Moon Zero – Tombs
Black cassette in clear cases with cover art inlay, limited to 50 copies…
Recorded onto an 8-track at St George In The East Church in Shadwell, London last October, ‘Tombs’ is the debut release for Tim Garratt under his Moon Zero moniker. This four track EP introduces Tim’s approach to noise-drone, incorporating melody and structure, delivered through processed instrumentation and filtered electronics.
‘Tombs’ is, especially for a debut, a bold and confident musical statement, which reimagines the possibilities of processed organ and laptop sounds in a live context. EP-opener ‘Dalyan’ builds from slowly wavering layers of sound into a crumbling, decaying wall of fuzzed-out, peaking noise, which in turn builds again into ever-moving blocks of chopped loops and feedback, absorbing the listener completely into Moon Zero’s musical space.
Yet the real power of the EP is in the fact that Moon Zero’s compositions include all of the elements included above, without ever attempting to sound ‘like’ other noise / ambient / drone artists – the entire EP flows seamlessly from form to form, constituting of some of the most unashamed and fresh takes on musical ideas that are so often presented as tired, genre-defining clichés. A remarkable listen.
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