Category Archives: River Mouth Echoes

River Mouth Echoes reviewed by The Squid’s Ear

Her voice is only heard on one track (the solo-with-electronics piece “Wintergarden”), but surprisingly it isn’t missed; in a less literal sense, her voice is heard throughout. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by The Sound Projector

It holds a convincing candle to any given piece of sheet music loosed from the Darmstadt school. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Textura

Transcending genres like classical or jazz, the album’s six pieces might best be classified as electro-acoustic experiments liberated by Ratkje’s fearless sensibility and open-ended methodologies. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Judas Kiss

For a start… what kind of music is this? Electronica Extravaganza, Sine Waves, Noize, Clicks’nCuts, Moderne Kammermusik, a Silent Picture Soundtrack or Dada? I couldn’t tell if someone asked me. But be warned anyway, this album is haunting! Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Blow Up (IT)

Benché ancora giovanissima, la compositrice norvegese Maja Ratkje giunge alla pubblicazione, per i tipi di Tzadik. Continue reading

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Nyt album fra Maja Ratkje til nysgerrige ører (DK)

Politiken:
Maja Ratkje har i en årrække stået som en af de mest spændende norske komponister og musikere, der bevæger sig på tværs af genreskellene. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Gaz-Eta (PL)

Nowy album, który Maja Ratkje wydała w Zornowskim Tzadiku jest w istocie retrospektywnym przeglądem solowych dokonań norweskiej wokalistki i kompozytorki… Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Improjazz (FR)

Parmi elles, Maja Ratkje, joue de la musique avec sa voix, ses filets de voix, ses susurrements, ses sifflements, ses fredonnements, ses grommellements, ses grognements, ses hurlements, ses parlers et ses chants, tous leurs échos et leurs détournements par des machines désirantes. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Geiger (DK)

Kompositionerne kendetegnes netop ved en udpræget åbenhed og en interesse for klangfarver. Det er en musik, som skal høres, ikke læses i et partitur. Continue reading

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Hardcoremodernismen opdateret (DK)

Seismograf:
Ratkje hører til sin generations betydeligste komponister, og denne cd er en fortræffelig præsentation af hendes musik. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Nutida Musik (SE)

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje är en av Nordens mest hörda musiker och kompositörer i dag. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Dusted Magazine

The viola da gamba, being a progenitor of the contemporary violin and cello, sounds inherently antique, suited more for music of the 16th century than the 21st, but Ratkje manages to imbue them with an intense sense of the contemporary. Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes reviewed by Tiny Mix Tapes

Sometimes all those little pedals and gizmos can’t match the ability of a full symphony to create energy and power, especially a symphony reading the music of an artist with a true appreciation for treading the bounds of chaos. Continue reading

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