Marco Annau & Urban Native

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Marco Annau & Urban Native




"Urban-Native" is the band collective around Viennese composer and pianist Marco
Bulgarian throat singing meets synthesizers, meet home organ- basses, meet minimalist pop drumming and weighs in 13-eighth note.
Originally, Annau started his musical career with film and media music, anchoring his signature through "World Music" as composer and musical border crosser. His works for the "Özlem Bulut Band" were among the top 20 of the "European World Music

The Iranian guitar virtuoso Mahan Mirarab, top bassist Martin Berauer and scene drummer Michael Leibetseder complete the dynamic world-jazz quartet and expand the haunting pieces of Annau by profound improvisations.
Guest vocals are Özlem Bulut and Anna Anderluh.

"A contemporary tribute to the great jazz and pop albums of the 1970s, which showed me the path into a career as a musician. The joy of experimentation, stylistic curiosity and the gesture of musical embrace. " (M.Annau)

Urban Native is not a time machine, but a vehicle to find alternative exits that an album from 1973 would not have taken. Since all six pieces oscillate between the two positions of the "urban instinct" and the "impulses of progressive Jazz and Pop", Annau speaks of a concept album.

A travel diary from jingle world over oriental music into jazz with stunning results!


Marco Annau: Keyboards, Compositions
Mahan Mirarab: Guitar, fretless Guitar
Martin Berauer: Electric Bass
Michael Leibetseder: Drums

Anna Anderluh: Guest vocals
Özlem Bulut: Guest vocals