Michael Schiefel: I Don't Belong: Presscuts
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Release Date: 24.02.2000
TT Catalogue No: 4433
- "The human voice has a natural ability to do things which can hardly be achieved
by other means. It can not only delight the souls of its listeners, but their
skin as well. Young Schiefel knows all about the magical power which lies in
his vocal chords. [...] Michael Schliefel is an entertainer, although his art
would more likely be classified as avant-garde. Some one who is not afraid
to make serious music while flirting with the light-hearted
FAZ, Anna-Bianca Krause, 17.7.2000
- "Michael Schiefel sends his voice on an expedition into virtual space
like nobody else.
Jazz Thing, Eric Mandel, June-August 2000
- "I don´belong" evades classification among all the stylistic
camps - it is neither jazz nor pop or classical, thereby creating its own free
space for interpretation. Here´s a growing artist who doesn´t depend
on the certainty of others. And that´s the way it should be."
Klassik heute, Ralf Dombrowski, 4/2000
- "Inflexible type-casters scratch their heads, but Frank Zappa nods in
approval between the lines - of music."
Berlin Ticket, Norbert Tefelski, 4/2000
- "Intriguing sound landscapes between celestial spheres and traumatic
- "Apart from him (Michael Schiefel), only few master the voice so well
that they can create an entire orchestra in their listeners´ ears. Al
Jarreau and especially Bobby McFerrin are names
that come to mind, but Michael Schiefel is really doing something completely
- "The pawn-juggler from Berlin is very close to today. Because he doesn´t
rituals, because he demonstrates just what an "I" is made up of.
But above all, because it´s fun to hear it."
Leipziger Volkszeitung, Ulrich Steinmetzger, 23.3.2000
- "A highly original product plumbed from the very depths of the vocal