Creation of the Invisible

Creation of the Invisible


Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917344424
Catalog number: CR 73444
Releasedate: 03-11-17
- Another instrumental funky jazz fusion album by the Dutch band Marutyri. 

- Catchy melodies and grooves with brass riffs, fine keyboards and percussion.

- The band is a well-oiled machine.

- Album release concert 4 Nov. 2017, in LantarenVenster, Rotterdam.  

Creation of the Invisible is the second album on Challenge Records by the 8-piece jazz fusion band Marutyri. Their first album Inner Movements (CR 73423) received a Dutch Edison nomination for 'Best Jazz Album National'.

"I just wanted to say congratulations! The band and tunes sound wonderful." - Michael League, Snarky Puppy

About Inner Movements
''Music that has its own idendity. Marutyri sounds like a well-oiled machine that has got a beautiful future laid out for them'' - Erno Elsinga, Jazzenzo
"The début album ‘Inner Movements’ is full of indispensable grooves that are peppered with funky (beautifully arranged) brass riffs, with fine keyboards & Hammond organ, complemented with groovy Fender guitar and sparkling percussion." - Mattie Poels, Musicframes

The jelly fish has been an inspiration for this new album. Rik van der Ouw (bass and keyboard) explains:

"Nothing lasts forever. Everybody knows this. But there is a bunch of creatures out there who chuckle and point their tentacles at us. Because they know they’ll survive us all. Some members of the jellyfish family can repair themselves after being torn apart by a predator. They call this process ‘symmetrization’. In one sense, you might describe these little creatures as being immortal. The phenomenon of what a jellyfish actually does shocked me, and gave me the inspiration for the concept of this album. You could interpret putting an album together as ‘symmetrization’.
Everything starts off torn apart in a sense, and is then put together as a whole. The ideas are there in your head, but they’re all just floating around in there, loose and without purpose. We are creators of music, the invisible art. Even though you can’t see it, you know that it’s there. It’s kinda like the tiniest jellyfish. You’re never going to see them with the naked eye, but you know that they’re out there. Using an ‘immortal’ jellyfish as a metaphor, you gain the perspective that our lives are not un-ending. That’s the reason why we work so hard to leave a mark on this planet.
For us, music is our progeny. And music is immortal. It’ll survive us, and float around the universe like the immortal jellyfish floats around the ocean. Love is the essence of life. Without it, we wouldn’t be here. Without it, there would be no Creation of the Invisible. We’ve put in all of our love and energy into this album, and we hope that our invisible art will survive for generations to come. In the meantime, we’ll be busy symmetrizing!"

“Why don’t we start a fusion project?” These words were spoken as long ago as September 2014 by a group of friends in Rotterdam. They live together as friends, which they’d become at the Conservatory in Rotterdam. They share a passion for the beauty and complexity of jazz/fusion music, and they took a shot at it by starting their own band: Marutyri was born. They’ve set out a few deadlines for themselves to produce their first EP called The First One. This EP was shot entirely on live video and contained three self-written compositions. After the release, the band started giving their first performances around the local scene. Soon the band started building up an audience, and the comments were enthusiastic.

Marutyri kept on performing and writing new material and in the spring of 2015 they recorderd their second EP The Tribe. Again three brand new pieces and a bonus track were brought out on CD and as live videos. During that summer, the band played at the famous North Sea Jazz Festival where they received overwhelming energy from the crowd. The Tribe was fully sold out and the band received a lot of great reviews. Marutyri - at first it was a name that didn’t trip off the tongue, but soon people started remembering it.

In the winter of 2015, Marutyri went to the Rocktown Studio in Rotterdam to record their first full length album Inner Movements. A nine piece concept album with funky grooves, smaller and bigger sounding compositions and story-telling solos. In April 2016, they released the album by courtesy of Challenge Records, having an album release party at Bird Rotterdam and playing to a packed venue. An album release tour through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany followed. In December 2016, the band went on their first intercontinental tour through Asia, visiting China and Malaysia. In Malaysia, they played at the internationally renowned Penang Jazz Festival. After their return home they went back into the rehearsal room to work on a bunch of freshly written compositions.

In May 2017, Marutyri returned to the Rocktown Studio to record Creation of the Invisible, their second full length album. Inner Movements received an Edison nomination for Best Jazz Album National.