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Austria (2008 – present)

Soap&Skin is the experimental musical project of Austrian artist Anja Plaschg (born 5 April 1990).
Anja Plaschg grew up in a small village called Gnas in south east Styria, where her parents have a farm. She has played piano since she was six. At the age of 14 she began violin studies and developed an interest in electronic music. She attended the Graz Polytechnic for Graphic Design, but dropped out at 16 and moved to Vienna shortly afterwards. There she studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in the master class of Daniel Richter, but at 18 dropped out again.

Musicians like Xiu Xiu, Cat Power, Björk, Nico, Aphex Twin and composers like Sergei Rachmaninoff or Arvo Pärt have had a great impact on her music.

After only playing a handful of concerts she was already being dubbed a “Wunderkind”. In 2008 she played German singer Nico in the play “Nico - Sphinx aus Eis” by Werner Fritsch in Berlin and Vienna, performing several songs in it, including “Janitor Of Lunacy”, from her first EP.

Her first album, called “Lovetune for Vacuum”, was released in March 2009. It received excellent reviews and placed in the Austrian Top 10. The album also achieved chart positions in Germany, Belgium and France. Music journalists have already claimed to see in her a new star of Austrian pop.

In 2010 her song “Mr Gaunt Pt 1000” was used in the television commercial for Ford’s Mondeo. In the 2010 French film “Mes chères études” (also known as “Student Services”), the song titled “The Sun” plays during the credits. Her tracks ‘Brother of Sleep’ and ‘Marche Funèbre’ were used in the soundtrack for Universal Pictures thriller ‘War Games: At the End of the Day’ in 2010.

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  • Brikaraya

    Beautiful.

    30 Jul 1:22pm Reply
  • EU8088

    v Did you know it can be difficult for some musicians to keep up a regular creative output when they put their heart and soul into it? Also I hardly see how Sugarbread and Mawal Jamar are timid but ok then

    30 Jul 9:37am Reply
  • postrocklove

    @jmp186 "every artist evolves, deal with it :) Anja has barely been active for over Three years, and anything she has done since her last album has come across as timid by her standards... and even dare I say it, pretentious. Evolving she certainly isn't.

    30 Jul 12:00am Reply
  • taurinvenus

    quero :(

    24 Jul 10:21am Reply
  • efemeromeo

    Arrependido de não ter descoberto antes. Que pureza!

    17 Jul 1:35am Reply
  • Herick_MS

    faz mais um album pra mim

    12 Jul 6:02pm Reply
  • gudmundrodrigo

    04/07/2015 Tbilisi/Georgia. Perfect day <3 [4]

    6 Jul 8:24pm Reply
  • garchagudashvil

    04/07/2015 Tbilisi/Georgia. Perfect day <3 [3] Go to her live, people! She is amazing!

    6 Jul 10:48am Reply
  • veramenteenceph

    04/07/2015 Tbilisi/Georgia. Perfect day <3 [2]

    5 Jul 6:56pm Reply
  • Dakota3131

    04/07/2015 Tbilisi/Georgia. Perfect day <3

    5 Jul 9:06am Reply
  • JardelRodrigues

    vem

    4 Jul 8:59am Reply
  • Malofyay

    Сладкий вокал(:

    25 Jun 8:25am Reply
  • jmp186

    every artists evolve, deal with it :)

    19 Jun 7:56am Reply
  • haunted_body

    I'm so sorry I missed her concert in Moscow a couple of years ago. Now I'm afraid that Soap&Skin has changed a bit, not for the better. Such a shame.

    17 Jun 11:13pm Reply
  • uhIgor

    Mawal Jamar is awesome

    24 May 7:12pm Reply
  • boogiedroid

    she looks like a lot of laughs

    9 May 5:25pm Reply
  • Dakota3131

    Mawal Jamar <3

    8 May 6:27am Reply
  • Tahula

    She looks like a darling.

    1 May 7:15pm Reply
  • Emtay13

    she does the best covers. it would be nice to hear an original song too.

    24 Apr 4:16am Reply
  • ComeHereSparrow

    Thanks!

    18 Apr 3:59am Reply
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