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Moon Duo

Moon Duo

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When:

  • Fri 1 Mar ’13, 8:00pm

Where:

Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton

Restrictions:

R18

Website:

moonduo.org

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Moon Duo

Moon Duo are Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada. They perform their first NZ shows this March, on the back of their latest and 2nd album Circles.

Fusing the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples with the heat-haze fuzz of American rock ‘n’ roll to create tracks of blistering, 12-cylinder space rock. Fluid and volatile, the circular wave of circumstance gyrates live in New Zealand this March.

Circles, will be their second full-length LP with Souterrain Transmissions. Circles is the product of a long winter’s isolation in the Rocky Mountains, though the road to its fruition stretched over six months and several locations. The groundwork for the album was laid at the band’s home in Blue River, Colorado in the early months of 2012, where all songs were written, and the preliminary tracks recorded. For two weeks in early April, Moon Duo moved into a small apartment above Lucky Cat Recordings in San Francisco for an additional recording session with engineer Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach). Like its predecessor, the album was mixed and tweaked at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.

Inspiration for many of the songs themes, as well as the title Circles, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay by the same name, on the symbol and nature of “the flying Perfect.” From the opening lines: “The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.” And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.

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