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And he’s had great success in Europe with two of his more recent CDs, Under My Skin and Solstice. The Mobile Homewreckers treated the crowd to a rendition of the classic “Under My Skin” during a rollicking set at the show.
     Still, Todoran never gets too comfortable in one area. He recently completed work on a new CD in Berlin called Luck in This Life, scheduled for release in the spring. He describes it as a departure from his recent efforts, “darker” and more complex musically, due to his collaboration with two Berlin-based musicians and producers.
     “I wrote all the songs on Luck in This Life, but I’m not an autocrat when it comes to recording my music. I depend a lot on the interprations and contributions of the musicians I’m playing with. In this case, recording in Berlin was a totally different experience. There’s something about the city, a feeling that it’s still finding itself, that comes out in the record. It’s a reconfiguation of what I do, not a reinvention,” Todoran said.
     Undoubtedly, but when he mentions Lou Reed, David Bowie and U2 as having their music changed by their associations with the Berlin vibe, you can be sure Todoran’s next effort will defined by a different kind of country — a landscape of the mind.          Whatzup – March 2003