“I want music that celebrates what is and what we often no longer notice. Something beyond words.”
On the second album "Traces Of The Past" Rio Nin not only shuts down the hustle and bustle of everyday life several gears, he also follows in the footsteps of the past. With these traces, all the happy feelings and memories you thought you had lost are back.
Everything started in the sleepy Nordhorn. cover songs? sing along? I can't. At 15 you have a lot to say to the world. So Rio Nin, aka Mario Brünink, taught himself a few moves, formed a band with a friend and stormed... no, not the charts... but anything that reminded one of a stage. You have to sweat for your first musical laurels. "We didn't want to be coffin savers," says Brünink. "No people dimming their lives." Music was protest. Against feet that have fallen asleep, narrow-minded thinking and sofa wasteland.
“I wanted something completely different. Breaking away with "Smoke on the water" and "Wish you were here" in the musical long-term memory. Something is happening there and he wants to be a part of it. The first compositions were recorded with a borrowed tape. Singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and the Eagles cheered him on.
"That has always remained: I want to move something with my music," says the guitarist.
And for that, every stylistic device was and is right for him. He mixes elements of folk, rock, jazz and classical music in a well-tempered manner and creates his own, unmistakable sound.
Rio Nin: "Nature in particular has always inspired me."
Style drawers aren't really Nin's thing. Whether with influences of fado, light Mediterranean music, folk or Bach: on the expressive steel-string guitar and with the technique of fingerpicking, Rio Nin creates spaces with his music that you want to crawl into. And in which one dives into the beauty of the world with wide eyes. Everything without words. Stop good music.
01 Traces Of The Past
02 New Beginnings
03 Time Passes By
04 From Heart To Heart
06 The Lonesome Oak
07 Beyond Words
08 break down
09 Peace And Quiet
10 Broken Shadows
11 April Min
12 Apple Blossoms
13 A Whisper In The Morning Light
14 Just A Moment