by Western Skies Motel

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Reflections was released autumn 2013 by Audio Gourmet Netlabel.

Western Skies Motel is an instrumental project helmed by Danish musician Rene Schelbeck, operating in the cross-field between Americana and post rock. Rene spent many years performing as
part of obscure Danish punk and indie bands before he took several years out to concentrate on raising his family. Recently, he has found himself experimenting with sound again and the music has been oozing out and thus, the Western Skies Motel project was born.

"Serene musical landscapes pass behind the closed eyes when listening to the soothing and contemplative tracks. The use of acoustic guitars and harmonium create a unique sonic finger print, wandering the field of tension between calm guitar picking and crescending metallic drone elements."

" The atmospheric and interwoven textural sounds are made crystal clear with the smooth guitar, the harmonium, as well as the sonic tools that are woven into the background.
This is something that you really need to hear for yourself. Try it, you’ll definitely like it."

"Reflections is a place, one which will accommodate the interested listener for as long as they choose to leave it on repeat; all human life is not here, but that’s kind of the point. Three tunes define spaces like the dusty rooms of a little frequented motel, from whose rain-spattered windows we can take a moment to gaze out at a world as empty as possibility. A quietly powerful release."

"Reflections is a beautiful collection of tunes that aims to awaken that deeper aspects of how we sense and relate to things around us."

"Each piece has a life-like quality to it, as if you can hear the music breathing. Ebbing and flowing effortlessly, this meditative material swells out of nowhere in a gorgeous wash and disappears just as quickly, but creates a rich tonal landscape during that brief time."


released July 27, 2014

Recorded in 2013 by René Schelbeck
Cover: Harry Towell



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Western Skies Motel is an instrumental project from Denmark. The music is inspired by the dry winds of the American prairie.


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