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"Dorado rides through the dusty California desert with haunting folk noir melodies"—PASTE MAGAZINE, Paul Corso (US) — [1/28/16]


" Mesmerizing!" —MAGNET MAGAZINE (US) — [1/28/16]

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"One of the most wonderfully personal, beautiful and difficult albums I've ever heard."—FATEA, Rudie Humphrey (GB) — [2/16/17] Full article 


"The slow burn noir-folk of this Austrian group feels like reading a great short story. Son of the Velvet Rat stokes the lurking passion that I have for voices with almost superhuman amounts of character. Altziebler's voice takes lead, sounding like a cross between Dylan, Tom Waits, and a dry lakebed. This is a voice that takes on the cadence and the patient proselytizing of folks like Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lambchop, Townes Van Zandt, Waits, and even Joni Mitchell, at times (as on "Blood Red Shoes").—WEEKLY VOLCANO, Rev. Adam McKinney — [10/11/18]


"Dorado is a dark trip into the American psyche.” —BLABBER'N'SMOKE, Paul Kerr­­ (Glasgow)— [3/21/2017] Full article


"DORADO showcases superlative songwriting talents. Georg Altziebler and Heike Binder have created a work of sprawling, melancholy beauty."—NORTHERN SKY MAGAZINE (GB), Liam Wilkinson— [3/7/2017] Full article


"A strange, dark intriguing album throughout - destined to keep you on tenterhooks until the end." — ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE, Julian Piper (GB)— [3/8/2017]


“These ten songs roll on and on like time and space don’t mean a thing, gripping even with slow tempos and weary bones. “None of us are free/ I’m not without you/ You’re not without me/ That’s what love must be,” one song goes; it’s a treacherous entanglement, and they make it sound sad and comforting at the same time.” —Josh Hurst— [02/24/17]—Full article

"The bottom line here is that these folks are excellent songwriters and with the backing band (and their own musical talents) Dorado is the kind of Grade A music that doesn’t come along very often so soak it all in when it does."—DAGGER ZINE  (US)— [3/6/2017] Full article


"Dorado contains songs that will slowly but surely crawl under the skin. Austria, twelve points!" —MUSIC THAT NEEDS ATTENTION, Theo Volk (NL)— [3/12/2017] Full article


"Haunting and soulful"—FOLKRADIO UK, Mike Davies— [2/17/2017] Full article


" Dorado is truly the first great album of 2017.." —COACHELLA VALLEY WEEKLY, Eleni P. Austin— [2/1/2017] Full article

"...charged with emotion and primed to deliver a heady mix of haunting lyrics, smooth-as-silk melodies, aching vocals and poetry." —FOLKWORDS, Tom Franks (GB)— [1/17/2017] Full article

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