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Michael Bormann

Wed
21
Mar

MICHAEL BORMANN Gets 'Rock Hard' May 5

Saturday, May 5, 2018
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News from Michael Bormann:
 
We are in the middle of the first Michael Bormann´s Jaded Hard production. In advance, the previously announced 'Best Of Rock Songs' – album, Michael Bormann 'Rock Hard', will be released May 5.
 
A special package (CD, t-shirt, lanyard and autograph) for early birds will be offered until March 31. 
 
 
Tracklist: Conspiracy, I Will Hold The Line, Live Your Life, Anymore, Life Is A Miracle, I Wanna Be A Rockstar, When Push Comes To Shove, Come Take Me Higher, Won't Surrender, It's Only Physical, Let's Make History, Live And Let Die , Breathless, Stand Up 2017, I'm Not Your Entertainment , My Favorite Time

 

 
Fri
21
Aug

MICHAEL BORMANN - Closer (Review)

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86%
section name: 
BEST TRACKS
content: 
I'm Not Your Entertainment
Let's Make History
Living It Up
For This One Time in Life
Closer
Produced By: 
Michael Bormann
Running Time: 
44
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Label: 
AOR Heaven
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Popular German melodic rock vocalist Michael Bormann continues his life outside Jaded Heart and various other bands like Redrum, Powerworld and Silent Force, with this, his 5th solo album.
Closer is a pretty diverse set of tunes – Michael seems to be bringing a set of contemporary and commercial songs that might appeal to radio/mainstream after his appearance on the German version of The Voice.
The various musical paths are all wrapped up in a familiar melodic rock theme, one that fans of Michael will instantly recognize, but with additional attributes added such as effects, programming and a couple of questionable extras.
 
The album starts strongly with a typical fired up Bormann driving the rocker I'm Not Your Entertainment. This is classic Bormann/Jaded Heart material and is joined by an effects filled Let's Make History plus straight ahead rockers Living It Up and I Wanna Be a Rockstar as the album’s traditional base.
As far as ballads go, Michael delivers a few quality tunes. The closing piano ballad Warrior is perhaps the best, but also very enjoyable is the heavy For This One Time in Life, which is followed by the other piano ballad Closer.
Because We Are the World is another sentimental, hands in the air rock ballad, but it concludes with a German children’s choir who’s pronunciation of the lyrics doesn’t quite work.
 
That’s the good – the majority of the albums tracks thankfully – but there are a few tracks that don’t work. The first is the mid-tempo Never Say Die, backed by a strong programmed drum beat and a moody vocal; it kinda kills the momentum of the first two tracks.
That’s followed by the hideous Can't Get a Touch Too Much. It’s a true WTF moment and doesn’t belong on this album at all. The rapping-Kid Rock-styled beat driven song, featuring female backing vocals (…and is that a banjo??) is tragically bad.
Rich Men's World is another track with a jarring beat and you are left waiting for Bormann to break into another rap. It doesn’t come thankfully. Down to the Bottle is however when it does appear. Mike - stick to the singing mate – you’re awesome!

Some of Mike’s best solo material here. A well-produced and solid album with the unfortunate diversion of four tracks that just don’t belong. Skip those however and you’ll be right at home in the best musical era of Jaded Heart.
Score: 
86
 
Wed
20
May

MICHAEL BORMANN - Closer (Showcase)

Release Year: 
2015
Closer
Produced By: 
Michael Bormann
Release Date: 
May 22
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
On the 22nd of May 2015, after more than four years, the long awaited fifth solo album "Closer" by Michael Bormann will see the light of the world. 2014 has been an eventful and exciting year. With his impressive performance at one of today’s biggest TV-Shows “The Voice of Germany” Michael reached millions of people.
All songs were written, recorded and produced within a three-month studio session by the end of 2014.

Due to the huge demand of the Demi-Lovato song "Warrior", that got him into “The Voice” - show, Michael had no chance but taking it on the forthcoming CD.

Downright refreshing, versatile and rocking Bormann presents "Closer".  Ballads, mid-tempo songs and pure Rock´n´Roll: you got it all! Defining a favorite is pretty hard as every single song has its own magic.

"Because we are the world" goes straight to the heart. The children’s choir  makes this tune very special. Not only radio stations will love this song.

It should be mentioned, that a valuable contribution to this album has been given by Eric Ragno and Bobby Stoecker. Knowing what and how he wants it, Bormann played most of the instruments by himself. It’s impressively showed on “Closer”.

His strong “Voice” - performances got Michael the long deserved attention.
Now it´s time for the next level. Closer will be drawing in the crowds under its magic spell.

Line-up: Michael Bormann – Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar & Leadguitar, Acoustic guitar, Vox; Jean Bormann – Guitars, Backingvox; Marco Grasshoff – Keyboards, Backingvox; Eric Ragno – Keyboards; Bobby Stöcker – Leadguitar; Katie Juraschka - Backingvox

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Produced by M. Bormann
Recorded and mixed at RMB Studios, Duisburg, Germany
Mastered by Michael Bormann 

 
Wed
08
Apr

MICHAEL BORMANN Solo Album 'Closer' Out May 22

Friday, May 22, 2015
Categories: 
 
On the 22nd of May, after more than four years, the long awaited fifth solo album "Closer" by Michael Bormann will see the light of day. 2014 has been an eventful and exciting year. With his impressive performance at one of today’s biggest TV-Shows “The Voice of Germany” Michael reached millions of people.

All songs were written, recorded and produced within a three-month studio session by the end of 2014.
 
Due to the huge demand of the Demi-Lovato song "Warrior", that got him into “The Voice” - show, Michael had no chance but taking it on the forthcoming CD. Downright refreshing, versatile and rocking Bormann presents "Closer".  Ballads, mid-tempo songs and pure Rock´n´Roll: you got it all! Defining a favorite is pretty hard as every single song has its own magic.

"Because we are the world" goes straight to the heart. The children’s choir  makes this tune very special. Not only radio stations will love this song.

It should be mentioned, that a valuable contribution to this album has been given by Eric Ragno and Bobby Stoecker. Knowing what and how he wants it, Bormann played most of the instruments by himself. It’s impressively showed on “Closer”.
 
His strong “Voice” - performances got Michael the long deserved attention. Now it´s time for the next level. Closer will be drawing in the crowds under its magic spell.
 
Line-up: Michael Bormann - Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar & Lead guitar, Acoustic guitar, Vox; Jean Bormann - Guitars, Backing vox; Marco Grasshoff - Keyboards, Backing vox; Eric Ragno - Keyboards; Bobby by Stöcker - Leadguitar; Katie Juraschka - Backing vox
 
 
Produced by M. Bormann
Recorded and mixed at RMB Studios, Duisburg, Germany
Mastered by Michael Bormann
 
 
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