Moon Pool & Dead Band
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Midwich)
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Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Wolf Eyes founder Nate Young joins R&B rhythm master and Viands co-founder David Shettler for an album of idiosyncratic synthesizer throb and experimental electronics. Detroit underground favorites have been invited to join Don Was (Was Not Was) for a live tribute to legendary techno innovator Electrifyin' Mojo. Moon Pool and Dead Band have been remixed by 2lst century techno luminaries JTC, Patrick Russell, 8MG (Ectomorph), Coyote Clean Up and more. 2nd Moon Pool album for Midwich, 4th in all. Both musicians have been active since the '90s, involved in a plethora of underground mischief. Stunning full-color artwork from legendary sci-fi painter and illustrator, Mark Salwowski. Mastered by Ruud Lekx aka Rude 66. - Humanizer jettisons with their live staple 'New British Blues', the 10-minute track recalling Shettler's long-form work in Viands (MW-003), putting synthesizers in space, as live drums invigorate the track with an earthbound brashness. 'Cycloid is the album's most concise,bracing and dare-we-say catchy number --a real ear-worm. 'Sea Dust' is a blasting electronic collage also featuring live drums (we think). The title track 'Humanizer' is classic Moon Pool, creepy and menacing with an off-kilter bass thump. 'A Gray Glow' continues in classic mode with thumping bass and queasy synths. 'Hospital Quiet' features pleasing, sunward-facing ambiance to reassure listeners that all is good. Moon Pool and Dead Band have been a Detroit cult techno favorite since Shettler and Young joined forces in 2011. Uninitiated listeners are caught off-guard by the funkiness of the group, shaking assumptions about the group's perceived roots. We've all heard bad noise-techno records-this isn't one of them. The danceable style is one that grows organically from the duo's life experience. Moon Pool and Dead Band approach the music with respect, knowledge and humor. Humanizer is a party-starter that could have only come from Detroit.