MELANCHOLIC ICELAND POP

made in the Black Forest

ABOUT MONTAU

The One-woman band Montau creates songs that rush through wide landscapes, mysterious stories and vast emotions. They are characterized by a Nordic sound and bold, unusual harmonic twists. Her elf-like voice hovers over the music in a big and powerful manner. The fantastical images and stories are captured by the piano, which provides the foundation of each composition.
The press can see Montau, who has been referred to as the “Kate Bush of the Black Forest”, eclipse the German borders and has called her music the Black Forest’s answer to the melancholic pop sounds of the North.
For her song “Polar Light” Montau asked one of her favourite Nowegian musicians Daniel Herskedal to collaborate. They had never met before. Her motivation was a friend’s fleeing to a remote and isolated part of Sweden, for which Herskedal’s compositions deliver the perfect soundtrack. He liked her song and agreed to create and perform a tuba solo on “Polar Light”.
Under her former artist’s name Patty Moon Judith Heusch has published several albums, film and cinema compositions and given many concerts, not least as supporting act for Cat Power and Agnes Obel. In her latest production ‘Montau’ she reaches her goal of perfect harmonies, lyrics and sounds, which mirror her inner world and take the audience on a captivating and emotional journey.

NEWS

NEW EP "EARLY FOREST GLITTER"

Available 5 January 2023

“Early Forest Glitter” is the first EP by MONTAU and precedes my album “Black Forest Glitter” that will be released in autumn. With “Chemo”, it also includes one special solo unplugged track featuring piano and voice. After many concerts and albums with “Patty Moon”, it is time to go solo and set out for untrodden paths with MONTAU to create the sound I love.

MONTAU Interview (German)

MDR KULTUR Studiosession

Sa 17.12.2022 16:00 | 24:56 min
Montau war früher die Band Patty Moon. Nun gibt es die Montau-Debüt EP “Early Forest Glitter” mit Songs, die klingen, als wären sie kurze Filme in Musik. Dazu ist Sängerin Judith Heusch im Gespräch und gibt Kostproben.

CONCERTS

Date City Venue
22/09/2022
Neuenburg am Rhein
Landesgartenschau
01/11/2022
Dresden
Societätstheater
03/11/2022
Halle
Objekt 5
04/11/2022
Magdeburg
Volksbad
05/11/2022
Bremerhaven
Pferdestall
26/01/2023
Bollschweil
Bolando
11/02/2023
Ludwigsburg
16/02/2023
Freiburg

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