Prior to their second full-length “Calendar” (2012), Motorama was a wonderfully kept secret. From the port city of Rostov-On-Don, Southern Russia, the band was producing a Manchester-inspired cold wave, icy and hypnotic. Icy but not frozen, hypnotic but awake.
Before long, their compositions gained in clarity, lyricism and assurance: the prominent rock of their first recordings now opening its doors to a romantic and melodic pop.
“Many Nights" is Motorama’s fifth album released on September 21, 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.
“Their music is an unexpected twist on the well-minded pool of post-punk references” Dazed & Confused
“There’s something interesting going on in Russia, but I believe that Motorama are the forerunners of this burgeoning movement. I’m quite surprised they haven’t had more attention!” Jacob Graham of The Drums in NME