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Sunday 20 February 2022

Thirty Minutes Of Moon Duo

Here's half an hour of Moon Duo, Portland, Oregon's finest cosmische, psyche three piece for Sunday. When I listen to Moon Duo (or Ripley Johnson's other bands, Wooden Shjips and The Rose City Band to some degree but Moon Duo just pip those two for me) I could quite happily argue there is no one currently making music who is doing anything better than this. Moon Duo's back catalogue stretches back to 2009, since when they've released seven studio albums and numerous singles and EPs. Putting together a thirty minute mix is not difficult- working out what to leave out is more so. What we have here is the slow motion blissed out beauty of In A Cloud from their 2015 Shadow Of The Sun album, an equally relaxed cover version of Black Sabbath from 2020, a crunchy guitar riff rocker Sevens from 2017's Occult Architecture Vol. 2, the twinkly, spaced out title track from 2019's Stars Are The Light and the monumental ten minutes of motorik pysche groove that is White Rose (2017, Occult Architecture Vol. 1).

Thirty Minutes Of Moon Duo

  • In A Cloud
  • Planet Caravan
  • Stars Are The Light
  • Sevens
  • White Rose

1 comment:

Jake Sniper said...

An excellent choice, a favourite of mine.