With the characteristic combination of folk tones, acoustic guitars and a singing voice that is both rough and fragile at the same time, MARTIN RUBASHOV paints cinematic sceneries for the listener of being a seeking wanderer in the deep forest of the Swedish forests of Hälsingland. In the distance, the sun falls through the pines that create a warm contrast against the dark trees. The ground is covered with cold muddy moss and the dew lies like unshaded smoke over lingonberry and uprooted trees. You hear the sound of something moving in the dark. Eyes are watching you vigilantly from the crowns of the trees and you can sense something or someone insidious through the light morning fog. The environment is timeless, as a world of your own imagination in a dull future dystopia, with a shimmering streak of hope twined as a golden thread in the dark web.
Big trees, massive mountains and deep waters are some of the factors that frequently lure Martin Rubashov into the forest. The tangible awareness of being a small part of something bigger helps him to stay close to the feeling of what is truly and authentic. In 2018, Martin Rubashov released his latest album ‘The Nature Script’. In 2020, Martin Rubashov returned with the single release ‘Lights of July’ featuring Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), and was followed up by the second single ‘Goblin’ (sep 24th 2021). Next up is the third and last single ‘Pillars’ before the album release in 2022.
In November 12th, Rubashov release ‘Pillars‘, the third single of the upcoming album ‘Members of the Green Phlox‘. Martin‘s paths leads him through the forest where he finds finer places for the music to express itself in the right way, this time with the beautiful single ‘Pillars‘ featuring Sofia Westlin, who’s living in Martins hometown in Hälsingland and is well-known with the mesmerizing nature there where Martin finds his inspiration. Martin Rubashov about the single:
“Pillars are trees. The magical surroundings and those secret paths. About hidden treasures and those old places where people has lived their dreams. About the fear of losing nature to the bad ones. Trees.. they even stand tall when they are dying. Nurture nature and heal yourself.” // Martin Rubashov
Stream/Download ‘Pillars’ on optional platform: https://ingrv.es/pillars-znw-k
The upcoming album ‘Members of the Green Phlox‘ will be acoustic and dream-like with the sounds of nature weaved into the soundscape. Martin describes the music as “The feeling of landing on a cold but inspiring and encouraging world, inside a warm pine forest.” He continues “I’ll use my twelve stringed guitar a lot more and I have written the majority of the material, I still haven’t left the forest and I’ll stay here when it comes to my music. I want to widen my view more. Wander deeper into the forest. Build sounds to connect the songs and record more of nature to tie into the lyrics that take place here.”
More about Martin Rubashov
Martin Rubashov has previously released three albums and several EP’s via Despotz Records and he continues proven himself of being a poet and great musician. With critically acclaimed songs such as Hideout, Muddy Mountain King and Black Elk (featuring Anders Fridén, In Flames), Martin shows his gift of being able to invite the listeners into his love for nature and the seductive forces of the forests, both good and evil.