Martin Ruby – SisyphusMartin Ruby
is an alt-folk collective led by Brooklyn-born, Moscow-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Marco North.
There are many things that make Martin Ruby's music special. They occupy a peculiar niche between folk and ambient. They use very old instruments. And they have Marco's deep voice and knack for changing characters like coats for every song.
But Marco's voice is not present on Sisyphus – a magical piece of music for people who "love the sound of trains in the night then we have work to do" (a quote from the band's Instagram). It is an ambient soundscape thickening like the night around Marco's banjola playing.