PRESS AND NEWS
Quotes from the press:
"The tracks generate a calm and harmonious mood, ideal for relaxing and dreaming. Music that awakens hidden feelings
and won't let you go".
"Music for emotional
(Ursi Spaltenstein, Esoterik-Fachfrau)
lighten your mood"
(Swiss Music Info)
"An ocean of deft and graceful
"Balm for stressed-out souls,
peace for restless minds, a tonic for hard-core realists, they dare you to dream".
".... persuades ever more
stressed individuals to slow down, listen and relax".
Quotes from letters to Back to
"Your music gets under my
"Sinuous music" -
"Your music makes me think I have
"Listening to this music, I could go on dreaming for ever" -
"Caresses for the soul" -
"Your music gives me strength and joy" -
"Music from the heart" - "Your music stays with me all day" -
patients imbibe this music like medicine for the soul" -
"Your music has changed
my life" -
"The sound of beauty. Absolute relaxation and a wonderful
"Wonderful music that helps one to day-dream, relax, reflect and
enjoy life" -
"A journey into the land of dreams, beautiful" -
relax, calm, and delight, wonderful"
Press copy 01/11-98
- THE NEW CD FROM BACK TO EARTH
Three years after their
platinum-winning album "Rivers of Life", BACK TO EARTH have released their new
instrumental CD "Secret Spaces" (Phonag, thas-CD 005). It sets new standards in
this musical genre.
Over 150'000 CD's sold in
Switzerland. Two platinum and three gold awards, 21 weeks in the Swiss charts, six months
in the German charts (highest position: number 6). Nominated for the "Prix Walo
1997" - BACK TO EARTH's story is one of unending success. The motto of their last CD
"The sound of beauty" has come true.
On November 16, 1998, BACK TO EARTH
released their fifth album "Secret Spaces". It took three years to complete,
longer than any of their other albums. BACK TO EARTH have adopted a radical approach to
fulfilling the goal they have set themselves of advancing their music with each new work.
For the first time they are accompanied and supported by a dozen musicians from
Switzerland, the USA, France, Belgium, Ireland and South Africa in turning an ambitious
project into fluently expressive sound. The album has been described as "melodic,
meditative and soul-touching" - all of which are true but don't go far enough. With
its musical depths and scope , the 30-minute suite "Secret Spaces", in
particular, sets new standards in this genre.
Eight years after the release of their maiden-album "Back to Earth" in 1990, Thomas and Bruno Hasler, two
Liechtensteiners living in Zurich and Wollerau, belong to the very best that the Swiss
music scene has to offer. According to SDA, in 1997, BACK TO EARTH were the most
successful local recording artists in terms of sales, after "DJ Bobo" and
"Gotthard" - even though they released no new CD that year. With "Secret
Spaces", this creative and innovative duo will have no trouble maintaining popular
In recognition of the fact that BACK
TO EARTH's popularity extends well beyond Switzerland's borders, Sony's Columbia label
concluded a recording contract with the duo at the end of 1996. According to Columbia,
following the signing of Andreas Vollenweider, "they are proud to be able to present
another musical jewel from Switzerland". The two brothers have international appeal.
to Earth on "youtube"
"When angels smile" from album "Mystic Ways" video by "paulbox100"
"Dreamland crescendo" from album "Kairos - the spirit of time" video by "Truus1949"
"Floating through the time" from album "Rivers of Life" video by "Truus1949"
"On eagle wings" from album "Kairos - the spirit of time" video by Truus1949"
"In search of the white shadow" from album "Rivers of Life" video by Truus1949"
"Pictures of my Soul" from album "Rivers of Life" video by "Truus1949"
"Pour la cause des femmes" from album "from deep inside" video by "josianehevi"
"Feels like flying" from album "Mystic Ways" video by "Truus1949"