Marnix Busstra – Dances with silence (VINYL)



‘Dances with silence’ is an album with a story; a solo album from a jazz-guitarist on an 8-string bouzouki definitely needs some explanation.

Marnix Busstra uses this instrument for many years now, but always as an ‘instrument on the side’, next to his main instrument the jazz-guitar. The way he uses this instrument is not in the classical way it’s used in Greek or Irish music. He tunes it in a way it more or less sounds like an oriental instrument and he plays it in his very ‘own’ way.

The whole album has a specific sound and ambience, there is a lot of ‘silence’ in it. But it’s not the usual ‘new age meditation’ kind of silence, but silence with a lot of melody and expression.

The repertoire is a combination of his own compositions and some classics like ‘Norwegian wood’, ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ and ‘She’s always a woman’. 

This album is released by Rhapsody Analogue Recordings, a label specialized in high end recordings;

Marnix Busstra - 8-string bouzouki

1Dance with silence: minorM. Busstra2.52
2Somewhere over the rainbow H. Arlen3.30
3Little boy on the hill M. Busstra4.05
4Along the dirt roadM. Busstra3.11
5The chordM. Busstra2.06
6Fields of gold Sting3.52
7Dance with silence: major M. Busstra3.32
8Peaceful daydreamM. Busstra3.05
9The mighty hunter M. Busstra3.45
10Norwegian wood J. Lennon/P. McCartney3.04
11She’s always a womanB. Joel3.17
12Dance with silence: lydianM. Busstra3.06
total playing time:43:50
released: January 2023
label: Rhapsody Analogue Recordings