junho 03, 2009


quinta-feira, 4 de Junho, 23h30

Estreia em Portugal.

// "A captivating voice, a fiery piano, a gentle acoustic guitar wandering into an expressionist cabaret, melodies, melodies and more melodies, words, emotion and magic: welcome to the unique world of LONELY DRIFTER KAREN. Lonely Drifter Karen revolves around TANJA FRINTA. Having been bewitched by the musicals she went to see as a child in the theatres and cinemas of her native Vienna, Tanja started writing her own songs after listening to a lot of folk, German cabaret music and punk rock. She was playing and singing in an all-girl indie pop band when, aged twenty, she packed her suitcase and left for Sweden, before ultimately moving on to Barcelona. It's there she met the other two people who became part of the band: Mallorca-born pianist Marc Meliá Sobrevias (who is responsible for many of the album's lovely arrangements) and Italian drummer Giorgio Menossi. Tanja sings, plays the guitar, writes these wonderful melodies and these lyrics full of evocative imagery and incisive twists-and-turns: feet become yo-yos, a mad inventor falls in love with a circus clown, girls turn into elephants, angels sigh while ladies resist ice-cream, a woman and a man get choked and, yes, the grass does sometimes sing…"

// "Viagem ao imaginário infantil e dos musicais dos anos 40, num cabaret fumarento com a belíssima voz de seda da austríaca Tanja Frinta, acompanhada pelos vários teclados do produtor espanhol Marc Melià Sobrevias e pela percussão do italiano Fausto Menossi." (Crónicas da Terra)
// "Tinged with melancholy, it's essentially jubilant, simple and lovely music" (Q)
// "A delicious concoction taking in Weimar Republic cabaret, Parisian café music, Mittel-European classical traditions, rustic Italian ballads, gipsy folk and more, all topped by the whimsical, occasionally child-like songwriting of frontwoman Tanja Frinta. 'Grass Is Singing' doesn't have a duff track on it" (The Daily Telegraph)
// "The arrangement swing elegantly between lush waltzes, stately woodwind, Weimar mischief and Hawaian ukelele…captivating." (The Observer)
// "Gorgeously captivating…full of quirky melodies and surrealistic folksy storytelling lyrics loaded with evocative fairytale imagery…A tasty aural confection that's as light as the Alpine air and as deliciously rich as a Viennese Sachertorte, which brings to mind the likes of Dory Previn, The Tiger Lillies, and Felt Mountain-era Goldfrapp (Nude)

www.myspace.com/lonelydrifterkaren // www.crammed.be/lonelydrifterkaren/index.htm

Quinta-feira, 4 de Junho: Lonely Drifter Karen [ao vivo, 23h30] + Mário Valente [dj set]