Die Resonanz Stanonczi

1. Fifi
2. Blosniza
3. Challu Nobeti
4. Friendly Pivo (for Sasa + Goran)
5. Nene
6. Edelbrand
7. Root Dance: mp3
8. Dancing Ladies
9. Flaschengeist
10. Hopeful ID
11. Paminowitsch


nml 0835 CD 2008 - 44'27''

Amy's Statement about "Edelbrand":
"Johannes Steiner is a wonderful, virtuoso Harmonika player based in Salzburg. He invited me to join him for a new project with drummer Robert Kainar, and clarinettist Norbert Asen and so we began to play concerts as Die Resonanz Stanonczi in the spring of 2006. It has been a fantastic learning experience for me - to learn the exquisite songs of Hannes, and to share the joy of improvising, and to appreciate the playful spirit that is at the center of Die Resonanz. We have played many concerts, and are pleasantly surprised when the audiences go wild every time! Our music crosses many borders, between the East and the West, between Structure and Freedom, and it 'resonates' well with all the people we have played for. This new recording is very exciting for us, it was a pleasure to work on the compositions and arrangements and to discover that our voice as a group has synergistically evolved into something very special. Also, it was an honour for me that Hannes asked me to play some accordion on this CD. I wrote a few songs specially for the group, and I am very pleased with the results. We have grown into being a wonderful family, full of love and great communication, and you can hear it in our music."

Another good one from the group also known as "Die Resonanz Stanonczi" after "Live at Jazzit" on this same label. Like that one, "Edelbrand" should be warmly welcomed by who’s familiar with this kind of projects, especially when they involve Amy Denio (sax, clarinet, accordion), the other members being Johannes Steiner (diatonic harmonica), Norbert Arsen (clarinet, sax, chalumeau) and Robert Kainar (percussion, drums, trombone), everybody also singing. One expects a liking by fans of Lars Hollmer, Bratko Bibic, Die Knödel and others that will remain nameless, but supposedly the picture is now clear. I’m not saying that it is a masterpiece, not at all, yet it’s for sure one of those records that can put a couple of smiles on the face at the right moment. You have by now guessed at least a bit of the orientation of this music: a garden party in the East of Europe would probably constitute a fitting description. Happiness and cheer, with a few (very few) reflective moments and a lot (a real lot) of composed metres and unpredictable rhythms. The tracks fluctuate more on less on the same level: technically advanced easiness and relaxing vibes abound, with a pair of diversions - most notably the beautiful vocal chorale of the title track and the alien cross of Christmas carol and Irish reel which "Hopeful Id" represents. Everything impeccably played and sung in an unblemished, if not unforgettable release.
-- Massimo Richi, www.touchingextremes.org


Johannes Steiner diatonic harmonica, voice
Amy Denio altosax, clarinet, vocals, accordion
Norbert Asen clarinet, saxophones, chalumeau, voice
Robert Kainar percussion, drums, trombone, voice