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

Quentin Tarantino will visit Sydney next month to attend the Premiere of his critically acclaimed new film Django Unchained.

Sony Pictures Releasing is thrilled to announce that Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino
will visit Sydney next month to attend the Premiere of his critically acclaimed new film Django Unchained. The Premiere will be held on the evening of Monday, January 21st at the State Theatre, Sydney.

Stephen Basil-Jones, EVP of Sony Pictures Australia says, “Quentin loves Australia and we’re so pleased he’s making the trip, especially as he’ll be heading our way in the middle of the U.S. Awards season where Django is featuring heavily. The film is extraordinary and we’re honoured to have him present it in Sydney.”

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained is set in the South two years before the Civil War. Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz).  Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty.  The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. 

With an all star cast including Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonard DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, John Jarratt, Don Johnson, Walton Goggins and Jonah Hill, Django Unchained will release in Australian cinemas on January 24, 2013.