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wintermaerchen – sound too cold to listen to

the debut album „wintermaerchen“ of my group ORkAaN FAbLeS hit stores in november 2003. it’s a collection of fairytales and songs catching the mysticism of the world of everlasting ice and it‘s many surreal creatures.

wintermaerchen ORkAaN FAbLeS

wintermaerchen ORkAaN FAbLeS

the sounds on this album are so cold, you will have to break them off your speakers and melt them in the fire to be able to listen to them!

we recorded the album in munich at realistic sound in a couple of days. because we’ve been playing live quite a bit the recording process was pretty smooth and quick. we got the recording of the instruments out of the way quickly so we could focus on the voice. since german ist not hester’s native language (dutch is), the most important part was to coach her along to get her german pronounciation right. she is incredibly versatile with her voice which helped a lot getting her through the sometimes heavy lyrics. of course you can still hear that german is not her native language but I think her accent adds even more of a mysterious touch to the music and the stories.

after the album was done we did a two night release gig in munich at a place called “tube”

to spice things up a bit and because hester wanted to fully concentrate on her laptop performance we asked anna clarin ( daughter of german actor hans clarin) to be the voice of the tales. she did an incredible job and the performances were received very well.

the audiobook “wintermärchen” is available at itunes, amazon, and other stores…

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uptown and the bronx

„uptOwn and thE brOnX“ is a video project I filmed, edited and scored in 2005. it’s available as a free podcast download on the internet.
the short film shows a ride on the 1-train of new york city, which connects most of the jazzclubs on manhattans westside, and therefore is one of my most frequented lines.
the film demonstrates that the conductors of the mta are the one and only rappers alive!!!

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reviews – no trespassing

„… A very well packaged CD, and the music lives up to the packaging. Up to the minute jazz , with variey, excellent compositions -plus polished arrangements and performances.
Richard Good, Radio One 91 FM

„One of the most unusual and original material I’ve received in recent months! International team of great musicians led by, unpredictable Juergen Reiter shifts throuh different song structures with ease producing excellent sound experience. Must admit, never heard of Mr. Reiter before, but from now on he’s on my list of people I’d like to hear more and more again…“
Vasja Ivanovski, 94.1 FM RADIO 2

„Certainly a great mixture of experimental fusion of sounds/electronics and a strong structure of Jazz. From beginning to end, this is a journey to many unknown/known territories…“
Paul Jove, Radio Contemporanea 103.7FM

no trespassing liner notes

no trespassing liner notes

„…very interesting cd, that offers a lot to discover. curious about the next release and how the group´s sound will evolve…“
Robert Lochmann, Radio X (Frankfurt), DJ Jazzmadass

„This is a great CD !!! Full of very interesting sound scapes that challenge and also full of very traditional straight jazz…“
Mark Robinson, GeorgeFM

„Fine adventurous writing and ensemble playing…“
Mal Stanley, ABC Classic FM

„…Nice trax… I like your “take’ on the jazz realm…it’s fresh and groovy!“
Mitchell Mendys WKNH Keene

no trespassing credits

no trespassing credits

„What a great sound you have…“
Michael Criddle Triple H-FM

„Brilliant, innovative jazz grounded in the traditional roots with a nice use of electronics (never too much), real pleasant melodies, all the musicians are doing a good job.“
Pascal Dorban Radio ARA, Luxembourg
“…remarkable recording…”
Dick Hughes, Jazz Action Productions, Sidney, Australia

“The album is really great…Keep up the good work!”
Filipe Santos, Pais Relativo, RUA FM, Portugal

“What wonderful music! The cd is well paced and the compositions are fascinating. Great musicians.”
Steve MacLeod – Host of Jazzology on Cjsr FM

no trespassing more credits

no trespassing more credits

„we LOVE the new disc from Juergen Reiter and his
group ORkAaN ORkEstRA here at 100,000 watt radio station KUMD in Duluth MN, USA…Great new release!!“
John Ziegler, 100,000Watt Radio Station, KUMD, Duluth, USA

„This is certainly an interesting and intriguing recording and offers a different slant on Electronic Music. It is innovative in concept and meaning and it takes several listenings to understand the purpose and objective of the Album. I was also very impressed with rhythm and bass and percussion backing, it is well laid down and evolves well with the Electronics.“
John Reid, Keith Community Radio 102.8 F

„Juergen Reiter ens porta la seva darrera producció entre Manhattan i Europa, a cavall dels dos continents i de dues maneres d’entendre la música. En aquest món multi-cultural, el seu só també ho troba, i les diferents influèncias s’hi deixen sentir tant com la procedència dels mebres de la banda, “Orkaan Orkestra”, indiquen. L’àlbum, titulat “No Trespassing”, conte 10 peces que experimenten en sons, estils i improvitzacions varies sobre un únic coixí d’esplèndit jazz. Aquest és ja el seu 7è projecte musical, des de l’any 2002. Aquest jove i creatiu music té ara 36 anys. Més informació a www.orkaan.com. L’àlbum es pot adquirir a http://cdbaby.com…“
Rafel Corbi, Radio Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Spain

no trespassing front & back

no trespassing front & back

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