gone too far
hifi and records (Germany)
“Gone Too Far“ is a brilliant adaptation of Schubert’s ”Winterreise“ with English texts, tailor-made by no less than mathias rüegg for the charming Lia Pale.
Der Standard (Vienna)
Quite clearly: intelligent and conscientious work here and Franz Schubert sounds as if he had written jazz standards.
Minimalism, jazz, classic, pop: the young singer/flutist/pianist/percussionist sees nothing as unusual. Her CD-debut “Gone too far,” overwhelming.
Lia Pale is on her way to conquering the world of jazz – with a fascinating album and a prominent accompanist, who falls into rapture because of her voice: “she electrifies me.”
Pasticcio Prize for Lia Pale
The Pasticcio prize for the month of March goes to an album that is more than unusual. The unmistakable voice of Lia Pale imprints itself in your ears the first time you hear it as if it were always there. Yet the singer with the meaningful (stage-) name is still relatively unknown.
Rondo, Der Standard (Vienna)
Delicate, jazzy Winterreise
With “Gone too far,” Lia Pale devotes herself to the genius of song, Franz Schubert
Lia Pale’s CD “Gone too far” deals with a delicate song-cycle using jazzy means. Thanks to mathias rüegg’s arrangements, large sections of Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” are never felt as being insignificant. Although always amenable, the songs infatuate you with their lightness and appear quite smart transferred into a jazzy ambience. In addition: Pale’s voice conveys the melodies unpretentiously yet in a tonally striking manner.