Jochen Tiberius Koch is a German composer and musician. One year his first full-length, he announced the release of a new album. Astoria will be out on January 17th, 2020 via Schole Records. His previous album was produced from the inspiration from the best American non-fiction book “Walden – Life in the Woods”, and his new album is also produced with the similar concept.

According to the press release, This album tells a story about the history of “Astoria”, a hotel built in 1915 located at Leipzig, Germany. The building was damaged during the war and air raid, but it has been refurbished brilliantly then became as the most beautiful building in the country. The music tells a story, how it was affected from the political issues and survived during the period of division and reunification of the country, until the closure of the hotel. Also, this story also can be read from the CD booklet.

Excerpts are available below.