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Indie - Alternative Rock - Pop Rock - folk rock - Folk-pop

Martin & la talpoj - Stockholm, Sweden.

Release of the new digital EP Ruinoj on 25 Juny 2024


 

Martin & la talpoj (Martin and the moles) is a music group founded by Martin Wiese, former founding member, guitarist and singer of the famous Esperanto rock band Persone.

After Persone was discontinued, Martin often performed alone, combining material from Persone’s repertoire with new compositions. Little by little, many new songs were born and at the same time the idea of starting a new project with the new music germinated to continue Persone’s mission: to create alternative pop-rock, electro-acoustic music. excellent with quality texts in Esperanto.

The new project is called Martin & la talpoj, it is more or less the solo project of Martin Wiese, supported by various musician friends who help him record his songs or also accompany him on stage (a successful and unforgettable public appearance of the Talpoj took place, among others, during KEF 2009 in Denmark and at the World Esperanto Congress 2015 in Lille, France).

Martin & la talpoj’s first album, Pli ol nenio(Better than nothing), was released by Vinilkosmo in 2007. It is an essential work. As a talented graphic designer, he drew his own portrait for the album cover.

The second album, Superbazaro (Supermarket), was released in 2014 with 14 new songs of a similar mix between intimacy and energy, acoustic and electric sounds as in the first. This time with an even higher quality production and a sound image enriched by several excellent guest musicians.

After a long break, in particular due to health problems and the Covid pandemic, Martin & la talpoj returns in 2023 with the electric EP Vestiĝoj (Vestiges), consisting of six tracks in a well-recognizable style of pop-indie/alternative rock. As always, these are all original works with text and music written and composed by Martin.

Only a year after Vestiĝoj, its sibling EP Ruinoj comes out with six acoustic songs. Martin’s voice and acoustic guitar paint the main part of the sound image, which is enriched by the sounds of, among others, mandolin, bass guitar, double bass, percussion instruments, and even women's voices. The result is an intimate and atmospheric album in a folk-pop style with carefully written and thought-provoking lyrics.



"Martin Wiese’s creation belongs to the highest achievements in Esperanto music to date."
(from a review of Superbazaro by Pablo Mojayev in La Ondo de Esperanto)


Click on his albums to listen to or download them.

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