Melancholic harmonies, shimmering loops and sophisticated arrangements form the basis of Maria Basel's sound. On her debut EP "Layers", released in 2021 on Listenrecords, the Wuppertal native brought together her strengths as a classically trained musician and her preferences for electronic sounds, jazz and RnB for the first time - now she is coming on tour with her debut album "Bloom"!
The constant element of her compositions are piano and rhodes - but Maria Basel draws a differentiated, wide arc on this foundation, from fragile, thoughtful, natural sounds to powerful, beat-heavy and electronic elements. In reflective lyrics she processes encounters from her life, leaving a lot of room for interpretation and association by the listeners. Maria Basel writes, produces and plays most of her music independently.
Born in the Ukraine as the daughter of a pianist and a cellist, she is deeply rooted in the music scene of the Bergisches Land and the Ruhr area - in the course of the last few years she has now been able to win fans throughout the country and far beyond: Basel has been a guest on TV Noir several times, played concerts with Alin Coen and Patrick Salmen, festivals in Germany, Romania, Spain and Italy, and went on her first tour of Germany. In the press, their music has been celebrated on DLF Kultur, NBHAP and 1Live, among others.