"INSPIRED AND SPARKLING... THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM."
Inspired and sparkling flamenco played by the real master of the guitar; original interpretations of well-known
music. These words come to mind when listening to the album "The Journey" by Potsch Potschka. His music
immediately touches the listener with its lightness and ease, combined with perfection of arrangements and
inspiration of the performance. This is a very beautiful album.
I need to say that "The Journey" is a debut solo project of Potsch Potschka, on which he worked as long as five
years, beginning in1994. Perhaps that is why the music of Potschka is nearly perfect. It is worth noting that
Potschka is a famous artist, once a member of the famous German group The Nina Hagen Band. Since then he
has carried out many projects in Germany and in Spain. Flamenco especially attracts Potsch Potschka, and his
love to this music is completely reflected in "The Journey."
The sound of the album is very rich. It should be mentioned that many artists took part in the recording of "The
Journey," who played various living instruments. One can hear a guitar (Frank ONeil), percussion (Minas Simon),
bass (Carsten Schmelzer), accordion (Tobias Morgenstern), violin (Jansen Folkers), drums (Andy McGuiness),
and even completely jazzy soprano saxophone (Dieter Irber). Potschka himself perfectly plays guitars,
percussion, mandolin and keyboards. "The Journey" is one of those albums where all compositions are bright.
You just want to listen to this album more and more. Distinguishing any of the compositions is a rather
conditional thing. Still, I would distinguish the compositions Alegria … Grazalema Plains, which are remarkable
for its rhythm. There is something very delicate, mysterious, and at the same time subtly attractive in these
compositions. Not tense and very light by its mood, The Day Is Done has reminded me the music of Govi.
I advise you to find this album without fail. Switch this music on and leave for a breathtaking journey through the
world of the times of the good old Spain; the epic of great travels and incredible discoveries!
Musical Gazette (Republic of Belarus)
October 12, 1999