pipes, and the talent to back it. His composition skills combined with his out-of-the-ordinary singing range (meaning not many boys can do this) resembles that of the late, great Jeff Buckley. The first two songs on his CD were produced and multi-tracked with him on vocals, piano, guitars, keyboard, keys of violin and cello, and belltones. The other six songs were recorded live and raw, and were equally as enjoyable and damn f***ing unique. Keep a look-out for him and his no-fear stage presence.' Maranda ...... correct spelling: mark of the muze common mispelling: mark of the muse.