Merel van Hoek
Merel van Hoek (1994) is a composer, guitarist and producer from The Hague, The Netherlands. Her instrumental indie songs – influenced by artists such as Radiohead, Tamino and Ólafur Arnalds – will guide you through melancholic musical landscapes. She is constantly pushing the boundaries of existing musical genres, creating a sound of her own.
Close your eyes, lay down and dream away with lyrical melodies, ambient guitar parts, evolving textures and gritty electronics.
For her neoclassical popband Eskina she composed, performed and released two albums: Everything is Coloured (2019) and We Were the Moon (2021).
“She’s on the fast track to become one of the coolest composers of The Netherlands.” – Marzio Scholten
About We Were the Moon:
“Enchanted instrumental pop” – Jazzthing (DE)
“Rarely have I listened to an album that makes such an impression because of its inspiring sincerity. We Were the Moon by Eskina could very well become the world, jazz or pop album of 2021. Really splendid music!” – Music Frames (NL)
”On the recently released We Were The Moon, Eskina has found a nice middle ground in the border area between classical chamber music and atmospheric pop.” – Nederlands Dagblad (NL)
”Perfect synthesis between different musical genres” – Rootstime (BE)
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LABEL SONNA Records
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