Jochen Tiberius Koch, a German musician who made a Schole Record debuted in 2018, will be releasing his second full album.
His previous album was produced from the inspiration from the best American non-fiction book “Walden – Life in the Woods”, and his new album is also produced with the similar concept.
This album tells a story about the history of “Astoria”, a hotel built in 1915 located at Leipzig, Germany. The building was damaged during the war and air raid, but it has been refurbished brilliantly then became as the most beautiful building in the country. The music tells a story, how it was affected from the political issues and survived during the period of division and reunification of the country, until the closure of the hotel. Also, this story also can be read from the CD booklet.
As compared to his previous work which he used the classical instruments as a composition, this new album gives an impression that he adds some electronic sound into music, and the selected spoken words from each singer creates one and only worldview structured with thoroughness. This helps to introduce the aesthetic senses of this hotel for those who don’t know its history.
ALL MUSIC BY JOCHEN TIBERIUS KOCH
THE SCHMALKALDEN PHILHARMONY CONDUCTED BY KNUT MASUR
RECORDED BY YUSSUF FRITZL AND JOCHEN T KOCH
AT FROGMORE STEWDIO COPENHAGEN – AUTUMN AND WINTER 2018; SPRING 2019
RECORDING ENGINEER DAVID MASSELTOFF
MASTERED BY RALF ZUCKOWSKI
WORDS ON 1 BY JOCHEN T KOCH; SPOKEN BY RAINER C. HERZMANN
WORDS ON 3 BY JOCHEN T KOCH; SPOKEN BY MANFRED KROOG
LYRICS ON 4 BY MINNA; SUNG BY MINNA
LYRICS ON 5 BY JOCHEN T KOCH; SUNG BY MINNA
LYRICS ON 7 BY MINNA; SUNG BY MINNA
WORDS ON 7 BY JOCHEN T KOCH; SPOKEN BY ASTRID HOESCHEL-BELLMANN
WORDS ON 9 BY GUNNAR SKROCKI; SPOKEN BY GUNNAR SKROCKI
LYRICS ON 12 BY FRAEULLEIN LAURA; SUNG BY FRAEULLEIN LAURA
COVERPAINTING AND DRAWINGS BY MARTIN SCHINDLER
ARTWORK BY SEAN GONORRHEA
A&R: Akira Kosemura
Creative Direction: Shin Kikuchi
Sales Promotion: Tokuhei Matsuo, Romain Meril and Matthieu Burel
Production Management: SCHOLE INC.
The review of “Astoria” in French website Muzzart available here:
Good review on French website foutraque.com
10 minutes of album presentation and music on “Perdidos en el espacio” on Radio Universidad de Chile
Starts at 51’10
Feature on Son of marketing (UK/IT):
Very nice and detailed review on Gezeitenstrom musik magazin (Germany)
Nice review on Holland here: