Reviews

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"After years of honing her craft, Andrea Hermenau has managed to master many musical talents in one person: her harmonically advanced, but melodic piano playing, her soft and beautiful singing, and finally her astonishingly precise feel for rhythm that she learnt by once being a percussionist as well." Oliver Hochkeppel

Allgäuer Zeitung

"Andrea Hermenau brings all the facets of jazz piano to life, moving from a sensitive and lyrical sound and minimalistic activity to a joyous making of music in the truest sense of the word. Along with this, she displays an artistic sense of elegance and exceptional groove."

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"The biggest compliment goes to the band for a quality which must be seen as the result of dynamic group processes (and one that is of as crucial importance as it is rare): they have created their own sound. Of course, many influences play a role when it comes to Etna’s musical approach, ranging from modern jazz to funk, from the dynamic themes created by musicians like the Esbjörn-Svensson-trio to the sound of – let’s say – Pat Metheny. But out of all these influences, the four players create something completely new. And this is all the more challenging, as their pieces are written not only from the head but the heart and thus are always melodic and (quite) catchy.
Etna is indeed a musical volcano."