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The Ana Patan Interview

New podcast on Jake Feinberg Show
A 37 min. discussion with Ana Patan "Free spirited guitarist talks about her creative sensibilities and the calling of music throughout various chapters of her life."
June 24, 2024

Latest Gig

From the latest gig with the boys, fragment from a reportage by Lars Stenberg, in full length here.

Next concert at Matverkstaden på Lokstallarna in Malmö SE on June 29.
See you there if you're around!

June 22, 2024

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

Guitare Xtreme

"A unique and captivating universe to discover urgently in her album Spice, Gold and Tales Untold"
Guitare Xtreme Magazine  spotlight on new song and live video "Silicon Pimp", which you can see here
March 4, 2024

Lazland Find of the Year

Find of the Year Award 2023 from Lazland.org

"There was a clear winner here. Ana Patan’s Spice, Gold and Tales Untold remains a regularly played album, which I headlined as a treat for inquisitive minds. It is a delight; she is a huge talent [...]"

January 10, 2024
"It is described as jazz-rock, but it's so much more" Album review (in German) on Melodiva, signed by Fee Kuhn
"The wide bandwidth and careful selection are pleasantly noticeable. Also special: the analog recording technology, which gives the songs a rough, simple, natural sound [...] fantastic accompanying musicians [...] excellent vocal technique"
Photo by Marcus Liedholm from latest concert.
December 20, 2023
"There's her voice, coming out quite straightforward. There's rhythm, force and passion, as well as clever lyrics, that make the album worthwhile."
Spice, Gold and Tales Untold - spotlight in Der Hörspiegel (in German)
November 29, 2023

NAMM

At NAMM Show '24 playing the Dogal Strings on a very beautiful, uniquely hand-crafted instrument by OD Guitars, at the Bare Knuckle Pickups booth!
Thanks to Marco Celegon, Omer and Tali Deutsch at OD Guitars, Aidan Israel, Michael Sean Miller, and Timmy, Ben and Chris at Bare Knuckle!
February 15, 2024
South of Sweden welcoming Ana's music with an extended story on two whole pages and the front cover of newspaper Norra Skåne!
Thanks to Lars Stenberg, Anders Mårtenson, Sofia Åström and Martin Davidsson!
December 29, 2023

Here's from a piece called "Mood for Italian Food", only available in these art/exhibitions contexts by gifted artist Luciana Tamas.

It's a funny quirky jazzy song about creativity, and how one needs nourishing breaks to refuel it.

Symptomatic/Asymptomatic is a pavilion, curated by Luciana Tamas, in the ample online art exhibition The Wrong Biennale.
November 15, 2023
A great review in reputed Vintage Guitar Magazine, plus a video feature of General Conspiracy, which you can see here.
October 26, 2023

GoodTimes Magazine

"What a striking effect lies in this clear arrangement!"
An excellent review of "Spice, Gold and Tales Untold" in the latest issue (Dec. 2023 - Jan. 2024) of Good Times Magazine!
January 16, 2024
 

"...One of the best I've heard in many years, across all genres.

By the way, the sound is also one of the best!
This album breathes and lives music.
One of my absolute top recommendations for you this year!!!"
Review of Spice, Gold and Tales Untold (in German) on Hören und Fühlen
December 6, 2023
Live music / ART / reading event with Ana Patan Trio (Ana Patan - guit, voc, Per Stadin - bass, Rickard Langnesund - drums) painters Susanne Bygdo and Marcus Liedholm, and author Åke Högman!
November 4, 2023
“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.”
A pwerceptive review of “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold” by reputed music journalist Bengt Eriksson in the latest issue (Oct. 2023) of Swedish magazine Hifi & Musik.

