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mila mar songsfromtheothersideMILA MAR, known for their unique blend of world music, electronic sounds, and medieval tones, is pleased to announce the release of their new album ‘Songs from the Other Side’ on May 17th. The album promises a fascinating journey through various musical landscapes. With their characteristic combination of mystical melodies, atmospheric soundscapes, and powerful vocals, MILA MAR once again creates a work that transports listeners to other worlds.

‘Songs from the Other Side’ features six new tracks that reflect both the versatility and emotional depth of the band. Each song tells its own story and invites listeners to immerse themselves in the mysterious and magical world of MILA MAR. The band remains true to their tradition of integrating various cultural influences and historical sounds into their music, while offering fans fresh and innovative compositions. Since its inception, MILA MAR has earned a solid place in the German music scene. Their unique live performances and ability to establish a deep emotional connection with their audience have garnered them a loyal fan base.

“We are incredibly proud of this album and can’t wait to share it with the world,” says Anke Hachfeld, the band’s lead singer. “Each track is a part of our journey, and we hope that listeners will be as fascinated and moved as we are.”

‘Songs from the Other Side’ is available on all major streaming platforms as well as on vinyl on May 17th. For more information on the release and upcoming live dates, visit the band’s official website at

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The Joik: A fascinating singing tradition of Sámi culture
Originally practiced during the time of Sámi religion, the Joik was used as a ritualistic singing style by both shamans and all Sámi people. It is a monotonous-guttural singing style similar to yodelling, where often the music is more important than the words themselves. The Joik is used to sing about people, animals, and natural phenomena, serving as a means to establish a deeper connection to nature and Sámi culture. A special characteristic of the Joik is its partially improvised nature. Although there are certain formalized elements, a significant part of the Joik consists of spontaneous improvisation. The singing often arises simply from life in nature and adapts to the mood and landscape. Thus, the Joik is not just a form of entertainment but primarily a means to feel closer to the subject of the song and to experience a deep connection with nature. In modern times, the Joik is experiencing a renaissance, with artists and musicians incorporating both traditional and modern elements into their interpretations. Nevertheless, the Joik remains an important part of Sámi culture and a living testimony to the close relationship between people and their environment.

Current line-up
Anke Hachfeld – Vocals & Percussion
Maaf Kirchner – Synthesizer & Percussion
Lars Watermann – Drums & Percussion
Jann Michael Engel – Cello

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Source: Press Release

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