Reviews of the CD 'Sonada del Alma' (Gramola Vienna 2010)
Gitarre und Laute / March 2011 (Germany)
… pure fun! … ✵✵✵✵ Stars
'... Guitar4mation plays works by Manuel de Falla in new and very convincing arrangements for four guitars ... creating very beautiful character studies of which I like 'Montañesa' best. Very beautiful and fragile!
At the end of the programme, the four guitarists play and sing 'Besame Mucho' by Consuelo Velasquez as some kind of encore, adding a finishing touch to their joyful making and presenting of music. Pure fun!'
Polskie Radio Programme 2 'Dwojka' - the Polish Culture Radio / December 2010
"Guitar4mation's new CD 'Sonada del Alma' is CD of the week!'
Presentation of 'Sonada del Alma' in Radio OE1/ ORF in the broadcast 'Von Eins bis Zwei' ('From One to Two') with Albert Hosp / September 9th, 2010: CD of the Day
'This is a delicate opening piece full of glittering silver which sounds very guitaristic although it was invented for the piano - the art of arrangement at its best!' .....
'Here, Guitar4mation's four musicians are raising the stakes since Tomás Gubitsch is a virtuoso guitarist, but the result is convincing. In the end, this is not about comparing to the original, but about the fire of your own interpretation' .....
'Let's come back to our CD of the day. A lot of arrangements, many of them originally for the piano, as in the following piece. And again, the ensemble's quality shows: beautiful tones, and the piece sounds quite unique.'
Reviews of the CD 'pulse.sound.joy.heart.' - (Gramola Vienna 2006)
Classical Guitar Magazine / 2007 (London / Great Britain)
'... A sound that varies between silk and velvet, seductive phrasing, a rapport that makes them sound almost like one instrument, a strong sense of rhythm - these are only some of the attributes of the quartet who call themselves Guitar4mation... '
GENDAI GUITAR / May 2007 (Tokio, Japan)
'...this ensembles greatest asset is its superior, incomparable tone colour...'
Akustik Gitarre No. 4/2007 (Germany)
'… true guitarists who are in full command of their repertoire and cultivate both a remarkable array of sound colours and a precise ensemble performance…'
Hudebny Rozhledy 4/2007 (Czech Republik)
'… as reflected by the cover picture, the cooperation of four individual musical personalities creates an art that beyond mere professionalism is effortless, mature and playful at the same time …'
Harmony / March 2007 (Czech Republic)
'… especially in the second part of “Fuga y Misterio”, the ‘Slavic soul’ and the ‘big heart’ of the quartet’s Slavic members mentioned in the booklet seem to infect the whole group, the result being exactly what makes Piazzolla’s slow movements so effective: burning grief, melted into pure beauty …'
TopGuitar, September/October 2007, No. 5/2007 (Poland)
'The very demanding work by Brazilian composer Sergio Assad asks for perfect ensemble playing and rhythmic precision, and the group delivers impressively. In the works by Albeniz and Debussy, we hear marvellous phrasing and shaping of tone colours. The guitars sound clear and mellow and blend together beautifully. In Astor Piazzolla's work, we encounter imaginative articulation and strong expression.'