October 20, 2023

Guitare Xtreme Magazine

Illustrious French magazine Guitare Xtreme Magazine – Le magazine des guitaristes has words of approval for Ana’s latest online video of new song “Silicon Pimp”, which you can see here.
“A unique and captivating universe to discover urgently in her album Spice, Gold and Tales Untold”
Merci beaucoup les gars!
March 5, 2024

Good Times Magazine

This review from one of our favourite magazines in Germany simply made our day! Not only the observant and detailed chronicle of album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold”, but also the company with which Patan is sharing the page: Bryan Ferry, Anastacia, Bush, Frank Zappa…

Here a part of the text, in translation from German “One doesn’t know where to direct one’s respect for this globetrotter with Romanian roots: to the rhythmic and soloistic guitar work? To the fact that the singer/song poet Ana Patan, along with bass giant Jonas Hellborg and Flower Kings drummer Zoltan Csorsz, recorded everything on analog tape? Her lyrics, which are funny, philosophical and cheeky? Sometimes dreamy, sometimes funky, sometimes African: “The Human” allows a rhythmic casualness à la Paul Simons Graceland flare up […] “How Could We Live Before” asks whether there was life before the internet.
Voc/ g / b/ dr – what a striking effect lies in this clear arrangement!” Good Times Magazine Dec 2023/Jan. 2024

In original “Man weiß gar nicht wohin mit dem Respect vor der Globetrotterin mit Rumänischen Wurzeln: zur rhythmisch wie solistisch amtlichen Gitarrenarbeit? Zum Fakt, dass die Singer / Songpoetin Ana Patan samt Bassgiganten Jonas Hellborg und Flower-Kings-trommler Zoltan Csorsz alles auf Analogband aufnahm? Zu ihren Texten, die witzig, philosophisch wie frech daher kommen? Mal veträumt, mal funky, mal afrikanisch: “The Human” lässt rhythmische lässigkeit à la Paul Simons Graceland aufflackern […] “How Could We Live Before” fragt, ob es vor dem Internet schon Leben gab. Voc/ g / b/ dr – welch frappierende Wirkung liegt in dieser klaren Anordnung!” Good Times Magazine Dec 2023/Jan. 2024

 

HiFi & Musik

A splendid review of Patan’s album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold” by reputed music journalist Bengt Eriksson in the latest issue (Oct. 2023) of Swedish magazine Hifi & Musik.

 

 

“The electric guitar is the first thing I hear, both its sound and her way of playing it. Understated, almost quiet. Soft but with something resolute and impulsive, yes, tough. Clever and quirky with extra coloring of the chords. The next thing I hear is her voice. Also quite quiet but also highly determined. And yes, she can raise her voice and scream even more determinedly, for later bringing it down to softness again. And so also the songs. Both melodic and rhythmic, always melodic no matter how rhythmic they get. Jazz? Yes. Funk? Yes. Rock? Pop? Yes, that as well. All named genres, often at the same time, in and out of each other. A diluted heavy metal? Yes, maybe that in addition. Ana Patan grew up in Romania and came via Germany to Sweden.

She is equally good at it all: guitar playing, singing, composing. Which is actually not that usual, for example that a skilled, yes, virtuosic guitaristwould write such good, direct and accesible pieces. Some examples: On the quiet introduction of “Undeciphered” Ana lays down some electric guitar chords, and an electric bass plays – no, not just along, but actually with – the guitar. She then starts singing, precisely as I’ve described: from the calm, quiet all the way to the high, loud and determined. Observe the electric bass. Do you recognise it? I for one did. Jonas Hellborg plays bass, he does that on several tracks. His playing is so melodic and warm and at the same time powerful that it’s unmistakably him. Other musicians: Devin Townsend and Jonathan Herrera play as well bass, Jamal Evans percussion and Zoltan Csörsz drums. Further examples: Holly molly, on “The Human” she goes on to play an afro-melody/rhythm on the guitar. “21 Century Man” is actually hard rock, with a considerably rougher, fiercer guitar sound. “Hot Hot” doesn’t sound like the title but it is a layed-back ballad with beautiful chords. “How Could We Live Before” is jazz – or jazzy – both as guitar playing and singing. In the last piece we hear one more thing which is representative for Ana Patan’s guitar playing: both chords and notes. At the same time. Listen to the bright notes that sound on top of the chords.” Bengt Eriksson, HiFi & Musik, Oct. 2023

 

Vintage Guitar Magazine!

