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Mark Tulk
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Musician, Artist, Producer
Musician, Artist, Producer

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here's the translation of a recent review of #Embers:

Two years ago, I was so impressed with the second CD of Mark Tulk’s “OF MEMORY AND THE DARK NIGHT” that the album ended up in third place on my 2014 annual list. I looked eagerly forward to what more this amazing singer-songwriter would have in store for us. With “EMBERS”, Tulk convinces me again with his amazing melodies, beautiful lyrics and elegant vocals. Born in Australia, but residing for years now in the US, Tulk had just completed his part of this new album with bassist and guitarist Joshua Stamper in Philadelphia, when he got involved in May last year in one of the worst US train accidents in the last few decades. After months of recovery from multiple fractures and a collapsed lung, Tulk could only finally finish the album this year. Due to the advanced stage of the album, only one short sentence on the CD "Train derailments by Amtrak," and the song "Heal Us As We Go” refer to his involvement in the disaster. It is noticeable that “EMBERS” (after “CENTRAL STATE”, the Gothic-americana / folk debut of Tulk, and the singer/ songwriter-like piano pop “OF MEMORY AND THE DARK NIGHT”), is again a big stride forward to a more accessible and inviting psychedelic piano pop sound, somewhere between the Beatles and the Eels, both in sound and quality. It is almost incomprehensible that Mark Tulk is still so unknown, but “EMBERS” could change this. Tulk’s music is again slightly easier to comprehend without compromising its uniqueness. Guest appearances by Jim White and Levon Henry, Joe’s son, add interesting names to the mix that will intrigue real music connoisseurs. And rightly so, “EMBERS” is a brilliant, almost flawless piano pop album."

Eric van Domburg Scipio 9/10 Heaven Magazine - July/August 2016

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my debut full-length release, "central state," is now on sale for only $5.99. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marktulk2
Central State
Central State
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Mark Tulk
Mark Tulk
marktulk.bandcamp.com

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in the sickly yellow light of this endless night.
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for those interested, you can hear "Burn So Slow" as featured on ABC Radio National here: https://soundcloud.com/marktulk/burn-so-slow-on-the-inside-sleeve-abc-radio-national

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ABC Radio National (Australia's NPR equivalent) today aired "Burn So Slow" off the new record! Cool! :) http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/insidesleeve/ise-10-06/5512998

here's the translation of what "Heaven Magazine" (The Netherlands) wrote recently:

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Amazing Psychedelic Singer-Songwriter of Pop and Rock Music

Australian Psych Rock singer-songwriter Mark Tulk has launched his second album “Of Memory And The Dark Night”. The US-based musician released his debut album “Central State” in 2011, followed by two EPs. With that album, Tulk draw the attention of music connoisseurs with his own and unique style of gothic Americana/folk music. That album was inspired by the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. Once known as the largest lunatic asylum in the world, its 25,000 anonymous graves hint at a macabre past. 

The subject of the “Of Memory And The Dark Night” album might not be that groundbreaking, but the title does indicate that Tulk once again visits the dark corners of the human mind. That works well since Tulk breaks musical boundaries with this album by refining his avant-garde Americana/folk style introduced with his “Central State” album. This time, his music is more accessible while still remaining a unique mix of psychedelic piano singer-songwriter pop/rock that leaves a lasting impression.

Tulk’s music has matured tremendously and with only three fellow musicians (guitarist Dan Nettles, bassist Joshua Stamper and drummer Marlon Patton), he has created an impressive and captivating sound. Tulk’s superb and accessible production never overwhelms his listeners, but effortlessly takes them on an equally adventurous, wonderful and emotional musical journey.

- Eric van Domburg Scipio 9/10

"Heaven Magazine" rated my new record 9 out of 10 in their april/may issue. so very kind of them! the official translation (from Dutch to English) is coming soon ...

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just posted a new video up on the internets.
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