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Title: Motel Songs
Format: CD
Label: Janosch Moldau Records (@)
Rated: *****

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Three years after the first album "Redeemer", Janosch Moldau is back with MOTEL SONGS. Highly anticipated one year before by the singles "Not with the son" and "Follow me", MOTEL SONGS is revealing itself as a very solid album. It contains eleven songs melodically catching that are able to balance melancholy and sensuality. Using mostly electronic instruments with a bit of guitar arpeggios/riffs (see also how distorted guitars are used to create a background humming sound on many tracks) and piano, the songs paint an intimate picture of Janosch. The Depeche Mode fans will be pleased to listen to this album as Janosch is able to create an atmosphere similar to their most anguished tunes. MOTEL SONGS contains all mid tempo ballads which tend to create a certain mournful atmosphere. Probably the personal themes of the songs convinced Janosch to focus the album on that sound but this doesn't invalidate the album because it sounds great anyway. You can check all the songs at this CD baby page http://cdbaby.com/cd/moldau2.