05 Mai, 2009

Folker!

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas

"... Electrokustica becomes a self given accolade and convices as a musical milestone in every aspect. Every single track is simply sensational...

If there was ever any German album that deserves to break out of the 'world music' clichee and astonish regardless of genres - it is this one. ..."

28 Mär, 2009

Rocktimes

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas
" ... The quartet mixes all kinds of different styles in a way that makes you want to listen and dance. The folk and middleage turned into ambient and lounge sounds, melodic hip hop, intelligent pop: world music made in Germany. No surprise that they have all different kinds of fans ... "
05 Mär, 2009

Deutsche Mugge.de

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas

"...elements of hip hop ("Wieder Sehen"), jazz, rock, pop and world music were mixed into a unified sound and put on the new album in a high quality mix. ...

...the records 11 songs are very diversified and entertaining...

... not only the music, but also the exterior design of the record is notable right away...

...overall assessment: highly recommended!"

19 Feb, 2009

Funkhaus Europa

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas
"... Now with their third album they have perfected their vision and they can stand the competition absolutely - also internationally. Nobody has tried it yet. Medieval meets Clubsound, many original song ideas, so it pays to hear their music ..."
01 Jun, 2007

Dirty Linen (USA)

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas
"... Vibes is like one gigantic bee buzzing arround your head. That´s actually a good thing, though, and a mark of the progress the German „new folk" quartett of Andreas, Johannes and Till Uhlmann and Uli Stornowski have made in the decade since their last album. ..."
21 Mai, 2007

Leipziger Volkszeitung

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas
"... What was the name of that celebrated swing singer again? Roger Cicero has certainly not met "euro-visionary" expectations, but from last Saturday at least, when Leipzig became the centre of German worldmusic, we can easily put up with this. At the "creole"-competition finals in Dortmund the band ULMAN, together with Äl Jawala from Freiburg and Ahoar from Bonn, was elected winner by an international jury. Each of the three groups gets 3000 euros in prize money. ..."
01 Mär, 2007

Folker!

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas
"... How highly ULMAN is rated in today's folk and worldmusic scene will decide at the nationwide competition „Creole". At the qualifying contest in Leipzig they already made it into the finals which will be held around the middle of May in Dortmund. Germany would certainly deserve an ULMAN-victory."

from Folker! Magazin für Folk, Lied und Weltmusik, www.folker.de

08 Feb, 2007

Magdeburger Volksstimme

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas
"... The music is influenced by rock, pop and jazz as well as European folk. Although ULMAN have found their own style, shaped mainly by the exceptional instruments. Now they have qualified for the nationwide competition of Germany´s most important award for multicultural music ..."
10 Nov, 2006

Leipziger Volkszeitung

Category: Press (en)
Posted by: Andreas
"... The band has gathered a lot of experience, and perfected their playing, but expectations and conventions are still stubbornly ignored. True, the album may well be played as an atmospheric background for quiet summer-garden parties and chill-out lounges, but it would be fatal to use this wonderful, imaginative and skilful music simply as noise. These songs want open hearts as well as open ears ..."