World music that draws its influences from all regions of the world – this encompasses the musical spirit that the duo Paier/Valcic have been pursuing for many years. On the last two albums “Á Deux” and “Silk Road”, the Austrian accordionist Klaus Paier and Croatian cellist Asja Valcic present an evolving sound that defies categorization.
In the musical universe of Klaus Paier and Asja Valvic there are no boundaries when it comes to stylistic diversity. With an immense conglomerate of different sounds, the two musicians follow their own path which is far from conventional traditions and dogmas. In their very varied musical pieces, sounds from South America meet those from Southern and Eastern Europe, traditional tango is mixed with waltzes, French musettes and classical music are merged with elements of jazz, folk and blues.
Klaus Paier and Asja Valvic especially know how to impress and amaze listeners with their dynamic and elegant style of combining various sounds. The broad spectrum of vivid and exciting melodies, the recurring captivating motifs, the elaborate and complex arrangements are all fused into a very special and unique homogeneous style. Armed with undeniable instrumental virtuosity and contagious enthusiasm, the open-minded approach of the duo instantly enchants listeners and takes them on an exhilarating and highly entertaining listening journey. This October Klaus Paier and Asja Valcic will be delighting the Japanese audience with five live concerts in Japan.
Text: Michael Ternai (translated from German)
Photo Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic: Peter Rigaud