To mark the release at the beginning of this week, emerging London-based producer Moon Gangs is streaming his debut self-titled EP in it's entirety online. 'Moon Gangs EP' is available now viaSexbeat Records (White Lung, Eagulls, GAPS).
The 'Moon Gangs EP' is made up of three tracks, 'I', 'II' and 'III' that were recorded over a three month period in late 2013. The songs were edited down from ten hours of improvised synth recordings made entirely using looped Eurorack modular synths. The result is three intense movements, each just shy of ten minutes long, which take you on adventure into the futuristic world of Moon Gangs.
The debut EP from Moon Gangs was inspired by the likes of John Carpenter and Tangerine Dreamsoundtracks, plus synth driven Krautrock like Ashra Tempel and Popol Vuh. Contextually it stands somewhere in between modern day electronic outsiders such as The Haxan Cloak and Blanck Mass. With a DIY thesis behind it, Young reigned in the help of his friends to help make the final product. The record was mixed mixed by Matt J of Hookworms / Suburban Studios and Linda Jarvis of Echo Lake designed the artwork for the sleeve and record. All three of the tracks were mastered by East London producer and engineer Rory Attwell whose worthy credits include work for Palma Violets,Big Deal & Veronica Falls amongst many others.
See Moon Gangs live:
20-21st June - Camden Crawl, LONDON
Moon Gangs self-titled EP is out on now as a digital download and a limited edition one sided 12" vinyl. The record sleeve and the blank side of the vinyl have been screen printed onto, for thislimited edition release.
Photo credit: Owen Richards
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