Vintage Guitar Magazine has been, for decades, one of Ana’s favourite publications in matter guitars and music,  with its long established and constant quality.

The honour and thrill is therefore substantial to find in its pages (no. 81, October 2023) a really snappy little review of her album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold”!

Not only that, but they also asked Ana to contribute for the occasion a video where she’s playing some of the music on the album and talking a bit about the release and her equipment. Check it out on the magazine’s page, here: https://www.vintageguitar.com/54701/ana-patans-funky-general-conspiracy/

 

Review in HiFi & Musik

“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.”
A splendid review of Patan’s album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold” by reputed music journalist Bengt Eriksson in the latest issue (Oct. 2023) of Swedish magazine Hifi & Musik.

Jazz-Fun Review

The jazz world is opening its arms to Ana Patan’s music with an excellent review from Jazzfun of her 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 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

“A treat for inquisitive minds”

British journalist Steve Lazenby finds in Ana Patan’s album “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold” so much more than the obvious, which makes this review particularly commendable!

He writes with the knowledge and sympathy of an insider, of a participant in the music, an attitude which allows him to understand a lot of the discrete meanings, in the lyrics, in the chords and in the way everything is played. In any work of art which took a decade to exist, there are bound to be plenty of details easy to miss or be brushed aside by anyone whose job is to hear and review a lot of albums daily. That trap is not for Mr. Lazenby, who managed to guide the listener along all the little miracles of this collection.

 

“desperately clever […] achingly beautiful”

“…achieves that very difficult trick of appearing to be one of the most utter simplicity but is, in reality, a very cleverly constructed piece of music and, perhaps more than most, achieves that “in the living room” effect for the listener.”

“Modern punk rock sensibilities infused with the blues. By god, this is so good. ”

“This piece of music will be an extremely strong contender for my “track of 2023” when it comes to the year close.”

“This is an album which ultimately makes me smile and feel good when I hear it, and, mind, also about our future as a race, because as long as we can express ourselves in this manner, there will always be hope.

Very highly recommended.”

Read the entire article here:
https://lazland.org/album-reviews-2023/ana-patan-spice-gold-and-tales-untold

Shops around the world where you can buy the CD “Spice, Gold and Tales Untold”

Here is a (still improvable) list of record shops where you may find it, depending on where you live:

Austria https://www.weltbild.at/artikel/musik/spice-gold-and-tales-untold_41458429-1

Australia https://kishkash.com.au/products/ana-patan-spice-gold-and-tales-untold-new-cd-1?variant=42343952613558

Belgium https://bilborecords.be/patan-ana-spice-gold-and-tales-untold

Czech https://www.cd-hudba.cz/cd-rock/patan–ana-spice–gold-and-tales-untold–1-cd-/

Czech https://www.musikhug.ch/de/vinyl_cd_geschenke/cd/rock-und-pop/spice-gold-and-tales-untold-patan-ana-bardo-cd–2676371.html

Denmark https://imusic.dk/music/0647882500121/ana-patan-2023-spice-gold-tales-untold-cd

France https://www.fnac.com/a18242455/Ana-Patan-Spice-Gold-et-Tales-Untold-CD-album

Germany https://www.mediamarkt.de/de/product/_ana-patan-spicegold-and-tales-untold-cd-2884210.html

Germany https://wom.de/poprock/detail/-/art/ana-patan-spice-gold-tales-untold/hnum/11462359

Germany https://www.saturn.de/de/product/_ana-patan-spicegold-and-tales-untold-cd-2884210.html

Germany https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/ana-patan-spice-gold-tales-untold/hnum/11462359

Hungary https://lemezkucko.hu/patan-ana-spice-gold-and-tales-untold-2653829

Italy https://www.lafeltrinelli.it/spice-gold-tales-untold-cd-ana-patan/e/0647882500121

