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cuz they've earned it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvYUUes4O1Q

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best shit on sacred bones?
why not wooden shjips?
how can i make my guitar/organ sound good?
hi ppl

always have time for the crystalline entity (contenderizer), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:22 (nine years ago) link

am kind of bummed by the poster/insert that comes with the LP, cuz they give you this giant maze that i was all psyched to fw, but then they fucking solve it for you. jerx

always have time for the crystalline entity (contenderizer), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:34 (nine years ago) link

yeah, I noticed that the solution is on the other side of the maze.
Mazes is the best record to come out of the moon duo/wooden shjips axis, imo.
Heard nothing but great things about both acts in concert, though.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 13:37 (nine years ago) link

Wooden Shijps were great when I saw them in London a year and a half ago. I think Moon Duo are playing here around now too- might have to go see them.

Neil S, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 13:39 (nine years ago) link

now you are making me want to buy the vinyl.

I prefer the Escape EP/LP but that may be just because I was exposed to it first.

skip, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 13:40 (nine years ago) link

Sonic Boom's remix of Scars rules.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 13:45 (nine years ago) link

live show recommended but the record is better! need to track down the remixes. helpppp?

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 14:34 (nine years ago) link

My vinyl copy of the Mazes album is waiting to be picked up now from the post office. Can't wait. Should also be seeing them on Tuesday in London - will report back. Loved the Shjips live a couple of times now - I see comments above saying this lot are better? Belter!

kraudive, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:03 (nine years ago) link

Tylerw my copy of "Mazes" came with the remix CD, webmail me and I'll get you a copy

Jonathan Taylor-Swift (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:21 (nine years ago) link

"Mazes" is really really great, btw. Better than "Escape". I keep missing the opportunity to see them live.

Jonathan Taylor-Swift (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:22 (nine years ago) link

yeah this album is incredible & so much better than the 12" from last year

flopson, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:22 (nine years ago) link

I actually prefer Escape to Mazes as well, although that may change...Escape hits a sort of sweet spot between the first Snapper EP and Loop's Fade Out that I can't get enough of.

Not sure why Mazes doesn't do the same...

ST 337 (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:26 (nine years ago) link

Mazes is just a lot mellower and therefore better for this time of year, imo. I love Loop, Suicide and The Heads but then I also love VU's Live In 1969, The Silver Apples and Neu! as well.

PG Harpy (Doran), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 17:31 (nine years ago) link

Mazes is the best record to come out of the moon duo/wooden shjips axis, imo.
Heard nothing but great things about both acts in concert, though.

yeah, this. wooden shjips are revelatory live, but the records (other than vol 1) always left me a little cold. not that they're bad or anything; they just never quite got in under my skin. and i like mazes a hell of a lot more than previous moon duo. concision, hooks and space = <-_->

always have time for the crystalline entity (contenderizer), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 17:59 (nine years ago) link

liking this a lot, heaps heaps more than shjips

pitch defect (electricsound), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:48 (nine years ago) link

i've been silent on this too but it's one of my most-played (and therefore favorite) albums this year. so so catchy and great. super simple formula—organ/guitar hook, couple lyrics, huge overdriven guitar outburst—but it works well.

ilxor running, w/ laptop in hand, checking ILX as he sprints (ilxor), Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:27 (nine years ago) link

also echoing others, yes, shjips are fantastic live. missed moon duo so far though.

ilxor running, w/ laptop in hand, checking ILX as he sprints (ilxor), Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:28 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Hey, this is growing on me. I thought it was shite to start with.

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Monday, 6 June 2011 16:04 (nine years ago) link

Especially "Fallout". Didn't think much of them when they played at Primavera, but they were on right at the beginning of the first day and might have been better at a more ethereal time of night.

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Monday, 6 June 2011 16:09 (nine years ago) link

this is pretty good but I do not like it as much as that Shjips 12" on Mexican Summer, which is my fave thing from these folks so far.

sleeve, Monday, 6 June 2011 16:26 (nine years ago) link

I assumed I would love Mazes but it turns out I don't...its more laidback approach to the Shjips' usual shjtick just seems to come out boring for me. I'm sure I'll give it another chance or two though.

