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Fragmente nie geschriebener briefe

"[...] La Matern dimostra così grande sensibilità nel plasmare la propria musica lavorando per sottrazione e al contempo amplificando strutture compositive il cui incedere lento restituisce la forza discreta di una fragilità sospesa, densa di pathos. "

/ / / found on // music won't safe you [musicwontsaveyou.com] // 
by Raffaello Russo

on thursday, january seventh 2016.

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"[...] Il risultato di questa nuova via è una narrazione più calda, dal sapore cinematico e dai tratti onirici che trova nelle linee maggiormente strutturate del piano il suo tono romantico e nell’enfasi della voce della Matern il suo pathos.
Ci ha nuovamente spiazzati Maike Zazie, riuscendo però ad incantarci ancora  con la delicatezza e la fragilità della sua musica.
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/ / / found on // SoWhat [sowhatmusica.wordpress.com] // 
by
Pepe Trotta
on monday, december twenty-eight 2015.

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About
regen:tropfen

"The resulting album [regen:tropfen] is a masterpiece. [...] Hearing an album as original as regen:tropfen helps to remind one that there are still unexplored regions of music to be pioneered. Matern is just the kind of girl we want at the head of that expedition, too [...]. "

/ / / found on // space city rock [www.spacecityrock.com] // 
by
Robin Babb
on friday, february eleventh 2011.

 

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"Her name may suggest that she comes from another star but her melancholic songs display an earthiness that ground her very much in the ethereal here and now."

/ / / found on // mr nixon's music class edition 86 [www.myspace.com/paulgarynixon] //
by Paul Gary Nixon

on tuesday, december fourteenth 2010.

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The Greek online blog the art of thinking with sounds calls regen:tropfen a 'masterpiece' as well.

/ / / found on // thinking with sounds [www.theartofthinkingwithsounds.blogspot.com] // 
by Xνούδι

on tuesday, december fourteenth 2010.

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"Matern hat mit ihrem durchgängigen, neoklassischen 'regen:tropfen' ein Album geschaffen, das sich locker neben Werken von für sie wichtigen Künstlern wie Peter Broderick oder Yann Tiersen ins Regal stellen lässt. [...] Materns Label, das in London gegründete Drifting Falling, hat jetzt endlich eine weibliche Musikerin im Katalog - herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem Signing."

/ / / found in //Missy Magazine [www.missy-magazine.de] // 
by Liz Weidinger
#04/10

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"Regentropfen is a lovely jewelry box melody. […] When Zazie’s voice meets up with the instrumental line, it’s 'pay dirt'."

/ / / found on //pennyblackmusic [www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk] // 
by Lisa Torem

on wednesday, october twenty-seventh 2010.

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"There’s something incredibly warm and inviting about Regen:Tropfen, like trailing your hands in a stream on a warm day.[...] This is graceful, effortless music, the perfect soundtrack for sunny afternoon tea and cake."

/ / / found on //cyclic defrost [www.cyclicdefrost.com] //
by Joshua Meggitt
on wednesday, october twenty-seventh 2010.

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"[...] Zazie's music has the unifying potential to becalm and entertain. Piano and experimental fans alike can be grateful to her for creating such sparse, beautiful art."

/ / / found on // the silent ballet [www.thesilentballet.com] //
by Tom Meagher

on monday, october twenty-fifth 2010.

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"Auf Regen:Tropfen finden sich neben unglaublich melancholischem Klavierspiel atmosphärische Soundschnipsel aus Vogelgezwitscher, knarzenden Türen, plätscherndem Wasser und menschlichen Stimmen. Maike Zazie Materns Album [...] ist extrem introspektiv - und damit genau das richtige für verregnte Herbsttage, an denen man sich nur noch unter der Decke verkriechen möchte."

/ / / found in //an.schläge . das feministische monatsmagazin [www.anschlaege.at] //
by Sonja Eismann

october 2010.

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"Throughout regen:tropfen, Matern’s mastery of the piano and her classical training are highlighted, the melodies are deep and powerful, as well as possessing an exceptional beauty. regen:tropfen is an exquisite modern classical work which introduces Maike Zazie Matern as an exceptional talent whose star is surely on the rise."

/ / / found on //fluid radio [www.fluid-radio.co.uk] // 
by
Adam Williams
on friday, october eighth, 2010.

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"Zazie zet met haar breekbare muziek vooral een intieme sfeer neer, waarbij de regendruppels op de ramen tikken terwijl de open haard knettert. Een onwaarschijnlijk mooi droomdebuut. "

/ / / found on //caleidoscoop [www.subjectivisten.nl/caleidoscoop] //
by
Jan Willem Broek
on thursday, october seventh, 2010.

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"It's an astonishing debut [...]. The music here is really powerful and emotive and whilst it's doing all of that heavy stuff it's also completely beautiful and absorbing! "

/ / / found on //norman records [www.normanrecords.com] // by Phil who called regen:tropfen "album of the week" & gave 5 stars
on thursday, october seventh, 2010.

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"The album offers a soothing respite from the hectic world of her current Berlin home-base by presenting fairy tale atmospheres that evoke the transporting magic of children's stories and songs. During the forty-minute set, piano notes fall like, yes, raindrops while tinkles add bell-like lustre and occasional electronic accents add percussive flavour.[...] the album's mood is mellow and alternately adult-like in the elegance of the melodious piano playing but child-like in its dream-like charm."

/ / / found on //textura [www.textura.org] // 
on thursday, september thirtieth, 2010.

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"[...] as any classical conductor will tell you, it takes balls to try and orchestrate a four-lane orbital road system. Balls and a knowledge of the electrical grid.[...] Zazie’s intricate blend of piano scales, gooseflesh samples, and faint busker strumming show even the classically trained can capture the city."

/ / / found on //cokemachineglow [www.cokemachineglow.com] // 
by George Bass

on tuesday, septembertwenty-eighth, 2010.

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"Ms. Zazie has a way with creating the most hauntingly brilliant minimalist structures. And out of their cold 'absent-lifed' tone's she brings warmth, profound beauty, and overall understanding of the importance of each and every 'small aspect' from life as we know it. [...] you need this album in your life (now). This album is gorgeous/nigh perfect."

/ / / found on //everythingischemical [www.everythingischemical.blogspot.com] // 
on tuesday, september fourteenth, 2010.

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