ANYONE´s recipe may sound simple, but it´s most
difficult to master nonetheless: take a bit of of singer/songwriting, add
some jazz and let a pinch of spicy pop be the finishing touch. If it´s
done with perfection as by vocalist Eva Mayerhofer, guitar player Hanno Giulini
and Boris Friedel on bass and baritone guitar, you end up with a rich variety
of unique and colourful songs. Each one a little journey in itself the listener
is gently taken by the hand and introduced to an intimate modern chamber music
that is very pleasant to listen to but with an enormously strong musical backbone.
At the very center of ANYONE there are of course Mayerhofer´s charismatic
vocals, Giulini´s delicate guitar playing and Friedel´s groovy
and solid Bass and baritone guitar work, weaving a tight and yet transparent
musical fabric that is both genuine and convincing.
ANYONE´s intimate arrangements reveal a philosophy that seems rare in today´s pop-music and yet often holds a No.1 position on our inner list of values once we take the time to really think about what matters: less is more. At the same time great care is taken down to the smallest detail in arrangement, sound and vocal / instrumental interpretation. Unusual harmonic movements are smoothly veiled by clear-cut patterns unfolding simple and strong song-structures which help to communicate sophisticated lyrics behind intriguing melodic lines. Underneath all a strong rhythmical groove makes it easy for EVERYBODY to follow ANYONE´s music.
"ANYONE doesn´t fit into the regular cliché at all nevertheless their music sounds as if everybody had been familiar with it all along. It is the fabric out of which hits are likely to be woven: music which immediately finds its way into the soul. (Peter Wiest, Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung 1999)
"The combination of the soft and warm female voice of Eva Mayerhofer accompanied by the sailing, grooving guitar of Hanno Giulini makes for just the right temperature when it seems to be dropping a few degrees below cool fireside music that in a pinch will also work in the glow of candelight. (Hannes Höttl, Gaffa, Oct/Nov 1999)
"Anyone pleasantly purveys reflective and melancholy compositions with a mellow, urbane veneer. Excelling via understated dynamics, relaxed tempos and rhythms, and subdued soulfulness, this disc falls neatly into the realm quiet storm and adult contemporary genres. Giulini´s mastery of the acoustic guitar is an alluring alternative to the usual lush keyboard and string arrangements that dominate most easy listening recordings. And Mayerhofer´s smooth delivery is a perfect complement to the rapid chord changes and complex harmonies that formulate each song. (minor 7th Sept/Oct. 2002 review)
ANYONE ´s first CD - simply entitled "anyone - contains a collection of Hanno Giulini´s songs, two poems by American poet e.e. Cummings put to music, one
Song by Eva Mayerhofer and the groups´s cover version of Bonnie Raitt´s "Cry on my shoulder. Instrumentation and sound varies from fragile duo-arrangements to richer pieces recorded with an additional rhythm section.
ANYONE´s new CD release is called STORMWARNINGS and encompasses very much the live work of the former vocal/guitar duo since new bass/ baritone guitar player Boris Friedel joined the group. Together with drummer Matthias Philipzen and percussion player Angela Frontera from Brasil he takes care of the low end of ANYONE´s sound, providing solid laid back grooves. A wide spectrum of acoustic and electric guitar sounds create an appropriate atmosphere for Eva Mayerhofer´s rendering of a selection of new songs circling around the overall apprehensive mood of STORMWARNINGS. "A Dizer written by Boris Friedel and brazilian singer Rosanna Tavares adds a special counterpoint in style and poetic imagery extending the expressive range of ANYONE´s musical vocabulary.
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for audio impressions of selected songs from both CDs.
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