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The Anna Aliena CD shop

Have you visited my new CD shop? I promise you that this part of my website is the only place where you can buy all my CDs! In addition, I will personally sign the purchased album for you if you wish. Concerning my forthcoming EP The Muse, I made up my mind not to give the CD to any external distributor. As a musician you hardly ever know where the money ends up … You better order The Muse here and get Alien Pop for free.

Of course my CD shop has been authorized by my label Go!Diva Records which is mainly responsible for distributing my records. As you can see on the picture, I have never published my debut Silly Little Boys (2011) on CD. Nevertheless, my first EP and the single Gloomy Sunday (2012) are available at the big download stores such as Amazon and iTunes.

At the moment I only accept your payment via PayPal. All the prices include package and shipment to your home address – no matter where you live. If you make an order on my website, your CD will be accompanied by a handwritten letter from me to you. Many of you already know how much I love the interaction with my fans. Whenever you leave a comment on my social media sites, I try to reply to you as soon as possible.

Tomorrow I’m going to start recording my classical EP Serenada which will probably be out next spring. For details, please read my blog post Preview Of A Classical Record.

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Three copies of The Muse

How I designed the CD artwork for The Muse

While I was arranging a Josip Hatze song for my classical EP Serenada, my forthcoming oeuvre The Muse arrived from the CD factory on Thursday night. After unpacking the parcel I felt like a little kid on Christmas Eve as some of you may have noticed on my Facebook site, on Twitter or Google+. In my opinion the CD looks beautiful and even a little bit better than its predecessor Swinging Berlin! Well, it’s a question of personal taste and I don’t want to sound narcissistic here. Nevertheless, it involves a lot of work to create professional-looking CD artwork. Today I’m telling you how it works.

At first you must find a realiable factory to print CDs at reasonable prices. I always order them at the same company which is specialized in smaller editions. On their website they provide samples having the right measurements for the cover image, the booklet, the inlay and the CD label. Customers can download these samples for Adobe Photoshop – the well-known photo software I’ve always used to design the outer appearance of my music.

Booklet picture of the CD The MuseAs my recent press photos focus on romantic sunsets in Croatia, it was easy to conceive an appropriate layout for The Muse on CD. The booklet conceals one of the marvelous images taken by Christina Katz (please also read “The Muse“ press photos in the making). Page 4 of the booklet and the back of the CD feature my spectacular sunset pictures I personally shot on the beach of Starigrad-Paklenica. By the way, I didn’t need Photoshop to increase the brightness of the colours. When you look at the CD, you will see the sunset through my eyes. Of course nothing will ever be able to compete with the original moment of taking the photos, though!

Until now The Muse has not left my territory, except for one copy: Although it’s a national holiday in Germany, my vocal coach Snezana Nena Brzakovic gave me a lesson this morning. Since she helped me translate the song “Deine Blauen Augen“ into “Tvoje Plave Oči“, she had to be the first one to hold The Muse in her hands. 🙂

The official record release of The Muse is on October 30th. If you preorder it before this date, I will give you my EP Alien Pop from 2013 for free! I decided to sell the EP for 8 euros per copy (plus package and shipping). Soon you will be able to order my music on this website, but you can also contact me via Facebook or write an email to info@godiva-records.biz. I’m going to add my signature to each CD!

CD The Muse and Anna Aliena on the cover

Preview Of A Classical Record

In 2010 I made my first attempt to produce a classical record. Some months before my separation from the duo ShirayasDream we released an EP called ”Kleiner Vogel Liebe”. All the tracks were written and composed by my colleague Oliver Höhne and me. From time to time I listen to my old repertoire to convince myself of my continuous positive development as a singer and composer … Of course I would do many things differently nowadays!

Now it’s time for another classical EP. At the beginning of this week I started to arrange five songs by Josip Hatze. After my love song Tvoje Plave Oči on my forthcoming record The Muse I feel like singing more Croatian repertoire. I really love the sound of that language!

Josip Hatze in 1951Hatze (1879 – 1959) was one of the most prominent Croatian composers. He came from Split and wrote numerous songs like “Suzi”, ”Serenada” and “Ljubav”. His music strongly attracts me because it has great moments of operatic drama. I chose five songs to depict another moving story of love, the pain of love and longing. On my Hatze EP I will make use of vast orchestration to build a perfect ground for real operatic singing.

On my previous releases I haven’t shown the entire capacities of my voice. As I’m most interested in challenges, the time is ripe for guiding my listeners to new grounds. I’m probably the first German singer to record Hatze’s music. It’s also quite uncommon to be so ambitious in learning his language here in Germany. Nevertheless, I have never followed the masses – I do it my way! 😉 As a musician I can only concentrate on repertoire which has found the way to my heart.

