Described as a tightrope walker, singing folk tunes with a loop station, marrying a fragile song to the distortion of her keyboard, singer-songwriter KOSCHKA made her solo debut with beautifully minimalistic new single The Flood in 2018 via Part du Decor Records followed by a live video recording of an adaption of Franz Schubert’s Abendstern.
KOSCHKA started out as a performance act in 2012 with live-cinema artist Krista Burger (NL) as ‘Koschka & Heimprofi’ and played in several European countries, a.o. as a support act for Son Lux (US).
While she’s not a classically trained musician, KOSCHKA absorbs listeners with her poignancy, intimacy, the gentle sounds of her muted piano and works extremely intuitively to combine her classical interests with her love of PJ Harvey and experimentation to create something gently genre-defying.
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KOSCHKA’s now preparing her solo debut album due to be released in 2023, which will feature various Berlin based musicians and contain a combination of her own songs and re-arrangements of classical German songs from composers such as Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.
Currently KOSCHKA is based in Berlin and Brittany (France).
„What an absolutely stunning find we have for you today. KOSCHKA’s “The Flood” is an absolutely exquisite piece of music from start to finish. Get ready to be mesmerised. Despite being over 6 minutes long, this really is a track that just keep on giving. It was recorded in one take and combines KOSCHKA’s love of experimental and classical music wonderfully. It’s dark, it’s brooding, its emotional. KOSCHKA’s powerful vibrato soars beautifully over the captivating piano-pop melodies, creating something both haunting and dreamy. It’s clear to see that KOSCHKA is a fan of PJ Harvey with this track, but her love of classical composers also comes through, making this track wholly unique in a world of modern electronic sounds.“ UK Artist of the Week – The Vinyl District
“Check out this stellar, beautiful piano-led track that showcases a stunning, evocative vocal and a heart-wrenching mood. This is something so very, very special. This will knock you for six. Damn.” – Soundsphere Magazine 2018
„…For nearly seven minutes, the Berlin-based singer-songwriter will leave you in complete awe and in utter paralysis because it is one of the most beautiful things you will hear not today, not tomorrow, not even this week, but this entire year. It is simply extravagantly gorgeous…“ The Revue CA
„…Ein zartes Piano, ein brummender Synthie und geschichteter Gesang – mehr braucht Koschka nicht für ihren Song „The Flood“. Sie singt davon, wie ein einziger Moment das Leben eines Menschen für immer verändern kann. Und als wäre es die einfachste Sache der Welt, zieht sie damit den Hörer komplett in ihren Bann…“ Detektor FM GER
„…we couldn’t wait to get to grips with her exciting new solo material. And so, we’re thrilled to introduce KOSCHKA solo debut ‘The Flood’ a beautifully minimalist single, which is out now via Part Du Decor Records… Inspired after a return to Berlin, following a long period in the Netherlands, there is a detectable sense of ‘Heimweh’ or homesickness at play behind the vocal performance, imbuing the
track with a tangible sense of sincerity. Bittersweet, and melancholic, ‘The Flood’ is a compelling debut’.“ Earthly Pleasures Blog UK