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Wayne Fetherbay, Music Places
"If you were a composer living high in the alps in Switzerland, its not surprising that your music would be ethereal. The music of this elevated group of musicians from Berne certainly could be called heavenly."
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Didier Becu, The original Sin
"Magnetfisch are making electronic music, but not your usual electronic music as the central point of this Swiss band is creating moods and they do it with the most effective thing there is, using guitar lines from cold wave....so yes, if you are wondering how "Seventeen Seconds" by The Cure would have sounded if Robert and Co. had decided to make it an electronic piece of art it would have sounded a bit like magnetfisch!!! Honestly said I really was moved by it especially as in some ways it comes very close to what Vini Reilly did with The Durutti Column. Maybe it's a bit typical for Swiss alternative artists that they keep on hanging on that cold wave sound from the eighties but for me this is just a bonus.... Magnetfisch have made a brilliant electroadventure..."
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"Magnetfisch already exist since 1998, and from a duo, which originally played instrumental music with roots in the 80ies New Wave, they became an outright band after two beautiful albums. Still, they let their roots shine through and do not deny them at all. [...] songs with catchy tunes that will find lots of fans amongst aficionados of good old New Wave. Although the music is electronic in its structure, I personally rather see the incisive guitar sounds, which remind me of giants like The Durutti Column, And Also The Trees and The Cure. [...]. Unfortunately, such melodic, unobtrusive New Wave is much too rare nowadays."
Alexander Pohle (www.backagain.de)

Magnetfisch Bern, Switzerland

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  • The Chexbres Trilogy 4 tracks, 11.04 Magnetfisch on March 31, 2012 21:02

    1. 1. Slurmz 2.23 59 plays
    2. 2. Scheebr Garten 2.34 46 plays
    3. 3. Contre la crise 2.12 106 plays
    4. 4. Le royaume de Chexbres 3.54 68 plays
  • Some Very Old Songs 4 tracks, 15.54 Magnetfisch on March 31, 2012 21:00

    1. 1. Fluchtzeug V1 (first version) 3.16 129 plays
    2. 2. Magnetfiesch 5.30 66 plays
    3. 3. Le connaisseur V1 (first version) 3.26 87 plays
    4. 4. Der Fensterbär 3.42 59 plays
  • The Early Years 1998-2000 2 tracks, 6.32 Magnetfisch on March 31, 2012 20:59

    1. 1. Fruchtkoenig V1 3.14 66 plays
    2. 2. Ex-On 3.18 72 plays

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