Friday, 4 January 2013

Solitary Bones CD review - Tobias Moldenhauer Trio

Solitary Bones CD review - Tobias Moldenhauer Trio...

Solitary Bones' is the trio's virgin coup. 

Recorded live to 4-track, with harmonica and saxophone overdubs, this album represents an original, fresh, non-manufactured sounding and honest approach to their material.

Genre: Blues: Finger-Picked Guitar
Release Date: 2012


1. Great Ocean Road 
2. Child of the Wind  
3. Tick Tock   
4. Going Down Slow
5. The Strange Kind   
6. The Tide     
7. Solitary Bones
8. Midnight Lullaby
9. Where the Light Is Strong

Much of the music sounds like the kind of blues - jazzy - folk you often find in movies, so when I discovered that some of his sounds are in the flick 'Kings Cross Angel', I wasn't at all surprised.  I would totally expect that more of his numbers will be picked up by movie producers in the coming years.

The music is surprising original for the blues - folk genre, and its hard not to believe that eventually Tobias Moldenhauer will have solid to strong name value in Australia and beyond - that will equal if not succeed his outstanding quality of music.


A Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter of European background, Tobias recorded his solo demo in Germany 2005, before hitting the road to play music in both Hemispheres. He has performed in a variety of countries, including Germany, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic, Samoa and Australia. The latest release ‘Live at the Red Shed’ received airplay across Australia and was toured interstate. Tobias opened shows for artists such as Neil Murray, Victor Martinez and performed with musicians like Angus Diggs (of Jeff Lang, Bob Brozman, Mia Dyson). Solo performances feature effect pedal driven acoustic guitar, bottleneck slide resonator guitar, Hawaiian lap steel guitar and explore different genres with their roots in the Blues. Melodic fingerpicking in open tunings coupled with soulful and haunting vocals, Tobias’ material draws on a wide variety of influences, though strives to put an original footprint onto the sands of contemporary acoustic guitar music.


Tobias Moldenhauer Trio official website