Review in HiFi & Musik

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“She is equally good at it all: guitar playing, singing, composing. Which is actually not that usual, for example that a skilled, yes, virtuosic guitarist would write such good, direct and accessible pieces.” Bengt Eriksson for HiFi & Musik, Oct. 2023, on Ana Patan’s album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold”

October 20, 2023

Jazz-Fun Review

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…A shiver runs down your spine when listening to this CD. The sparse arrangement and the unpretentious singing of Ana Patan, the simplicity and authenticity of the artistic expression contribute to the unique atmosphere of this recording.” Jazzfun, Sep. 2023

September 5, 2023

The CD Is Out In Shops!


For fans of physical products, the album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold” is now available on CD in shops around the world starting today, the 1st of September 2023! It can also be ordered online on

September 1, 2023

Prog Rogue – Album Review


An album review in PROG ROGUE May 20, 2023  ANA PATAN (ROMANIA) Spice, Gold and Tales Untold “Contrary to popular perception, I am not at all a narrow-minded, only symphonic/neo prog aficionado, as my vast music collection has all kinds of deviations in its ranks, from classical, jazz, new wave, alternative, rock, blues, pop, and […]

July 9, 2023

The Union of Composers and Musicologists…

Romania, Uncategorized

… from Romania, has recently (in its issue from September 2022) graced my musical efforts with a favourable album chronicle, by noteworthy author Doru Ionescu, in their official monthly magazine “Actualitatea muzicala” (The musical Actuality). “A German of Romanian origins with the most spectacular rise of all Romanian pop-rock musicians in the last years. Laudative cronicles, […]

July 7, 2023

On the Romanian National Television

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I have the honor of being included in a documentary/interview on Romanian musicians across the globe that is being aired on July 2 2022 at 22 Romanian time on national TV post TVR3. Hat Tip to Doru Ionescu and his professional team of young journalists, of which interviewer Iona Ivaș (13) was a beautiful surprise! […]

July 2, 2022

Story in Gitarre & Bass

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Featured in leatest issue (February 2022) of prestigious German magazine Gitarre & Bass, with an interview on three pages, conducted by the versed Heinz Rebellius! The essence of a two-hours-long discussion online – and probably the longest I’ve been talking about guitars ever. Not that I don’t like guitars – I am quite fascinated by […]

January 19, 2022

Guitars and Vocals on Devin Townsend’s Latest Release

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Absolutely thrilled to be a contributor on Devin Townsend’s latest double-album The Puzzle/Snuggles!! Earlier this year, when Devin sent his pretty gob-smacking raw sketches of these two very avantgarde compositions, two tracks of about 70 and 40-something minutes respectively, I was going through a quite dark and stressful time, so his message was a real godsend […]

December 15, 2021

Darkstars – Guitar Special


There seems to be a belief that one can never talk enough about guitars, play enough guitars or look at enough pictures of guitars. I don’t share that belief, but I do happen to be in the game somehow, so when I’m asked about my view on guitars I will give it (in a way […]

November 29, 2021

Homeland Recognition


It means a lot to me, when my work is being appreciated back home! Grateful for some cheering from reputed Romanian music journalist Alex Revenco in this article describing my career from its first sparks in Romania to my latest achievements – of which I am indeed proud! Thank you!    

August 29, 2021