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The Marble Index

The Marble Index
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The Marble Index

7 years, 4 months ago at Feb 28 20:38
The albums atmosphere is dark but beautiful. Sad but somehow comforting. Very intimidating. There is a glimpse of hope in the between. Some of the songs are like twisted lullabies. I can’t imagine many singers who would do a record like this but Nico keeps everything in a neat package. Nicos voice guides through the album. I like to listen this album when I’m alone. The album comforts me in a ... read more

The Marble Index

7 years, 1 month ago at Jun 11 3:50
It is telling that a documentary about Nico was dubbed Nico Icon. Not only is it the easiest anagram to make, but it succinctly describes her career and presence. Never really a chart-topper, or large presence in any list of the greatest outside of her work with the Velvet Underground, Nico still found a way to influence an entire generation with her stark, minimalist avant-garde chamber-pop.
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Description: Like a bolt from heaven, Nico cast off the understated pace of her work as chanteuse of the Velvet Underground -- and the heavily orchestrated folk-rock of her solo debut, Chelsea Girl -- for the relentlessly bleak and cobalt-blue cool avant-garde stylings of The Marble Index. Produced by former Velvets' John Cale, and employing the harmonium as a lead instrument, The Marble Index is revered now more than it ever was when released in 1969, as the gurgling headwaters source of Goth Rock. ... (more)
Release date: 19 March 1969
EAN: 0075596109826 UPC: 075596109826
Tags: Experimental (3), 1968 (3), 1960s (3), Avant-folk (2), Germany (2), Folk Rock (1), 1969 (1), Usa (1), 1960's (1), Soul (1), German-american (1), Trevas (1), Post-Punk (1), Gothic (1), Folk (1), Cd (1), Owned On CD (1)
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