HOTEL PALINDRONE is an Austrian acoustic quartet that “houses” music traditions from Austria, shaken and stirred with many other European roots, with jazz and classical music.
Full of power, inventiveness and real fun HOTEL PALINDRONE surprises their audience and the press around the world since 1995. For example on the BBC radio 3 stage at WOMAD-Festival where their concert was live broadcast on BBC radio 3. Amongst a superb variety of instruments the more traditional ones, like hurdy gurdy, jews harps and bagpipes, flirt with the bass-guitar or the jazzy saxophone.
Their latest album JODULATOR, the name is based on that most iconic of Alpine pastimes, yodelling, got honored by finding its way on the favorite list of the German Record Critics Award 3/2011 and by the album award “bravo!” of the French Trad Magazine.
And we should say … their music is made to listen a n d to dance to: Bourree, Chapelloise, Austrian Ländler, Polka, Waltz, Mazurka …
Concerts - In Austria from prestigious venues like Konzerthaus Vienna to Ost Klub, International: European Broadcast Union Festival (E), BBC radio 3 stage at WOMAD-Festival / live broadcast on BBC radio 3, Sidmouth and Broadstairs Folk Week, Towersey Festival (GB), TFF Rudolstadt, Musikfestspiele Sanssouci, numerous “Tanzhaus” performances (D), Trad.it!-Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam (NL), Boombal Festival, Gooikorts-Festival (BE), Porta Festival (Latvia), CH, I, Mexico, Borneo and performances in numerous Austrian Cultural Forums.
Awards - 2011 - the recent album JODULATOR found it's way onto the "Bestenliste" 3/2011, selected by the Jury of the German album reviewers in the category "folk", CD-award "bravos" from the french TradMagazine
2009 German Folkpreis Eisener Eversteiner
2005 Austrian World Music Audience Award
„Beautifully crafted, there is a slightly maniac undertone evident of some of these tunes suggesting a musical balancing act that could easily decline in chaos, but such is their completely matery of instruments and material that the balance Is effortlessly maintained.” (CD-Review by Dave Haslam, R2 Magazin, GB/2011)
“Firmly rooted in tradition, … an inspiring and timeless integration of classical, prog rock and jazz arrangements. Each time you listen you find something new. ... Every piece they perform shines through their incredible musicianship. ... Hotel Palindrone. Such a lovely place.” (After seen the band live at WOMAD ... Eilzabeth Kinder, fRoots / GB/2008)
"These guys are the epitome of what many people say they want in their music—innovation, creativity, adventurousness, professionalism, talent." (CD-review by Frank Gutch Jr., http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p04585.htm, USA/UK, 2008)
Albin Paulus: bagjpipes (Bock, Sackpfeife), jew`s harp, clarinet, bombarde, shawm, voice & Jodeln
Stephan Steiner: violine, hurdy-gurdy, diatonc accordion, nyckelharpa, voice
John Morrissey: mandola, buzouki, valisette, voice
Peter Natterer: bass-guitar, saxophon, piano
Worldwide except Germany (in cooperation with Kulturen der Welt/Utta Fritsch) and Great Britain/Ireland (Frusion/Ian Smith).