IN ‘THE OTHER SIDE,’ ADAYA SUCCESSFULLY REIMAGINES FOLK MUSIC THROUGH THE BRIGHT WINDOW OF INTELLIGENT SONGCRAFT AND GENUINELY EXPERIMENTAL ARRANGEMENTS. IT IS AN INTENSELY VARIED AND OFTEN MESMERISING RELEASE FROM A UNIQUE VOICE.
"In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace. And what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.’ So said Graham Greene, who moved to the shores of Lake Geneva to live out the last years of his life. And the country has been haunted by that reputation ever since. It is the place of cowbells and sterile bureaucracy where people go to die. It is not a place where things are created, but where they end. Certainly not a hotbed of mind-frazzling psychedelic folk music. Well, the new album from Swiss-based songwriter Adaya looks set to put that admittedly dubious theory to the sword...
...The Other Side’s title speaks of journeys, of transcendence, of being able to see the world from different perspectives, and even of the mystery of the afterlife. All of these themes are explored on an album that successfully reimagines folk music through the bright window of intelligent songcraft and genuinely experimental arrangements. Adaya courts her influences gleefully, but her wanderlust is such that she never hangs around long enough to see them become sterile. The album is essentially about moving forward, both personally and musically. It is an intensely varied and often mesmerising release from a unique voice."
By Thomas Blake - Folk Radio U.K. - 14.March 17
Read the full article here; http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2017/03/adaya-the-other-side/
Adaya Lancha Bairacli: Lead vocals, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, shrutibox, piano
Aaron Goldsmith: Guitarron, contrabass, bass harmonica, sitar bass, back vocals
Buck Curran: Ambient electric guitar
Frederik Rechsteiner: Drums
Moniek de Leeuw: Violin
Benny Langfur: Electric Sitar
Fernando Noriega: Electric guitar, viola
Aywa (ancient Germanic for ‚eternity‘) entices you to dream and dance through playful melodies and heartfelt rhythms.
This Album came out in september, 2014.
Adaya: irish bouzouki, flute, vocals, harp
Frederik: djembé, irish bouzouki
David: säckpipa, hurdy-gurdy, low whistle, chalumeaux
And with guestmusicians:
Willi Grimm: Didgeridoo on "Gaia"
Maja-Lina Gottier: Vocals on "Gaia"
Karl Rechsteiner Senior: Vocals on "Härztanz"
Karl Rechsteiner: Crumhorn on "Härztanz"