Sweet songs with a viscious edge, that's how the music of Finn Silver can be described. Light as a feather Finn Silver is taking you along the cliffs of fat hiphop, deep jazz and mysterious singer/songwriter melodies.
For 'Crossing the Rubicon', Finn Silver's debut album, initiators Mark Berman (producer/composer) and Fridolijn van Poll (leadsinger/lyricist) gathered some topmusicians, resulting in a unique Amsterdam - London - Berlin connection.
Londonbased drummer Richard Spaven (Jose James/Flying Lotus/Cinematic Orchestra) is collaborating with the dutch king of free jazz, upright bass player Ernst Glerum. Bass player Glenn Gaddum Jr. and Pianist Daan Herweg (Caro Emerald) were closely involved in the writing process, just as 21 year old rising saxophone-star Ben van Gelder. Stefan Schmid (zuco103) left some muddy electronic footprints on the album.
Early 2011 the band finished their debutealbum which was recorded in Berlin, by Axel Reinemer, member of the legendary Jazzanova collective.
On may 23rd Crossing the Rubicon was released, and received some great press responses right away
With a strong band, an special liveshow that contains beautiful video-art and a killer of an album in their hands Finn Silver is ready to hit the festivals and stages in 2011.
"Crossing The Rubicon" sounds so professional that you almost forget
this is a debut album. Holland welcomes a new top band: Finn Silver!" translated from muziek-reviews blog
"All the layers come together perfectly, which makes this album a soft, yet impressive accomplishment that has not really been heard before." Translated from Demofarm.net
"…Crossing the Rubicon is like a pop jazz record that fell out of the heavens, doing justice to the legacy of great vocal jazz records. It’s a torch-bearer kind of album." nahhoe.wordpress.com