Scheduled to be release on March 28 in Europe, respectively on March 29 in USA, “Mazes” is the second full-length album by Moon Duo. Inspired initially by the legendary duo of John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo was formed by Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada in San Francisco in 2009. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, and vocals, the Duo play a mixture of Psychedelic and Trance/Chillout, counts such variant groups as Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster as touchstones. They music is spacy and airy, minimalist, but kind of warm, pulsing, sometimes it give me the feeling that Iggy Pop jamming with the French duo Air.
And “Mazes” is somehow sounds a little bit scattered, have a kind of background “noise” feeling, kind of garage Rock blending with Psychedelic music or simply it’s just like you listen to a band rehearsal down in the cellar from above in the living-room. I think it’s really interesting, but it’s hard to follow, it become a buzz.
“Raven Sings the Blues Presents: Volume 2” is still available for free download, check it out.
Moon Duo – Official Site
Moon Duo – on MySpace