Their mixture of folk music, classical music, medieval sounds and jazz is subtle, always very sensitive, decelerated and played differentiated with a touch of chamber music. With complex harmonies and beautifully floating melodies, emotions inevitably arouse, which in turn cause goose bumps.
Olaf Maikopf, Jazzthetik (German Magazine)
Simsa Fünf creates a musical magic realm in which sounds of classical-, folk- , jazz- and pop-music merge harmoniously.
Gerd Filtgen, Fono Forum (German Magazine)
Enjoy one of the most beautiful ensemble-sounds that 2018 has produced!
Xavier Plus, SKUG (Online Magazine)
As unusual as this cast, as surprising is what they tell. A strong debut!
Mirjam Jessa, ORF Ö1 (Austrian Public Radio)
“The Time We Need” is an extremely successful and tasteful album, which will surely surprise and delight many music lovers of different “origins”. Sebastian Simsa convinces both as a composer and as a drummer!
Alex Kochmann, MICA (Music Austria)
The result is a colourful and diverse, but by no means arbitrary Chamberfolkjazz album.
Klaus Nüchtern, Falter (Austrian Newspaper)