Releases

Next concerts:

15 June - Munkarpfestivalen, Munkarp 102, Höör SE - with band

29 June - Matverkstaden på Lokstallarna, Malmö SE - with band  Buy Your Ticket Here

12 July - Margaretas Trädgård, Fritidsvägen 39 Höllviken SE - solo

Spice, Gold and Tales Untold

A collection of 10 songs recorded all analog on 2" tape with a minimum of effects, compression and no metronomes. Featuring Devin Townsend, Jonas Hellborg, Zoltan Csörsz, Jonathan Herrera, etc.

"A treat for inquisitive minds" (Lazland)

“Vocalist and guitarist Ana Patan has an excellent new album out titled ‘Spice, Gold and Tales Untold.’ It’s a live analog recording that captures deep groove interplay from a very serious band. It features stellar bass work from Jonas Hellborg, who contributes to most tracks, as well as Devin Townsend and Jonathan Herrera. Drums are by The Flower Kings’ Zoltan Csörsz.

Of course, all of these musicians are known for their work across the jazz-rock and art-rock spectrums, but on Patan’s album, they’re here exclusively in service to the songs. Her pieces feature intelligent lyrics focused on the current, unfolding human condition, both micro and macro. Patan’s vocals are deep, soulful and kinetically intertwine with the songs’ very creative arrangements.

It’s superb stuff.” (Anil Prasad for Innerviews)

Buy on CD 15 € (+5 P&P)

4 panel plastic-free digisleeve with booklet containing lyrics and pictures from the recording sessions.
You will not be charged any taxes at the purchase of this product.

 

 

Buy Digital Album - on Bandcamp, 8 €

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 directly from the producing label, at Bardorecords.com

For a list of shops selling the record, please check out this post: Shops Around The World Where You Can Buy the CD

 

Austrian / German Radio Agora

Ana is on the radio!
Tonight 11 March, from 22:00 (CET) you can listen to a lengthy interview (in English) about the making of album Spice, Gold and Tales Untold.
on Austrian / German post radio AGORA 105,5
in the show Soulkantine
March 11, 2024

Review of "Silicon Pimp"

"There is a movement beginning to take form. [...] It is the cultural people, the songwriters, artists, and writers who, as ever, take hold of ideas and a zeitgeist and put it across to the public. Initially, it might be a small audience, but every major political and economic change starts like this, a movement which gradually morphs into an accepted norm where before it was dismissed as cultish or extreme at its root."
Here's an excellent review of new song and video "Silicon Pimp" on  Lazland.org
March 9, 2024

Silicon Pimp – from the NAMM Show California January 2024

“A brilliant songwriter” Lee Sklar
“Her vocal leaps seem effortless. At the same time Ana Patan is in full control of her guitaristic craft.” Tagblatt
“A sophisticated jazz/rock style. Her material is characterised by a sultry vocal delivery, along with intelligent and witty lyrics” Radio Wigwam
"The bare yet intricate music is complemented superbly by Ana’s earnest vocals, sometimes fragile and at other times loud and proud." ProgRadar
“Music flowing without limits, without barriers, impetuous like the water in a torrent” Metalhead Italy
“An excellent album, [...] superb stuff" Anil Prasad, Innerviews
“Jazz queen with her guitar” Bild
"Combination of sophisticated music and broadly relatable human themes" The Proglodytes
“Her musical presence brings a charm we’ve been missing” Sound on Sound Magazine
"A deceptive simplicity imbued with richness of subtleties; revelry in wit, warmth, and joy; centering around Patan’s beautiful voice" Radio Eclectic

 

Ana Patan’s album Spice, Gold and Tales Untold is finally out! As a Bandcamp download for now, and soon to come as a CD and vinyl!

The project has taken around ten years to germinate, mature and ripen into a natural, soothing-sounding product recorded entirely analog on two inch tape, with very little regard for perfect, computerised timing, compression or EQ, but high respect for content, sound texture, and ultimately musical expertise, as well as human interaction.

Center stage is the Song, communicated as raw and direct as possible, in the same form as when perfomed live, stripped of make-up, effects or overproduction.

The album features co-musicians of such names as Zoltan Czörsz, Jonas Hellborg, or Devin Townsend, who had a tremendous impact not only on the end result, but on Ana’s preparations and recording approach as well.  “They raised my standards sky high and I basically had some serious improving to do just to be at the same level as them.” she confesses to Pete Devine from Rock News and Views in an interview.

Ana Patan brings a melting-pot type of music luggage, congenial and familiar, still difficult to place. The German of Romanian descends grew up in a nest of Romantic influence, with a rich folkloric expression of its own, at the crossroads of Western Europe and the Orient. She has been absorbing experiences and making music in many corners of the world, from the ancient republic of Venice to Istambul, from Hong Kong to New York and Los Angeles…
Ana’s sultry voice, guitar playing abilities and her impacting genuineness are in service of a more aware and connected modern world. Her music is extrovert and rich in contrast, organic and intellectual, humorous and critical, energetic and laid-back, a multi-facetted hymn to everyday life, a mirror held to individual and humanity with all faults and splendour. (continue here to the full biography).

Press Features

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...

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"Spice, Gold and Tales Untold" has gotten a warm welcome in Poland today, after prestigious magazine "Top Guitar" has featured the fascinating story of Ana's way towards music and the making of this album. Signed by Maciek Warda, the article is featured both in Polish and in English, and it allows a...

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Netherlands magazine De Bassist just published a great account of Ana Patan's new album, gracing all the work that went into, and all the amazing bass players on "Spice Gold and Tales Untold"! "The result is a delicious organic record with beautiful thoughtful lyrics, with fine guitar solos and we hear hints of...

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"The record was ten years in the making, as Patan wrote over 100 songs in that span before narrowing the track list down to 10. In keeping with the authentic analog sound she was envisioning, she tracked everything onto tape reels and edited the mixes down using razor blades, a la production pre-1980's era. To handle the low end on the..."

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Anil Prasad reviewed for Innerviews "an excellent new album [...] titled 'Spice, Gold and Tales Untold.' It’s a live analog recording that captures deep groove interplay from a very serious band. [...] Her pieces feature intelligent lyrics focused on the current, unfolding human condition, both micro and macro. Patan’s vocals are deep, soulful and kinetically intertwine with the songs’ very creative arrangements. It’s superb stuff"

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Craig Ellis Bacon smashed yet again his own record of erudite apprehension of music in this formidable review of "Spice, Gold and Tales Untold" for Radio Eclectic "...a deceptive simplicity imbued with richness of subtleties; revelry in wit, warmth, and joy; the centering of Patan’s beautiful voice—for these reasons and more...

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