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"WILDEVE is a
promising talent... The band even includes alternative sounds, and a
lot of the titles have the quality of indy hits. It shouldn’t amaze us,
if Touch and Go is going to be a surprising success, for the
voice of the singer is comparable with Dolores O’Riordan and Alanis
Morissette." [ZILLO 3/97]
have a many real hits in their repertoire. Songs like ,Touch and Go’,
the rocker ,What a Man’ or ,City Rain’ are better than 90 percent of
that stuff which VIVA or MTV present us every day."
[METAL HAMMER 4/97]
Touch and Go is a collection of lovely songs which
sound as if the sky, covered with rain clouds, is full of pianos,
keyboards and guitars. [VISIONS
album, the singer is able to convince the listener with quiet and
contemplative sounds." [BREAK OUT 4/97]
"Why is one
always tempted to push a newcomer -- with a ‘that’s just a wash-out
anyway’ -- into the background when the artist comes from one’s own
country? That’s really stupid. At least in the case of Wildeve alias
Lili Plieninger, who is presenting with the CD Touch and Go her
impressing debut album -- provided that you are a lover of quieter
guitar and keyboard sounds. But such people are still supposed to exist.
You could, of
course, draw a parallel to Tori Amos, Cranberries or early Kate Bush.
Yet let Lili Plieninger just speak for herself. Touch and Go
consists of ten wonderful musical gems with a quiet prevailing mood and
vivid lyrics. Lili can do it, whether the music is quiet, rock, or
folk. Listen, discover and enjoy."
[FACHBLATT MUSIK-MAGAZIN 7/97; 5 out of 5 points]
debut album, the guitarist und keyboardist not only proves that she has
a powerful and remarkable voice, but that she has got what it takes to
be a songwriter."
[LIFT Stuttgart 4/97; 4 out of 5 points, No. 7 in LIFT-charts]
Heather Nova, or Suzanne Vega, are leading [WILDEVE] along their
musical way. (...) Sometimes the music actually comes close to the
related alternative rock music."
[SCHWÄBISCHES TAGBLATT, 24.01.1997]
has a flexible voice which she uses in an impressive manner. This
can particularly be heard with the quiet songs, which are at times only
accompanied by piano. Here Lili proves that she is a first-class
singer. Touch and Go includes influences from the seventies as
well as from the area of folk and singer/songwriter which result in an
outstanding mixture." [HEAVY ODER WAS? 3/97]
singer] interprets piano ballads, songs with lots of guitars, and
pretty aggressive tracks, with a voice which is clear as a bell, almost
ethereal." [PRINZ Stuttgart 5/97]
Cranberries, Heather Nova and Alanis Morissette we enjoyed a pleasant
boom of good female voices. It also confirmed that women perhaps don’t
write the heavier songs but the better melodies.
Plieninger displays her experience of many years as a session musician:
A clear voice, a large use of acoustic guitars and piano as well as the
skills for good songwriting.WILDEVE gets the same emotion into her
songs as an O’Connor does it, and the tracks are beginning to revive
with the personality of a great musician. Anybody who likes good
melodies, perfect singing und a lot of female personality, this is the
album for you." [INTRO - Das Musikmagazin 4/97]
of singer Lili Plieninger is the most important element on the album Touch
and Go of WILDEVE. Her accessible rock and pop is inspired by blues
and folk, and it gets even better when you listen to it again and again. The band is
increasingly booked for gigs."
counterpart of Sinead O’Connor or Cranberries.“
[DIABOLO, Oldenburg 1/97]
the songwriting is convincing, but also Lili's vocal changeability and
her intensity. Keep at it, Lili!" [AUDIMAX
2/97; four out of five points]
*this magazine has an edition of 409.800 copies!!
[have] released a first class album with Touch and Go."
[NEUE WÜRTTEMBERGISCHE ZEITUNG, 22.3.1997; 4 out
of 5 points]
WILDEVE hides singer Lili Plieninger, who already worked as a
background singer for CD productions of Landmarq and Casino [in
England]. The ten tracks are characterized by a relaxed
singer/songwriter feeling. The songs with a rock line-up were cleverly
mixed in a way that they still have a strong acoustic feeling. Because
of that the CD sounds like a unified whole.“ [EMPIRE
high-quality German songwriter. The debut album guarantees well
arranged rock and pop songs with an expressive voice. Cranberries
unplugged and far better than their recent album To the Faithful
Departed.“ [CARPE DIEM 5/97]
creativity and the voice is really remarkable. So for example the
opener 'What a Man' or the last track 'Eternalize' sound very actual,
almost like a mixture between Cranberries and Tori Amos. This is a well balanced and very personal
album. For a debut record, it's amazingly mature and thought-out -- yet
one never misses spontaneity."
[SOPHISTICATED ROCK MAGAZINE 33, 2/97]
have a taste of aggressive and feverish folk. Sometimes one thinks of
Mike Oldfield and Cyndi Lauper. WILDEVE owns the simple beauty of a
romantic gable high above a sunny glade.“
[HARMONIE #31, 1/97; from France]
are mainly based on acoustic arrangements. With tracks like ‘What a
Man’, ‘Touch and Go’ or the marvellous ‘As the Days Go By’, WILDEVE
impressingly show their skills. This is a really positive surprise for
the hard life of a reviewer.“
[SPELLBOUND #6 May 1997; from Austria]
like the CD very much. The vocals remind me of Cranberries, I
personally also like stuff such as ‘Zombie’ and so on. The acoustic
guitar pieces are, to my opinion, close to Donovan. The sleeve design
is, I think, very professional.“
[HIAWATHA Mike Oldfield MAGAZINE, Ralph Weiss]
EVEN MORE RESPONSE...
already did several gigs in their local area with great success." [Stadtanzeiger, 1st Oct 1996]
an unplugged gig with an acoustic instrumentation. Acoustic guitars,
African percussion, and keyboards already set the direction of the
music from the very beginning: songwriter rock with blues and folk
influences, and melodies which were captivating the listeners."
[NWZ, 8th Oct 1996]
want to reach the 'normal' people with their music, not just musicians.
For Lili, good melodies and the right 'feeling' are very important." [NWZ, 28th Sept 1996]