“A sombre reminder of environmental crisis in this collaborative audiovisual work by Cologne based composer and producer Sonae with video artist Jennifer Trees … Sonae’s accompanying sound work is equally striking.” The Wire

Summer ranks among this year’s best electronic works.” The Moderns

“40-minutes of confrontation, acceptance and pragmatic optimism. Bold and defiant movements amass tensions dictating a contortion in an emotive reaction that at times bends the psychological perspective of Summer” Igloo Magazine

“The partnership between Sonae (Sonia Güttler) and Trees has produced one of the year’s most stunning documents.” a closer listen

“musique électronique à la fois simple et immédiate, comme peut l’être toute musique électronique, mais aussi forte, complexe et touffue, riche et dense. Il s’agit de ces musiques électroniques assez spirituelles, d’une grande profondeur, d’une grande beauté, d’une grande froideur et mécanique, très abstraite mais qui en devient très organique et très concrète” Benzine Webzine d’essence culturelle

“Das Album wurde 2020 im heißesten Sommer, der jemals gemessen wurde, produziert und verarbeitet programmatisch diese Hitzeperiode.” Groove

“Eerie atmospheres develop underneath a wide range of dark edges and zigzagging synthetic notes with a lingering beat. Intensity tested whose limits are diffuse that reveals an exquisite abstraction.” Loop

“Sonae costruisce un viaggio in abile equilibrio tra armonia e dissonanza, impatto e sperimentazione restituendoci i tratti di un’estate anomala in cui si fondono/confondono leggerezza e malinconia, la calda luce del sole e le ombre cupe di un futuro sempre più incerto, specchio di un’epoca che richiede consapevolezza e un deciso cambio di rotta.” SoWhat

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“All the more reason to admire an already righteous artist.” The Wire

“Learn her name now.” a closer listen

“patient, forest techno” Resident Advisor

I Started Wearing Black is a striking album. […]
Despite its tight rhythms and dancefloor-esque beats, the music is intelligent enough to whisper of revolution, and brave enough to confront its distressing situations, of love lost and romantic disintegration.” Fluid Radio by James Catchpole

“riveting new record” Self-titled Magazine by Andrew Parks

“Sonae hat das Schwierige am „schwierigen“ zweiten Album nicht verdrängt sondern kultiviert und vielleicht gerade dadurch ein etwas von der Leichtigkeit des Debüts in ihre düster kalte Gegenwart hinübergerettet.” Groove by Frank P. Eckert

“Is it a just coincidence, or is a new wave of female composers/musicians/DJ’s currently re-defining electronic music?” Ambientblog by Peter van Cooten

“fantastisches Album” a-Musik Radio Dublab (DE) by Wolfgang Brauneis

“For all its sharp edges, I Started Wearing Black is an unexpectedly soothing listen. There is a gentleness to Güttler’s compositions. She has a way of making beautiful music with sounds that – in other artists’ hands – would be overwhelming and difficult.” Baddpress by Kevin Press

“… in not just using but renewing hauntology, breathing life into what’s become a thin shade — she also breathes in further death, in turning to face our underlying sense of sociopolitical threat. Resistant melancholy is her response. […] Güttler`s work is less “accessible”, but it feels kin to those acts [Burial, Tricky] inasmuch as it`s music made in the shadows of council housing and of austerity politics, made of lost futures whose possibility has evapored, sounds that delve so deep into the in-between spaces of Brutalism that they become texturally lush.” Tiny Mix Tapes by Rowan Savage

“Sonaes Blackness ist nicht lähmend: Sie ist präsent und lebendig, wird umworben und überwunden zugleich. Ein großartiges Album” Missy Magazine by Christina Mohr

“It’s a tough, but cathartic listen. Ruminations on haunting melancholia, body politics and a clamoring, world-weary malaise.” Tome to the Weathermachine by Ryan Hall

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