Maja Osojnik Band


Mit ihrer dunklen Stimme, die auch mal an Nico erinnern kann, gibt Maja Osojnik aber auch eine perfekte Chanteuse im boulevardesken Vaudeville ab, von ihrem Quartett passend schmierig begleitet. Man merkt schon, ganz so ernst, wie das Thema vorzugeben scheint, wird die Sache nicht genommen. Vielmehr wird herzhaft dekonstruktivistisch zugelangt, aber nicht ohne die Melancholie traurig-schöner Melodien zu vergessen. Gut so.
(Thomas Kuschny, Kultur Zeischrift, 2011, AUT)

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Don’t expect to get a traditional jazz record. Osojnik shows to be a fantastic composer, musician and a creative mind. She mixes Slovenian folk songs with original work and blend experimental jazz with ethnic and light rock influences in a very natural way. Using electronic added sounds she creates her own universe. Without being explosive music, Osojnik sings in a direct and energetic way. Her unexpected twists, small musical jokes put a smile on my face and in-between I get amazed by the beautiful and authentic music she creates. ThisBlack Waters or Črne vode as the original title sounds. Is a strong new album by an artist with international quality.
(Eelco Schilder, folkworld, 2010, NE)

 

The Band:
Maja Osojnik – Voice, Composition, Text, Electronics, Recorder
Michael Bruckner-Weinhuber – Guitar, Composition
Philipp Jagschitz – Piano, Accordion
Bernd Satzinger – Double Bass, Composition
Mathias Koch – Drums

Photo: © Beat Schertenleib, bee-flat, bern, switzerland 2013

Here is Maja’s official website