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
Whatzup – March 2003