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Introducing… Rob Burger

Gently the piano marches into the night.

Chances are you may have heard some of Rob Burger’s music without knowing about it. He is a guest pianist for plenty of artists such as Marc Almond, Beth Orton, Anais Mitchell and Rufus Wainwright to name but a few. He plays as a sideman for Iron and Wine too. Rob is also an established composer in his own right with film scores and his own work but everything is unscored with the piano. Returning back to this intimate world of ivories, ‘Figurine’ is the opening track from his forthcoming new album ‘Marching with Feathers’. I love how delicate and careful the composition is and it’s a marked change of style from his more recent work. This feels timeless and time stopping.

Rob Burger will be releasing his new album in February 2022 but ‘Figurine’ is out now and you can play it below. The album itself draws from the need to march for unification and was initially inspired by a lot of global movements that gained momentum in 2022, such as racial injustice. The idea is that power, vulnerability, strength and gentleness can all co-exist and the music strives to showcase that.

For more info on Rob Burger and the upcoming album, you can follow Rob on Bandcamp.

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