Terje Chocolate Orange (seandalai), Monday, 6 June 2011 16:50 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I am digging Mazes. Took a while. But I am bullish on evolving Neu!-sounds this year, with this and Follakzoid.

The Hetfieldification of the Menopausal Male (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:28 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

new live recording over here http://soundcloud.com/incubate/sets/moon-duo-live-at-incubated/

nonobody, Friday, 19 August 2011 20:18 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZEm0dcBGtI

So weird to hear Moon Duo during Maddow's commercial breaks.

the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 13 February 2012 04:55 (eight years ago) link

Moon Duo, soon to be heard in a grocery store near you.

skip, Monday, 13 February 2012 05:03 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

ltd edition mazes remix lp for the vinyl heads

diamonddave85, Monday, 16 April 2012 16:09 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

finally got around to picking up Mazes

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 18 June 2012 20:40 (eight years ago) link

i snagged the "Killing Time" 12" EP at my favorite record shop in the nearby large town last weekend.

agree that "Mazes" is the best release from Ripley's universe so far...

alpine static, Monday, 18 June 2012 22:25 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

new album out in October, new song here:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13994-sleepwalker/

stoked!

alpine static, Monday, 6 August 2012 14:45 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

grab it while you can: http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/releases/sbr083/

diamonddave85, Thursday, 13 September 2012 16:06 (eight years ago) link

cool, missed that there was a new one. also missed that they live in colorado now?

tylerw, Thursday, 13 September 2012 16:12 (eight years ago) link

oh so goooood...

http://www.spin.com/articles/stream-moon-duos-full-kaleidoscopic-circles

i feel like they built this band in a lab specifically for me

alpine static, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 20:31 (eight years ago) link

yeah, really into this.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Wednesday, 26 September 2012 20:32 (eight years ago) link

sounds great. guy is such a cool guitarist.

tylerw, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 21:15 (eight years ago) link

Moon Duo: YES

i feel like they built this band in a lab specifically for me

I am lightly put off by the pamplamoosey couple in this video, but it is otherwise v enjoyable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgqTh6uoenc

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 13:35 (seven years ago) link

also: saw them this past weekend and it was great, with (DELL) projector and everything. very fun to watch. i felt like i was in a really cool movie except there weren't enough people dancing.

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 13:39 (seven years ago) link

I don't like the video but the album is immensely pleasurable.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 13:47 (seven years ago) link

I like the video because I like dancing, but it's a little fluffy/daytime for me. Would rather just watch the band play if I have to watch something. Video aside, this is top notch music for dancing.

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 13:49 (seven years ago) link

ok then I'm def going to this show tonight!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 14:05 (seven years ago) link

Jealous of you all. Still would love to see Moon Duo or Wooden Shjips. Watching their sets on youtube ain't the same.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 14:19 (seven years ago) link

It was totally worth it, saw a bunch of people there alone even though it was a Friday night (so I didn't feel too weird) and also some guy with recording equipment. I should have talked to him to find out what he does with the recordings. Anyway, you will have a good time at the show!! You must go.

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 14:31 (seven years ago) link

something about the combination of the song with the trendy alt-video really brings to mind Clinic

anyways <3 <3 <3

remtrollison (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:11 (seven years ago) link

the new album was playing over the pa today during my lunchour vs fopp session.

sounded bloody good.

mark e, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:15 (seven years ago) link

haw, that video should have a disclaimer -- "from the makers of portlandia" or somesuch. anyway, this album rocks!

tylerw, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:17 (seven years ago) link

yeah -- it smells strongly of portlandia
but just think about the leotards and the gyrating rather than the guru or the window (or the mustache dude) and it gets better
better yet don't watch it at all and take a look at this cover

http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2012/08/Moon-Duo-Circles-608x608.jpg

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:22 (seven years ago) link

going to miss the show due to a real analysis exam tomorrow morning so i am crossing my fingers it is not too good /sorry robyn

flopson, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:23 (seven years ago) link

xp yeah that's great. like steeleye span on acid

tylerw, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:24 (seven years ago) link

innocuous thing that makes me irrationally angry: fuzzed-out pop packaged itself as though it were mind-warping psych. Also: the american apparel aesthetic of the video above. Still, decent song.

