"Dip into Patty Moon’s rich “impressions from the living room”,
out October 18th on the Berlin-based label Traumton Records.
There are times, where we experience cloudy moments and despite being in the
midst of our life, we feel fragile and on the verge of falling. It’s
like having a bad dream about swimming against the current, and you don’t
seem to move forward or a dream about floating in the air without getting anywhere.
What if you like the feeling of it? You almost want to luxuriate in that self-induced
Singer and songwriter Patty Moon’s infatuate voice and producer Tobias
Schwab’s electronic effusions on their debut album Clouds Inside help
you hang in there and dip into their rich metaphoric world, where the devil, “Mister
Sky” and a dragon heart shake hands to keep you in a bittersweet little
The duo from Southern Germany, who started out in 1998, before growing to
a full band within the following year (Isabel Eichenlaub - Cello, Akkordeon,
Daniel Hansmann – Drums), deliver a fine collection of 12 floating Trip
The album starts off with the slurred “Mister Sky” and grows into
a pretended harmonic landscape of melodies, rich electronic elements and athmospheric,
acoustic string sounds like on “Second Winter”. What these first
tracks do with musical complexity, songs like “Me And the Moon” easily
achieve with the simplicity of a string orchestra, bowed guitar and Patty’s
charming, slightly fragile voice. Beautiful!
While Patty isn’t afraid to move into darker places and confront her
inner devil on “Borderline”, “Possibly Lucifer” or “Composing”,
you are about to loose grip of any alleged structure or comparison you attempted – sounds
a bit like Bjork-meets-Goldfrapp -“Clouds Inside” becomes less
accessible towards the latter part of the album. The only one, who seems to
see through the clouds is Patty Moon, whose calm voice leads you along right
to the end of “Horses Getting Weak/And I have enough”, which is
the last song on the album.
Clouds Inside is a passionate, musically impressive album, which is brave
for going on trip hop paths of the nineties, capturing enough individuality
to stand out to this day."
Written by BeSonic UK