Every great passion ends in the infinite… Likewise, MOTEK are driven by instinct for sultry recollections of forgotten emotional states. Chaos, coincidence and stubbornness: Motek’s endless jam sessions result in combinations of melodies, rhythms and creative flaws. Recording and relistening them, MOTEK are able to reconstruct a few ‘holy’ moments into their songs. Their sound is crafted by effect-laden guitars wandering around needy bass and entrancing drums. On stage, MOTEK combine their music with images, imagery, and imagination. They are well-known for their particular approach to live concerts, interweaving songs and visuals into a vigorous performance.
Like Enola.be and nbhap mentioned before, ‘MOTEK is back’. Going back to their post rocking roots was their starting point, thus ‘Sonder’ contains six tracks of beautiful and intense post rock like you are used to from their earlier work.
Sonder means ‘the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own – populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness – an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.’ – source