The soundtrack to my innermost.
Weaving acoustic elements and storytelling vocals into electronica and field recordings and thereby creating landscapes: Travelling into indie, alternative, electronica, piano music, trip hop, and beyond.
Songs that are alive and breathing. Songs that hold the wisdom of feelings. They know more than I do…
She paints with sounds. Her voice creates colours…and suddenly, there are landscapes. Images come alive in your mind, you wander through them, discover them, feel them. Valeska Rautenberg takes you with her – she doesn’t give you a choice other than to follow her into her cosmos of music.
Valeska is a singer, a songwriter, a musician.
Born in Berlin to actor Klaus-Peter Thiele and painter Rosemarie Rautenberg, she grew up living and breathing creativity and has followed that path throughout her life. She began with dance and moved to acting before settling on her true calling, music. To express herself through music is the most natural thing in the world to her.
For this reason, her music doesn’t follow any rules outside of her own inspiration, and so it happens that in the worlds she creates, the Cheshire Cat lives alongside the Steppenwolf. Her songs inhabit a space between vast and empty deserts, a whiskey sour and submersion in the deepest, bluest ocean, to then eventually pour a spectacle of colours down upon you. Her love for 90’s Trip Hop and more so for artists like PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple and Radiohead has left its footprints within these landscapes, but her own confident steps prove that Valeska sounds like no one other than herself. In her voice, she reveals all of her many facets to you: sometimes intimate and then intense, sometimes dreamy and then again ruthlessly open…all of that carried by the piano and melancholy downbeats. Sometimes the arrangement is minimal, other times the paintbrush paints a larger picture. Today, this limitless way of making music has become rare, as Valeska puts her entire soul into these musical journeys.
And yes: you are invited to come along, to accompany her…welcome!
Christian K.L. Fischer SCHALL. – editor in chief
Valeska Rautenberg’s tracks