Dok su bile analogne, grobnice - zemlja, kosti, prah... - bile su romantične i zastrašujuće, no otkad se otkrilo da su cijelo vrijeme bile digitalna simulacija, raspadanje je postalo vječno a smrt trenutna.
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.
Confined inside a tomb, breathing out centuries of fine dust, Tombs awakens. Luckily, it’s not the Tombs we know of from The X-Files, but it does hold just as menacing a lair as the one featured in the show.
Digital decay, ambiance, darkness, bright moments, solitude, openness, courage, analog warmth and soul searching are just a few phrases and words that describe the emotional complexity and depth I feel from London’s Moon Zero and his debut album Tombs on Futuresequence Records. In October of 2012, Moon Zero captured these cathartic tapestries of sound onto 8-track at St George In The East Church in Shadwell, London to ethereal and other-worldly affect. It’s like looking into a water that casts a reflection of your image where faint traces of movement are abound in abundance and the remembrance of what once was is still intact. Tombs represents this delicacy in a weighty essence of timbres and pitches that floats the minds imagination into suspended dream states.
Tombs is mood music for those who love to fall into every crevasse and corridor of sound possible. Textures are intertwined with one another for statements of sonic penetration and pitfall breaking sections. This is as exploratory and honest as you get in the culture of ambient music. Pressed on limited edition cassette and offered digitally as well, it’s a release that takes me to a very special place devoid of the music industries diluted sense of movement where viral ads and other auspicious meanderings of ones art are an accepted standard for greatness. Moon Zero exemplified greatness before anyone ever heard Tombs and now it’s the worlds job to care for this creation the way it deserves to be loved. Music is alive and well in 2013 and Moon Zero is an artist who plans to take us far into the future. I live for music this submerged and expressive without the confinements of pop structures. -Erik Otis