Lieven Martens Moana



[Edições Cn, Pac, Pacific City Sound Visions /BE]

Lieven Martens (Moana, formerly Dolphins Into The Future) is seeking for a thorough aestheticism of the impression. Using analogue and digital recording techniques, he creates an experimental form of music that refers to ethnomusicology and to sound art, collage and modern classical composition. Resulting in a very contemporary dialect, driven by a narrative. Over the past few years he has been performing all over the globe. From Mexico City, to Tokyo, Lisbon, Lecce, Honolulu, and Brussels.Kraak, a record label based in Ghent – Belgium, released a first LP under his birth name in 2013 (c.q. “Music From The Guardhouse). In 2015 he self-published a compilation of outtakes and sketches, produced on various formats (c.q. “Songs Of Gold, Incandescent”). And in March 2017, his newest LP“Idylls” came out on Pacific City Sound Visions (USA) and his own Edições CN. These three albums got critical acclaim on many music websites and in many print. Next to these activities, Martens runs a private press on which he releases records and books in limited editions; and he has been writing commissioned music for ensemble, for the national radio, for a commercial and for art exhibitions. He recently has been collaborating with fellow artists like Francesco Cavaliere, Roman Hiele (as Hiele Martens), Floris Vanhoof, Spencer Clark and Mia Prce (aka Miaux). In 2016 he received a grant from the Flemish Department of Culture.