Vocalist Michael Schiefel is a child of his time. Not only does he use his vocal chords to make music, he also applies modern electronics to manipulate the sounds he produces, both on stage and in the recording studio. That way he always goes further than just singing a song. When the Wall came down, Schiefel went to Berlin to study jazz singing at the Universität der Künste. During his studies he was very active on the flourishing Berlin jazz scene. In 1997 his debut album Invisible Loop was released that was received with wide acclaim by the press. Its successors I Don't Belong (2001) and Don't Touch My Animals (2006) underlined his status in Germany as one of the most creative and exciting jazz acts of the past decades. Alongside his solo work, the singer-songwriter has other projects, like the mini big band Thärichens Tentett and the group Jazzindeed. On the album Blaue Augen that he made with Jazzindeed, Schiefel gives a completely different twist to jazz singing, which is mostly dominated by the English language, by singing the lyrics in German.