Press.

"Remarkably stark fusion of the digital and the organic."

Robin Murray - CLASH

"If you don’t know who HÄANA is, you need to discover her. She was one of the most talented individuals I came across all weekend [at Lightning in a Bottle Festival]. Dressed in a black and gold dress, with a gold cage headpiece, HÄANA sings live, mixes live, and plays the violin live. Her nordic inspired tunes, combined with her ethereal voice and the twang of her violin create a uniquely magical sound. The beauty of her music is something that should not be overlooked and is something that everyone needs to experience at least once."

Courtney Smith - Freshclef

“The process of creation is akin to meditation.”

Courtney Aldor - SF Yoga Magazine

“HÄANA’s production on “Leya” is a powerful amalgam of cinematic bass music, nostalgic violin and vocal textures.”

Admin - Nerdy Frames

“powerful presence”

Liv Lostinstereo - Planet Stereo

"Her remix on the EP harnesses the polarity within the universe that we need to see more of if we want to make sure we don’t suck the water dry and gray the air our kids will breathe."

Bo Nuanual - The Untz

“Fresh and upcoming voice in the North American bass music scene.”

Sofia Raisanen - Afro Monk

“HÄANA’s remix hit right around the chest cavity, dubstrings shaking into ribs and sternum until I find myself focused on imaginal realms.”

Terra Celeste - Reality Sandwich

“her sound brings you full circle, reminding you of the complex and developed creature you are while not letting you forget there is also a simplicity that lives and resides in us all”

Michelle Fischer - Prism

“sonic stardust”

Lauren Mechling - Vogue

“When I first heard her music, it drew for me boundless cyber fantasy cityscapes nestled in grey-skied green foothills of Iceland, Northern Lights above.”

Flak - Behind the Hype

“stark, snowy visions that allude to the Nordic and Icelandic melodies she grew up with, and incorporates very modern electronic effects, recalling the worldly ambient tones of groups like Sigur Rós and Massive Attack.”

Charlie Swanson - North Bay Bohemian

“Luminous frequencies and violin instrumentation tied with foreign Icelandic lyrical messages are found in her voice...”

Sofia Raisanen - Afro Monk

“It is a powerful and dynamic album that has the ability to seep into your soul in ways only orchestral and electronic music can.”

Rachel Policano - Infectious Magazine

“Beautiful best describes her string portrayals, her emotional efforts, and her musical charisma. The skill involved in these mere five tracks is enough to fill many musical artists' entire portfolios...”

D4 - D4AM

“Thiem’s lyrics, captured in full by her gorgeous voice, are a mélange of “Icelandic, Roma-influenced, and partly invented” languages. The brooding, Massive Attack-esque mood of “The Finding” brings together Middle Eastern instrumentation and Eastern European melody.”

Brice Ezell - PopMatters

“With my debut solo EP, Brym, I feel as though I’ve created a bridge to transport listeners to another time and place. My deep interest in folk music, especially Nordic music, was used as a base to create a body of electronic, stringrich work. The music ranges from minimal and ambient to more upbeat and dance-floor driven, while maintaining a palette of violin, cello, piano, and organic percussion as central elements.”

Maranda Pleasant - Origin Magazine

“She opened with a long, pensive solo improvisation against an ambient electronic backing track, then the two-cello string quartet with drums delivered what might have been the most exhilarating song of the night, Meissner driving it with his dramatic cymbal splashes before it wound down with a fluttery unease.”

Delarue - New York Music Daily

“A gorgeous ambient track.”

Johnny Firecloud - Crave Online

“Phavet is majestic and its layers are deep. Every listen will unearth new secrets.”

Robert Helbig - Nothing But Hope And Passion

“It's a slow-burn number that builds cautiously until its wires begin to fray.”

Michael Marotta - Vanyaland