Italy https://www.mondadoristore.it/Spice-gold-and-tales-untold-Ana-Patan/eai064788250012/

Italy https://www.ibs.it/spice-gold-tales-untold-cd-ana-patan/e/0647882500121

Japan https://honto.jp/netstore/pd-cd_93885303.html

Japan https://tower.jp/item/5708805/Spice,-Gold-and-Tales-Untold

Netherlands https://www.bol.com/nl/nl/p/spice-gold-and-tales-untold/9300000148868299/

Norway https://bigdipper.no/bardo-music/bardo5001/ana-paton-spice-gold-and-tales-untold-cd

Poland https://allegro.pl/oferta/cd-ana-patan-spice-gold-and-tales-untold-14264222221

Poland https://www.cd-dvd-vinyl.pl/wykonawca-ana-patan/

Portugal https://cdgo.com/detalhe/0647882500121/spice-gold-tales-untold-patan-ana

Portugal https://www.wook.pt/musica/spice-gold-and-tales-untold-cd-ana-patan/28519077

Russia https://legatomusic.ru/catalog/id/4433550/

Switzerland https://www.exlibris.ch/de/musik/cd/ana-patan/spice-gold-and-tales-untold/id/0647882500121/

Scandinavia https://www.soundpollution.se/produkt/spice-gold-and-tales-untold/ – MAIN DISTRIBUTOR

Scandinavia https://imusic.co/music/0647882500121/ana-patan-2023-spice-gold-tales-untold-cd

Sweden https://www.bengans.eu/cgi-bin/ibutik/AIR_ibutik.fcgi?funk=visa_artikel&artnr=4244850

UK https://propermusic.com/products/anapatan-spicegoldandtalesuntold – MAIN DISTRIBUTOR

UK https://hmv.com/store/music/cd/spice%2C-gold-and-tales-untold

UK https://www.prestomusic.com/jazz/products/9485524–spice-gold-and-tales-untold

UK https://www.horizonsmusic.co.uk/products/ana-patan-spice-gold-and-tales-untold-cd

UK https://hmv.com/store/music/cd/spice%2c-gold-and-tales-untold

UK https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/spice-gold-and-tales-untold/0647882500121.html

UK https://headrecords.co.uk/rock/pop/spice-gold-tales-untold-ana-patan/p-bardo5001

UK https://www.grooves-inc.com/ana-patan-spice-gold-and-tales-untold-bardo-cd-pZZa1-2100852045.html

UK https://www.banquetrecords.com/ana-patan/spice%2C-gold-and-tales-untold/BARDO5001

UK https://sisterray.co.uk/products/spice-gold-and-tales-untold

UK https://www.juno.co.uk/products/ana-patan-spice-gold-tales-untold-cd/963952-01/

USA https://www.oldies.com/product-view/89348W.html

USA https://www.fye.com/ana-patan—spice-gold-tales-untold-aec.bard5001.2.html

USA https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spice-gold-and-tales-untold-ana-patan/39776878

USA https://soundslikevinyl.com/products/patan-ana-spice-gold-tales-untold-import-cd

USA https://www.merchbar.com/r-b-hiphop-rap/ana-patan/ana-patan-spice-gold-tales-untold-cd

Virtual concert tomorrow!

Vor 3 Jahren war sie schon mal da, war cool, deshalb kommt sie am 15.11. wieder, Ana Patan aus Rumänien, wir freuen uns auf das Wiedersehen 😎

Posted by Jever Song Night on Thursday, November 8, 2018

things have a way of settling in you’ll see though nothing will probably be what you expect it to be you’re already all right take a smaller bite stop being so tight this is not a fight things have a way of saving the day you’ll see

Posted by Ana Patan on Sunday, July 4, 2021

Fun starts after the concert: A really fine plate of tapas for the hungry musicians and their wonderful friends!

Posted by Ana Patan on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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