With her debut EP „Break Of Dawn“ the Berlin based Mieke Miami whet the appetite for the upcoming long player already last October. It’s the beautiful morning serenade “Break of Dawn” itself which opens up this eleven track strong album named “In The Old Forest” ringing in springtime in a augustly levitating manner with Mieke’s sugar-sweet voice. Thereafter the album’s title track takes us by the hand buoyantly and leads us through this wondrous, old forest, which has a multitude of stories to tell. For instance one about a man without shoes (“UFO”), another one about a companionship with a tree (“The Owl”) or the one about a stroll along a sea full of memories (“Bantry Bay”). But most of all these tales recount this special feeling called summer (“August” and “Summer”). The whole LP spreads this subtle serenity which you only witness during this season of the year. Maybe except for “All Over “ and “Radioman”, two songs marching to some kind of a different drummer but in doing so add a pinch of variety in tone and style. Otherwise you could consider yourself to be strictly in the land of bliss by listening to this album.