We are thrilled to present the newest long-player from psych prodigies Moon Duo. For just over two years now Ripley Johnson (Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada have been burning up the scene with their propulsive beats and compelling acid washed shows. Formed in San Francisco, the duo recently relocated to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This record, however, was cut in Berlin. Certainly the most pop-oriented batch of songs the band has ever delivered, Mazes reveals a more accessible vocal delivery and song structure that is sure to appeal to a wide audience not necessarily well-versed in the psych underground. The concepts of minimalism, expansion through repetition and sensory distortion are all still here and the dynamic interplay between Ripley’s guitar and Sanae’s keyboard continue to push this band and genre into uncharted territory. A benchmark follow-up to their critically acclaimed previous LP, Escape and prior release for Sacred Bones, Killing Time. The Duo will be slow riot mosh touring the US beginning mid-March.
Not quite as psychedelic as their previous album "Hazed Dream" though a couple songs here are quite psyche (New Mantra & Hazel Green), most of the rest of the album is fairly bluesy, almost alt-country in some ways with vocals reminiscent of the Reid brothers from J&MC. This is a double vinyl album with not a single "filler" song on any disk. freakuency13