Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nighttime songs to halucinate to... by Moon Duo

As their name suggests, Moon Duo, is a duo made up of Ripley Johnson (of Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada created in 2009 making psychedelic fuzzy soundscapes, trippy ambiances and hypnotic rhythms. I have their 2010 release, Escape, which is a short album of 4 songs culminating in about 28 minutes. They have another EP and two singles.

Here's a short bio from their website:
"Moon Duo was formed by Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada in San Francisco in 2009. Inspired initially by the legendary duo of John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo counts such variant groups as Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster as touchstones. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, and vocals, the Duo plays space against form to create a primeval sound experience. After a debut 12" single on Sick Thirst, the group released the acclaimed Killing Time EP on Sacred Bones, followed by the Escape LP on Woodsist."

Here's the song Stumbling 22nd St.

Here's the song Escape

Here's the video for Killing Time

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