New album by Marike Jager mixed by Grammy winner Tchad Blake. On Friday, April 1st, singer-songwriter Marike Jager will be releasing her new album, entitled “Here Comes the Night”. The album was mixed by multiple Grammy Award winner Tchad Blake, an idiosyncratic producer who has worked with such artists as The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Suzanne Vega. Marike feels proud, if a bit surprised at their collaboration: “I sent him a few songs and he was very keen. Since everyone in the band is a fan of his, we feel honoured that he wanted to work with us. Tchad loves dynamics, just like I do, and has a great feel for atmosphere.” Marike’s new album is very distinctive, with cinematic underpinnings. The band is bursting with energy and Marike’s guitar playing is compelling. “Everything’s falling into place. This is the album I’ve been looking forward to for years.” The recordings were done in the Jet Studio, the oldest studio in Belgium and a musical monument where both Edith Piaf and The Rolling Stones have set foot. Marike has had an exciting year, in which she released her first DVD on her own record label, devoted herself to furthering the career of Dutch band Woost, presented several festivals for the VPRO and wrote the music for her new CD. In the spring, Marike will be going on tour with her band, and can subsequently be seen in theatres and at various festivals.