Thus, I’m extraordinarily optimistic to present you my classical EP Serenada next spring. It might be out on my birthday in March. I will also film a gloomy music video to promote “Suzi”, a song dedicated to a tear. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please feel free to listen to Lidija Horvat Dunjko’s interpretation in the YouTube video. In my opinion she’s a very marvelous lyrical soprano.

Before you will be allowed to hear my own version, I’m looking forward to the release of my ballad EP The Muse on October 30th. Soon you will be able to preorder the CD on my website. I’ve really done my best to create beautiful artwork for it! 🙂

Međunarodne muze ujedinjenje na jednom albumu

Berlinska pjevačica i kompozitorica, Anna Aliena, 30. listopada 2015., objaviti će svoj 5. EP album nazvan The Muse. To je album ispunjen osjećajnim, višejezičnim baladama.

Cover "The Muse"Berlin, 26. kolovoza 2015. U proteklih nekoliko godina, skladateljica Anna Aliena je često svoju glazbu nazivala „alien pop“, što je i naziv njezinog trećeg EP albuma iz 2013. Njezin 5. EP album The Muse (Go!Diva Records, datum izlaska: 30. listopada 2015.), označava promjenu stila: Na ovom album, umjetnica iz Berlina se usredotočuje na emocionalne balade u stilu valcera. Iako njezine pjesme više nisu prodorne kao one iz prijašnje produkcije, te je čak ostavila i svoju ružičastu periku iz Swinging Berlin (2014) u garderobi, Anna Aliena i dalje ostaje vjerna svojem stilu. Njezin teatralan mezzosopran krasi sve njezine uratke koje je objavila od 2011.

Pjesme na albumu The Muse okrenute su prema procesu stvaranja glazbe. Zato kompozitorica pruža iskren uvid u svoje inspirirajuće susrete s muzama. Primjerice, tu je „Sasha“, kojoj su upućene tri slavne ruske riječi i nekoliko trenutaka ljubavi. Ljutnja, melankolija i žudnja za novim mjestima (traka 5: „I’m Gonna Fly Away“) mijenjaju se, baš kao i jezici teksta. Štoviše, muze dolaze iz tri različite zemlje. Vokali se isprepliću s orkestralnim aranžmanima koji imaju brojne dionice gudača, te relativno malo udaraljki. Glas je taj koji priča priču o ljubavi, žudnji, patnji i samoj glazbi.

Tijekom odmora u Hrvatskoj, svjetska putnica Anna Aliena, otkrila je ljubav prema hrvatskom jeziku. Na kraju svog putovanja, napisala je pjesmu koja se zove „Tvoje plave oči“ („Deine Blauen Augen“). Ova lagana i sentimentalna šansona, dostupna je u dvije verzije. Učiteljica pjevanja Snežana Nena Brzaković i obožavateljica Nina Čović, prevele su originalni njemački tekst u hrvatsku verziju „Tvoje plave oči“, koja je već očarala brojne slušatelje u cijeloj bivšoj Jugoslaviji.

Prikladno uz pjesmu, Anna Aliena je odabrala naslovnicu CD-a na kojoj pozira uz zalazak sunca uz more. Sa sanjivim očima zamišljeno gleda u daljinu. Ne zna još tko će biti njezina sljedeća muza koja će se pojaviti na obzoru. Međutim, pojavljuje se i zraka svjetla s neba koja joj daje novu inspiraciju. Štoviše, ima plan vratiti se na stjenovitu hrvatsku obalu kako bi snimila spot za pjesmu „Tvoje plave oči“.

30. listopada 2015, The Muse će biti objavljen na CD-u, te dostupan za digitalno preuzimanje.

Kontakt:

Go!Diva Records
A. Senger
Jagowstr. 35
10555 Berlin
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info@godiva-records.biz
http://www.godiva-records.biz

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O nama

Go!Diva Records je osnovana u rujnu 2011. godine, kako bi surađivala sa snažnim ženskim vokalima i skladateljima koji žele sami stvoriti put na kojem se će stvarati glazbu. Djevojke koje potpišu za Go!Diva Records, potpuno su odgovorne za cijeli proces stvaranja pjesme, poput skladanja i pisanja teksta. Dopuštamo im da izraze svoje individualne ideje koji ne moraju odgovarati zadanim okvirima. Štoviše, naša uprava ih i potiče na takvu vrstu kreativnosti!

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