- IAN MELROSE (guitar, whistles, vocals, dobro)
- INGOLF KURKOWSKI (drums)
- KERSTIN BLODIG (vocals, guitar, mandolin)
- URS FUCHS (bass, vocals, percussion, programming, piano)
- W. C. von CLAUSBRUCH (keyboards, piano, accordion, percussion, Celtic ha)
- type:Band, Composer/Songwriter
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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"The music owes much to traditional Celtic music, with traditional-sounding melodies and instrumentation, but updated with a very modern sound. The music is densely layered (much like Clannad, of which Melrose is a touring member) and masterfully produced and played. Blodig is the main vocalist and is absolutely superb..."
Dirty Linen (USA)
"Anybody who is fond of acoustic music played with a superb lightness in a top-quality audiophile production will love Talking Water."
Akustik Gitarre (Germany)
"A carpet of melancholy Talking Water ethereal, Celtic and fascinating. Exquisite and crystal-clear arrangements not unlike the Irish cult-band CLANNAD."
Westfaelische Nachrichten (Germany)
"Blodig impressed us with one of the most expressive voices I've ever heard."
Melrose - "...top-class guitarist ...brilliant fingerpicker..."
The Times (GB)
Melrose - "...one of the best Celtic-based fingerpickers on the scene today"
Acoustic Guitar (US
When you look at the combined histories of the members of Talking Water, ranging from Clannad, Sally Oldfield, John Lord, Farfarello to Norland Wind and Kelpie, you begin to get an idea of the diverse influences which make up their unique sound. Two renowned musicians from the Celtic Scandinavian world-music scene combining forces with three virtuoso representatives of contemporary rock-pop-lounge.
The brand-new album by Talking Water is a powerful mixture of old and new, an eclectic cocktail of acoustic and electronic sounds. Contemporary song-writing fuses with elements of folk traditions (original Celtic reels, Norwegian and Gaelic poetry, Icelandic ballads), which in turn are combined with ambient-, chill-out-, ethno- and rock-rhythms to produce Talking Wateri?1/2s archetypal melodic groove.
With all members being virtuoso multi-instrumentalists, the palette of sounds range from the timeless acoustic charm of harp, guitar, piano, whistles, dobro, mandolin, drums and percussion to the modern cutting-edge sound of programmed beats, keyboards and samples.
All of this potent creative ability is there to serve the song, the feel, the message: ballads of life, love and death, of moon and sea, ebb and flow, of transcending man-made inhibitions and boundaries, of ancient powers carried by the beautifully crafted arrangements, the layered vocal harmonies and the ethereal, soaring lead vocals of Kerstin Blodig. i?1/2Power of the Mooni?1/2 is sometimes minimalist and hypnotic, sometimes effervescent and surging. It is music for the soul.