Jazz-Fun Review

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The jazz world is opening its arms to my music with an excellent review from Jazzfun of my newly arrived CD “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold”. “Purists may question the jazziness of this recording, but what good are such discussions when a shiver runs down your spine when listening to this CD? The sparse arrangement […]

September 5, 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

The Resistance Movement

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“It is a compositional “tour de force” in the jazz-rock field, with thoughtful lyrics, celebrating the sprightliness of life. Although surrounded by high-calibre musicians like Zoltan Csörsz (Flower Kings) -drums, Jonas Hellborg (Ginger Baker, John McLaughlin etc.)- bass, plus the famed Devin Townsend (who’s playing…bass on the song “Trivialize Love”), they not only avoid taking over, […]

August 1, 2021

Art/Music Exhibition

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In these pandemic times, that make it difficult for the musician and the audience to meet, it’s inspiring to find alternative opportunities for making this happen! Such as this collaboration with progressive and adventurous artist Luciana Tamas, whose art exhibition is happening these days, in Braunschweig, Germany! She has invited artists from different fields to […]

July 20, 2021

When Words Fail…

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James Cox in South Carolina payed a visit to this charming place in the Swedish forest via Zoom for a lengthy conversation on music and other aspects of life and creation, for When Words Fail Music Speaks. The audio version is online here , and the video interview will follow soon. Here’s what When Words Fail […]

June 25, 2021

Guitare Xtreme Magazine – France

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Guitare Xtreme Magazine – le magazine des guitaristes features Ana in their May 2021 issue (no. 101) with a set of questions on her prefered playing equipment and setup, music influences, past career and of course her newly released album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold”.     It is thrilling that Patan’s introduction to the French audiences is […]

May 26, 2021