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:35 (seven years ago) link

oh man post above made me think about clinic for the first time in a decade. what happened to them?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:37 (seven years ago) link

this was a good show, v entertaining, def some psychrock elements and many other elements
nice light projection show (def psychedelic)
young people danced in front of the stage
i swayed a bit
DRUM MACHINES
i only laughed twice at the beatz, i mean, in an entertained, nice way. sometimes things are funny when you listen to yr fair share of electronic music.
v happy i went :)

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 4 October 2012 04:05 (seven years ago) link

Would I like Moon Duo?

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:23 (seven years ago) link

MAybe? Check out the video upthread. It's a pretty fair representative.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 4 October 2012 14:30 (seven years ago) link

I heard Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down A Dream" yesterday and it made me think of Moon Duo

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Monday, 8 October 2012 17:49 (seven years ago) link

on first impression the new one feels a little tame compared to Mazes.

dmr, Monday, 8 October 2012 18:28 (seven years ago) link

i love tom petty

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 8 October 2012 18:36 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Moon Duo makes a mix for The Fader. Said mix is an enjoyable listen:

http://www.thefader.com/2012/10/30/download-moon-duos-fader-mix/

Tracklist:
1. Aphrodite’s Child – Do It
2. Mustafa Ozkent Orchestra – Dolana
3. Benny Soebardja And Lizard – Candle Light
4. Muddy Waters – Herbert Harper’s Free Press News
5. The Outsiders – CQ
6. Vangelis – We Were All Uprooted
7. Jang Hyun – Pushing Through The Fog
8. Magic Lantern – Dark Cicadas
9. Pink Floyd – Beset By Creatures Of The Deep
10. David Crosby – Cowboy Movie
11. Herbcraft – Road To Agartha
12. Achim Reichel and Machines – Das Echo Der Gegenwart

alpine static, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:16 (seven years ago) link

yeah, i enjoyed this. mix very much in character.

tylerw, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:17 (seven years ago) link

Wait, is this not working anymore? It was yesterday.

Is it working for others? My computer does kinda suck.

alpine static, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:20 (seven years ago) link

Seems fine for me.
Who stole my copy of CQ?!?!? Still pissed about that one.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:25 (seven years ago) link

OK, thanks. Will try again.

alpine static, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:26 (seven years ago) link

Who stole my copy of CQ?!?!? Still pissed about that one.

Now is probably the best time in recent memory to have it stolen, it's been reissued on both vinyl and CD recently.

Cool mix. Personally I find it hard to use an Aphrodite's Child song that isn't "Magic Mirror" in a mix, though.

spittin all over my sweater of fine material (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 1 November 2012 04:32 (seven years ago) link

Scored a used copy of the new vinyl last week. Think I prefer Mazes, as it still comes off a little more muscular. Thanks, hipster-who-sold-it-back-a-week-after-release-were-you-just-in-it-for-the-download-card?

dronestreet, Thursday, 1 November 2012 15:37 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

new album, Shadow of the Sun, streaming on npr http://www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen
haven't been keeping up with WS or MD but this one sounds great.

mizzell, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:15 (five years ago) link

new album is cool -- my usual response to these guys when they have a new one is to first think: "huh they're still doing this ho hum" and then a minute later to think "I LOVE MOON DUO."

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 March 2015 23:27 (five years ago) link

Shjips have a new album out too, correct?

the saer returns (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 01:38 (five years ago) link

Not that I know of?

tylerw, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 02:14 (five years ago) link

Somehow this album seems less jammy than the other ones. Either that or it's all starting to blend together.

skip, Monday, 9 March 2015 21:38 (five years ago) link

This one is definitely less jammy and more straight up song oriented, but I don't think it's a bad look for them.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 March 2015 21:43 (five years ago) link

i started this thread quite enthusiastically, but in the long run wind up something of a fence-sitter. i dearly love their sound and went through brief but intense honeymoon periods with both mazes and circles, but in the long run, neither had much staying power for me. i tend to get bored a few tracks in. maybe the new drummer will help.

