Category Archives: River Mouth Echoes

River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Millefeuille (FR)

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje est comme son nom l’indique Norvégienne. Compositrice et musicienne à part entière… Continue reading

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The many sides of Maja Ratkje

Chicago Reader:
One of the things that’s made me such a huge fan of experimental Norwegian vocalist and composer Maja S.K. Ratkje is that she doesn’t subscribe to any kind of hierarchy concerning the various styles and approaches she deals with. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewes in Norwegian

Om Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkjes uttrykk kan man si mye. Det er variert – komponisten er også vokalimprovisator, skrur lyd og vrenger effekter – det er høyenergisk, det er raffinert og det er svært sjelden kjedelig. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Foxy Digitalis

River Mouth Echoes alternates between sweet romanticism and distorted ferocity, marking a dynamic set of compositions. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Musique Machine

River Mouth Echoes takes the listener on a varied, manic, strange and beautiful sonic journey. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Octopus (FR)

Qu’il s’agisse de haute voltige vocale, d’improvisation sans complexe ou d’offensive sonore, Maja Ratkje a déjà largement prouvé qu’elle était aussi douée qu’insatiable. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Boomkat

In addition to being one of the most exciting vocalists and noise musicians working within the contemporary avant-garde scene, Maja Ratkje should also be regarded as one of Europe’s foremost young composers. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by The Wire

Maja Ratkje is a scary new typ of composer: trained to write for orchestra, a member of the all-female Improv quartet SPUNK for 12 years, a noise freek and still in her early thirties. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by MIC

For this new release Maja Ratkje has put together a selection of recordings of her compositions, spanning the last ten years. The key-word is intensity. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Brainwashed

As part of Tzadik’s ongoing Composer series, this album highlights the many sides to Maja Ratkje’s approach to sound. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Signal to Noise

Singer Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje has a sensibility that comfortably embraces a wide range of styles, and she has an impressive ability to synthesize them in her own compositions. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by themilkfactory

Despite being only 34, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje is one of the world’s leading modern composers and musicians and has been for well over a decade. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by All Bout Jazz

Multidisciplinary electro-acoustic composer/vocalist Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje has, over the course of the past decade, built a significant reputation in her home country of Norway as an intrepid artist for whom few, if any, boundaries exist. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Danmarks Radio (DK)

En særlig flot lydbehandling. Det er i det hele taget et gennemgående træk ved Maja Ratkjes musik. Hun har virkelig evnen til at fastholde og bevæge, og selv i de mest stille passager skaber hun en musikalsk spænding, der gør, at man som lytter sidder klistret til højttalerne. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Soundofmusic (SE)

”River Mouth Echoes” är ett mycket välkommet tillskott i Maja Ratkjes skivkatalog. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Onda Rock (IT)

La musica si genera in sincopi o avvalli, in tensioni o cospetti di cui l’auriga Ratkje rivendica autorità e arbitrarietà di scelta. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Sound Contest (IT)

Sguardo vispo e ammaliatore, questa trentacinquenne brunetta non la diresti neanche norvegese. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Radio France (FR)

Sur le même label (Tzadik) l’artiste norvégienne Maja Ratkje a compilé une dizaine de titres particulièrement intenses… Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Nordische Musik (DE)

Sie ist so etwas wie Norwegens geniale Störenfriedin, eine musikalische Krawallmacherin und Querschlägerin Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Paris Transatlantic

River Mouth Echoes is a reminder that Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje is not only an acclaimed performer. Continue reading

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