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„Expressing myself musically through the art and strong tradition of Paiste's beautiful cymbals and sounds never stops inspiring my creativity.“
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Marius is a serious, working drummer/musician from Molde, Norway. He started drumming at the age of nine years old for local groups, before progressing through music education in upper secondary school and further in the Norwegian Kings Army Band, as a youth. Marius then pursued further music education/development at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). He moved to Los Angeles in 2006 with british artist Pop Levi for extensive touring/recording. Performances all over the US, Europe and Australia follows, noteably Coachella (california), V-festival (UK) and Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), to name a few. After his American adventure, Marius returned to Norway (Oslo) and starts recording/touring with Norwegian pop group Montée and receives a Norwegian Grammy in 2010 with the same act. Since 2014 he has played drums/worked for norwegian pop artist Julie Bergan which has led to countless performances/tours all over Europe and Asia, notably a support tour of artist Alan Walker and support shows for both Justin Bieber and Dua Lipa. Marius is currently keeping busy as a session/live musician for numerous projects/artists besides teaching drums and live electronics at Edvard Munch Upper Secondary Music School. Marius has carved out a professional career in music and drums, lasting over 15 years going, and is known for delivering serious musicianship, paying close attention to details/arrangements, and to always serve the hiring artist and their music.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Full, rich, fairly bright, solid. Medium range, clean mix. Controlled and even feel. Very nice and sparkling stick sound supported by a breathy layer of wash. Perfectly balanced. A dynamic all around cymbal for many musical styles played at moderate level.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson