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   Bobo: Lieder von Liebe und Tod: Presscuts

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Release Date: 11.05.2007
EAN/UPC: 705304450420
TT Catalogue No: 4504


  • "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



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