“Cold wave Stakhanovists, tireless workaholics and more…”
Russian cliches about a Russian band for sure, but totally relevant to Motorama who have barely let up since 2012 when their second album “Calendar” came out. A huge success with both audiences and critics, in France and abroad, right up to their last opus “Poverty” in January 2015. As regular as clockwork, they have been cranking out tours – throughout Russia in all its vastness, repeatedly in continental Europe, as well as South America – posting videos and photo albums, delighting and racking up fans, and coming back with new records all over again. Poles apart from pompous music marketing Motorama have grafted with generosity and passion.
“Many Nights“ is Motorama’s fifth album released on September 21st, 2018, through Talitres. The recording lasted over five months in Vlad’s apartment and band’s rehearsal space. The new record is a mix of gothic Balearic beats and jangle pop guitars with the lyrics about transcendenсe and surreal worlds, influenced by Arthur Rimbaud and Alexander Blok. Ten songs are structured around a few instruments with the simple melodies and grooves, inspired by Soviet New Wave scene, the cinematographic electronic music of Eduard Artemiev, New Zealand kiwi pop and African percussion arrangements.
Fotocredit: Irene Parshina