Protokino features eight songs of dark electropop with a balance of dense electronics, guitars and live drums, and German lyrics sung by both Michel and Marion. There’s a wry sense of humor at work in many of the songs, and although those familiar with Metallspürhunde will recognize the style, this is definitely a new band with its own sound. The band recorded the tracks in their own studio, and I provided additional production, mixed and mastered the album at The Eye Socket.
On this album, the newly streamlined band (following the departure of two members) shifted their sound away from the gothic metal emphasis of their previous work. Their new sound combines hard electro beats and aggressive synthesizers with rock guitar and a touch of eighties synthpop, with sinister vocals (in German as always). The band recorded in their own studio and sent the tracks to The Eye Socket, where I did some additional production and mixed the album.
Moloch has spent several weeks already in the Deutschen Alternative Charts and is receiving excellent reviews. Congratulations to the band!
The album is available by MP3 download from Amazon and as an import CD, in a single-disc edition and a limited deluxe edition with bonus remix disc.