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Wolfgang Haffner - "Silent World" - released on 27th of January, 2023

Wednesday, 25 October 2023 , ora 10.49

Over a period of two years, everything changed, became uncertain, we all found ourselves in a world immersed in unusual silence. Wolfgang Haffner is the most successful German drummer of our times. However, in those two years he had to postpone all tours, concerts and recordings, like thousands of other musicians. Once the radical change sunk in, Haffner left the spot to the composer with the same name. Alongside the long walks and the films he saw, Wolfgang wrote music, no longer constrained by the instrumentalist's busy schedule. The result was a cohesive set of songs that could have no other name than "Silent World". And I think it's his best album as a songwriter, with his strongest imprint, marked by the power of rhythm and simple melodies that create a special tension which touches us without any disturbance. "Silent World" has a continuous flow that connects emotions, a serenity we need in a world that forces us to rush. The answer to life's challenges is to engage in as many actions as possible that keep us alert, able to respond emotionally, and Wolfgang Haffner provides an ideal example with this wonderful album.

Translated by Andreea Georgiana Bogdan,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu