BOBO und HERZFELD
file under: world / pop
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Astonishing, surprising, controversial: in their “favourite project”, singer-songwriter Bobo (“ ...in white wooden houses”) and sound artist Sebastian Herzfeld give new life to well-known and unfamiliar German folk songs and poems of the Romantic period. Bobo sings these songs about great human emotions – love and pain, hope and fear, homesickness and longing – in a way that makes you feel as if you have never listened to them before. Sebastian Herzfeld sits enthroned at his prepared piano, between an array of other unusual instruments. A unique mixture of folk, jazz, pop and experiment!
The German Worldmusic Award «Ruth» goes to BOBO for "Lieder von Liebe und
Tod" (Songs of Love and Death)
The award presentation will take place on July 5, 2008 during the Tanz & Folkfestes
Congratulations, Bobo, and thanks
to the jury, the Tanz & Folkfestes Rudolstadt, Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk MDR
Bobo In White Wooden Houses
The new Blank + Jones album
The Logic of Pleasure
includes the song
Where You Belong
performed by BOBO
Bobo In White Wooden Houses
file under: Pop
Release June 29, 2007 digital only
Radio" available from the
of Bobo In
White Wooden Houses
and via mailorder from Traumton's cd shop.
Worldwide digital release scheduled for June 29, 2007.
Finally! Bobo In White Wooden Houses is back with a new album – and
it seems like she had not even been away. Almost ten years have passed since
her highly successful 1990s releases on Universal Music and her appearance
as the angel’s voice on Rammstein’s famous song „Engel“.
But Bobo’s most beautiful voice – crystal clear, fragile, unique – still
sends shivers down your spine.
„Mental Radio“ seamlessly hooks up with Bobo’s earlier works. Once
again she presents an inexhaustible source of timeless melodies and brilliant
pop arrangements which you would never want to miss.
Welcome back, Bobo. We hope you’ll be around for a while.
von Liebe und Tod - Songs of Love and Death
file under: Folk / Pop/ Other
Release May 11, 2007
Have a listen at MySpace
"A pretty serious candidate for album of the year is what vocalist Bobo presents
us under the title of "Lieder von Liebe und Tod" /"Songs of Love
and Death" (Traumton 4504/Indigo). German folk songs and most especially
some of the great German poems, mostly classical or from the romantic era, are
congenially put to music and very sparingly arranged here by Sebastian Herzfeld.
He works absolutely eclectically - sometimes it sounds like an acoustic version
of Pink Floyd, sometimes like Philip Glass's minimalistic film music - and yet
this music is primarily one thing: a picture artistically set in motion, or even
better: a scene of drama, perfected, crafted by means of music. Bobo interprets
these magnificent lyrics with a clarity and sincerity that doesn't only open
up the ears, but that which mythical tradition has inscribed in all these songs:
the soul. Her singing is a guide to sensibility. These unusual and not only commercially
risky recordings are of a consistant brilliance that literally gives you the
shivers. Whoever opens up to this grandiose miniature music theater, this common
people's cosmos , will leave it rewarded beyond imagination. New standards are
being set here."
Jazzpodium, June 2007, Volker Doberstein