2-chords, a farfisa organ and peons to the lord (contenderizer), Monday, 9 March 2015 22:03 (five years ago) link

I get where you are coming from contenderizer, but I actually think the more straight ahead songwriting approach might get you there more than the new drummer. It helps things feel more focused and less open-ended.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 March 2015 22:13 (five years ago) link

they have a drummer now? damn

example (crüt), Monday, 9 March 2015 22:15 (five years ago) link

oh! well that changes things
i was getting bored with them too but if they have a human drummer it might be better.

groundless round (La Lechera), Monday, 9 March 2015 22:26 (five years ago) link

maybe the drummer helped with their songwriting

groundless round (La Lechera), Monday, 9 March 2015 22:27 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

yetimike interview!

http://www.metrotimes.com/city-slang/archives/2017/03/15/why-you-should-be-extra-stoked-today-for-moon-duos-show-next-month

mostly-European tour with some East Coast and Midwest US dates:

http://moonduo.org/shows

new album rules btw, relentless motorik freakouts with guitar shards flying everywhere

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:28 (three years ago) link

I like the new one despite them having bi virtually no personality or unique sonic identity at all.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:09 (three years ago) link

they put on a good show, worth seeing (even if it's weird that there's no drummer).

skip, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 19:51 (three years ago) link

i love every moon duo album for about a week. then i never want to hear them again.

Not raving but drooling (contenderizer), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 20:45 (three years ago) link

MOON DUO (meh)

jorts l0chinski (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:59 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

wow Occult Architecture Vol. II is really, like, different????

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:53 (three years ago) link

also they were SO great live a few wks ago

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:53 (three years ago) link

different how

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 May 2017 16:04 (three years ago) link

A lot of softer textures, less aggressive guitars, all the ingredients are still there but the proportions are different. This is the first album of theirs that sounds different from all the rest to my ears.

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:44 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

got both Vols I and II and yeah II def has some departures from their signature style. interesting! both are grebt

Οὖτις, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:37 (two years ago) link

I kind of hope we treat these two volumes as one single double-release for the eoy rollouts. I wish they would've been ballsy enough to release it that way.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Friday, 20 October 2017 22:41 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

I don’t know if I’m on board with the new album. Feels like some sort of indie version of U2’s pop. As if they’re trying to make some sort of psychedelic disco album but ultimately it ends up sounding overwrought and it’s drenched in way too much effects. It’s dizzying... not in a good way.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 30 September 2019 05:22 (eleven months ago) link

huh, this is quite different to what i knew of them (which admittedly I heard years ago now)

frame casual (dog latin), Monday, 30 September 2019 11:50 (eleven months ago) link

i can't say i am interested in this band anymore
oh well!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 30 September 2019 13:51 (eleven months ago) link

in retrospect, this band's work is a pretty good study on how to run a couple of good ideas into the ground

sleeve, Monday, 30 September 2019 14:19 (eleven months ago) link

yeah they did not evolve in a way i found interesting enough to follow

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 30 September 2019 15:42 (eleven months ago) link

I’m actually digging the new one more than the last few. I like this droney spacey psychedelic-electronic ear cotton candy.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:45 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Yeah, I dig this new one quite a lot! Especially that bottom-heavy dub one towards the beginning.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:37 (eleven months ago) link

Likewise, I'm enjoying this one a lot!

skip, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:49 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i love this record. very surprised that my two favorite 2019 albums are Ripley Johnson projects (Rose City Band is really great), as I haven't been into any Moon Duo or Shjips stuff in a while.

mizzell, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:38 (eleven months ago) link

Rose City Band is definitely great too! Yeah, it's been a really good year for Ripley, especially considering the two vastly different directions he's swinging.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:47 (eleven months ago) link

three months pass...

definitely a shift with this one. Sonic Boom's second career as a mixing-engineer-for-hire continues to produce some interesting results

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 15:51 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

New Rose City Band track sounds excellent

https://rosecityband.bandcamp.com/album/summerlong

mizzell, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 21:08 (six months ago) link

twangier than the first and i’m all for it.

mizzell, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 21:19 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

YES to this new Black Sabbath "Planet Caravan" cover, holy shit

https://sacredbonesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/what-is-this-that-stands-before-me

epicenter of the fieri universe (sleeve), Friday, 1 May 2020 16:43 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

YES to this new Black Sabbath "Planet Caravan" cover, holy shit

https://sacredbonesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/what-is-this-that-stands-before-me

― epicenter of the fieri universe (sleeve), Friday, May 1, 2020 12:43 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

OTM

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 1 June 2020 20:14 (three months ago) link


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