Reviews of Kartushnik

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The first revies of Kartushnik are to be seen in Dansih:

Kultunaut gave 5 stars - "...In other words Kartushnik is a needed contribution on a synth-dominated Danish music stage and a is a safe bet on how "Folk Music" can be done cool and relevant in the year of 2012..."(my translation) - read the review here (September 28. 2012)

Gamereactor - "...above all the energy and the nerve in the music is universal and present..." (my translation) - read the review here (September 20. 2012) - "...Lead singer Channe Nussbaum has a convincing voice that makes every song sound magnificent...Klezmofobia and Kartushnik gets 4 of 6 stars for a successful experimental project..." - read the review in Danish here (October 19. 2012)


Kartushnik was "CD der Woche vom 21. bis zum 27. Januar 2013" - and there is a review in German (from, great radio station in Berlin):

"...IHRE Klezmer-Musik ist wilder und feuriger als jemals zuvor, wobei ihre Spielweise mittlerweile viel geschickter ist..."

Live reviews

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From Norway 2014 from "Harstad Tidende" June 27. Brief translation: "Magic" ... "You missed something". - have a look at the paper here

"Waldeckische Landeszeitung und Frankenberger Zeitung" (November 27. 2012) -PDF from the newspaper

Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine "Sie teilen ihre Leidenschaft" - PDF from the newspaper (November 12. 2012)

Södermanlands Nyheter "Vilken energi och glädje" (October 18, 2012)

Nordsee Zeitung Tanz wie bei einer jiddischen Hochzeit. (April 02, 2011)

Svendborg Netavis Fed aften med klezmermusik (August, 2010)

Waldeckische Landeszeitung: Ausdruck Stark und unvergesslich. (May 9, 2009)

Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine: Musik Wie Starker Kaffee (May 9, 2009)
“...Music like strong coffee – Klezmofobia thrilled the crowd..."

Jyllands Posten: Klezmofobia at Copenhagen Jazzhouse (January 18, 2009)
In itself, the five male musicians presents a diverse mix of styles and sound, with plenty of power and explosiveness. Even with moments of madness and chaos. To let the old wind instruments meet surf rock guitar and heavy drums, transforms occasionally Klezmofobia into a danish-jewish response to the Norwegian Kaizers Orchestra.
Jakob Lambertsen

Herning Bladet: Klezmer med knald på (August 22, 2008)
it sounds exotic... music with high energy, at full speed beyond the steppes from first to last second, and with sequences increasingly sounding more like Kaizers Orchestra, than folkmusic... all the musicians treated their instruments with an impressive skillfulness.
Vagn Buch-Pedersen

Information: Klezmer mod Hæmninger (SPOT-festival 2008)
...Eyeopening and growing vocal. And then... Speed. People start jumping., Channe Nussbaum dances in al her fantastic womanliness and the clarinet and the trumpet seems to be in some kind of duel, a klezmer showdown, where everybode wins. Oi, oi, oi! Anita Brask Rasmusse

Reviews of Ganze Velt

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Information: Fiddler on a surfboard (december 2008)
English translation here.

Extraordinary competent second album from the danish klezmerband Klezmofobia …A warmblooded danish-jewish diva in a sensual declaration of love to her former Palestinian lover. A band consisting of anything but lost folk musicians escaping over the fence in an intoxicating stream of surfrock, ska and hints to serbian farmer-rock, played as if it were a slivovitz-affected day on the marketplace in Guca. And at the same time solidly connected to the roots of danish folkmusic…. Welcome to the world of Klezmofobia… It is an excellent album. Spiel mit mir, Klezmofobia…
Torben Holleufer.

Gaffa: A Solid Klezmer-album from the best klezmerband in Denmark.. (febuary 09)
Behold! there is party! - in such an extent, that in a moment of weakness you no longer only glance at the dream of living out the romantic gypsy life.
Ivan Rod.

Geiger: Ganze Velt (febuary 09):
”You can easily call the Danish klezmer-band Klezmofobia a success story and a funny one of its kind ... this modern klezmer, which You normally can import from highly specialized labels like John Zorn Tzadik, suddenly had a strong Danish Representative ... The music was actually ... fuckin great.” Rasmus Steffensen

Politiken: Gypsyrock brings You Energy (december 2008)
one should be shown in an extremely bad mood, not to be infected by Klezmofobias ability of playing pop and rock influenced music with a gypsy unbridled and yet completely unstressed energy
(Dorte Hygum Sørensen) gratifying Deja-vu (january 2009)
.. grand listening experience…
(Morten Wamsler)

Ox-Fanzine: ******** May 2009
Kay Werner

inMusic: ... eine absolut lebendige Mixtur aus Klezmer, Pop, Balkan, Surf und Rock ..
( 5 von 6 Punkten)

Jazzthing: .. so macht Klezmer Spaß.

West-Zeit september 2009
„Schnelle Stücke und ausgeprägte Balladen (...) belegen die Melancholie und den Tanzcharakter des Klezmer."

Roots Zone: Uniqe intrepetation of klezmermusic.. (august 2009).
Put the music on - and then get out on the dancefloor!
Søren Jensen Lund

Reviews of Tantz!

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In october 2006 Klezmofobia´s debut album "Tantz!" was released. It was sold out within a few weeks, and has since then sold app. 17.000 copies!
In november 2007 it was awarded with a “Danish World Music Award for best album 2007” (Grammy).


Gaffa: Excellent Klezmer for a single coin (november 2006)
..This danish orchestra rises above the ground with its debut, which is so damn well performed and with all the diasporas weltschmerz in clarinetplayer Kolerus´and trumpetplayer Ole Reimers mournful version of the classic tune A Terk in America.. Superior christmas gift from musicians out of this world...
Torben Holleufer

Geiger: Klezmofobia (january 2007)
”It grooves and it has this very peculiar blend from something melancholic and a happy circus-mood which caracterizes the klezmer music.” Geiger, music-site. Read the whole review here (in danish).

Soundvenue: Klezmer for a single coin (december 2006)
"...On top of this you hear the great clarinet-playing from Bjarke Kolerus and the trumpet of Ole Reimer, that brings you the sensation that you just landed in the jewish neighbourhood of New York or you got lost in an Ukrainian Shtetl…" Musicwebsite and magazine Soundvenue. Read the whole review here (in danish) Munter Jødisk Spillemandsmusik (june 2007)
”…It is a little bit hard to say, what it is – it is just a fact, that Klezmofobia does what it takes. And anyone, that might buy “Tantz!” will without doubt be affected with the broad smile that caracterices the album…
Morten Wamsler

MyMusic: The Cirkus Orchestra After Dark (may 2007)
A spicy mix of ethnic ingredients is poured into a pot where there is also a drumset and a distorted guitar. Klezmofobia are metropolitan-folkmusic, where some have spilled a few drops of rock and New York jazz. Listen immediately to, for example, Ukrainian Songs or one of my favorites Don Pedro - then you better understand what I mean.
Johannes Neergaard”