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Milana Zilnik / Press

“One of my favorite new artists who submitted music for review last year is pianist/composer/vocalist Milana. She released an amazing four albums in 2013 - three solo piano and one vocal. Intrigued, I did a little research on Milana and discovered that in January 2013, she became the only Canadian musician to receive the "SoundCloud Hero" status for being one of the most active and influential members of the SoundCloud community. In June of 2013, one of her songs earned a high score in a crowd review, which earned her a spot as a "Featured Artist" on ReverbNation’s site. In November of 2013, one of Milana’s ambient compositions won Editor’s Choice Award at AudioSparx. Her vocals are often compared to Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan. A very promising star on the horizon, I’d like to introduce you to Milana!”

“The hustle and bustle of every-day life can be brought to a gradual stroll, a breath of fresh air, with just the right melody and pacing. Cars slow down, people stop talking, and the mind lulls into a dream. Milana’s chamber piano work and voice combine to create just the right antidote for the drag of the day’s agony and stress. With a background in rock and jazz, Milana’s song “Sunny Days” is a contained but majestic piano and flute ensemble looking at gleams of sunshine through leafy tree limbs on a summer afternoon. The distant swells of soft synths are like early morning daylight shining on dew in the grass. Milana’s formal music education in Ukraine and playing by ear gives her musicality inflections and accents that are classical in nature, underlining a rich, hazy voice lodged in deep soul while still coming up for air in a dense falsetto. The improvisational characteristics of her piano playing make it playful but playful but earnest and meaningful...”

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