"Quest lacks for nothing. The 11-track LP is a musical world tour. They lead their compositions in a no man’s land where traditions and styles fade and merge...a treasure trove of influences and genres."
— Marco Canepari
mixed world music
“The album is a true sample of stylish forms that often blend into each other or are subtly distorted…The band manages to keep your attention effortlessly”
— Ton Maas
world music central
“Quest is a spectacular world music album that wanders with ease and elegance between propulsive, rhythmically dynamic global beats; melodies from various traditions and vibrant jazz-rock fusion.“
— Angel Romero
„The sound is colourful, and the instruments, well-tempered and coordinated, form a harmonious unit. The organic and electronic are wonderfully combined.” 8*
„Quest, the debut album from Out Of Nations, doesn’t reach for the sledgehammer in protesting the problems of our time, but uses musicality and artistry to allow the quieter moments of this longplayer to develop into something intense and long-lasting – the power lies in these quiet moments. And this notwithstanding, all the wonderfully playful and polished musicianship of the album, which will hopefully be followed by many more.” 4*
— Dominique Dombert-Pelletier
Top 10 New World Music Albums
4. Out Of Nations - "Quest" - Riverboat Records
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“[…] these 6 shine a light on how world music can sound if it’s not restricted by geography, commercial demands or the borders in our heads – and it’s worth hearing too. Euro-American fusion rock executed by musicians schooled in jazz, with rhythms and melodies ranging from Arabic to Latin. ‘Quest’ is the well-chosen title.”
— Günter (August ‘18)
Live aus dem Babylon mit Knut Elstermann (August '18)
DW (Deutsche Welle)
فرقة أوت أوف نايشنز العابرة للقارات تؤلف بين الموسيقى العربية واللاتينية
فرقة "Out Of Nations" الموسيقيّة: العمل لكسر القيود المفروضة على الموسيقى والجغرافيا
AMAL NEWS BERLIN (أمل برلين)
OUT OF NATIONS مشروع موسيقي يرفض تصنيف الناس
"The aural tinctures and essences mingle together creating an integrated instrument of musical expression. And of course, all this musical beauty is possible only because the band is so tight and supremely talented. Frankly, “Fiebre” is an astonishing piece of music that ignores every precedent. It’s that good."
— Randy Radic (August '17)
"Their sound melds the organic and the electronic, the sonic and the visual, boldly going where few have gone before."
— Cal Coat (September '17)
"A full set of Arabic percussions along with the groovy bassline kick in to breed the infamous balady beat paralleled with a full brass section grandeur. [...] We can’t wait to hear what else Out Of Nations has to offer with the upcoming release"
— Alia'a El Shabrawy (September '17)
"Fülbemászó dallam, lágy, helyenként nagyívű zene, életteli kompozíció, tehetséges és alázatos zenészek – sorban egymás után ezek jutottak eszembe a zenéről hallgatás közben."
— Tamás Galgóczi (September '17)
pri the world
"Quest" featured on air (September, '17)
"Quest will haunt you down from beginning to end"
"[...] une aventure sonore au delà des frontières."
"Out Of Nations is a band that looks to break down the preconceived limitations of music and geography."
— Marlena Fitzpatrick (September '17)
threefour music blog
"Inspired by the unique makeup of its formation, Out Of Nations is a world music band that reflects the peripatetic nature of its members. [...] The six-strong ensemble boasts six separate nationalities between them and infuses their technically proficient compositions with generous dollops of Funk, Latin, Pop and Jazz."