with their new album "Ghosts" as part of the 23rd Ahrenshooper Jazzfest
Hania Rani presents her new album "Ghosts", which focuses on her songwriting and her voice.
Rani moves nimbly between musical worlds: as a composer, singer, songwriter and producer. "Ghosts" is the sound of an artist finding her own voice, telling new stories and presenting her music the way it is meant to be heard. It follows on from successes such as "Esja" and "Home", but expands the minimal setup of piano, keyboards and synthesizers with her beguiling voice.
The lyrics are inspired by a stay in the Swiss mountains, where Rani worked on the soundtrack for a documentary film about the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti.
At the same time, the album is inspired by her admiration for artists such as Enya, The Smile, James Blake. It combines Stina Nordenstam's delicacy, Keith Jarrett's flair, Kate Bush's artistry and Pink Floyd's exploratory inclinations in a beautiful cosmic musical world.
Rani grew up in a Catholic country. This imprint encouraged her to explore themes, to leave her own lifeworld outside and turn to the lives and mindscapes of others, using elusive figures of the spirits to illustrate her concepts.
So say hello to something that sounds very different - the sound of HANIA RANI.