Soft Moon "Exister" Black or Crystal Clear Vinyl LP (2022)
Details: The Soft Moon, "Exister," released by Sacred Bones, 2022. Black and Crystal Clear variants. New stock, sealed.
Description: “The whole point of this record was to share every emotion that I feel,” says The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez. “No two songs are the same. It’s about existing in the world as a human being and experiencing many emotions and experiences throughout life.” And so hence the title Exister, a record rooted in the ecstatic joys and crippling lows that life can throw up and how just hanging on and existing is sometimes all we have. “Exister is my way of saying ‘I'm here, deal with it.’” Vasquez says.
Sonically, this expression is a vast, expansive, and potent one. The opening ‘Sad Song’, which unfurls with a dense brooding atmosphere, Vasquez describes as almost a ballad, while tracks such as ‘The Pit’ capture the opposite end of the musical spectrum, exploding as a thundering piece of industrial techno complete with gut-churning levels of bass. ‘Monster’ – a song that follows a human metamorphosis into an unrecognizable and destructive being - seamlessly combines a deeply melodic, almost electro-pop, vocal hook with slow-built atmospherics to create something equally beautiful and unsettling. ‘Become the Lies’ explores the devastating consequences of being lied to by your own family and is a post-punk stomper, merging charging basslines, pummelling drums, and snaking guitars, all of which combine explosively. Elsewhere the album runs the gauntlet of everything from ambient to dark wave - features ferocious guest contributions from fish narc and Special Interest’s Alli Logout on ‘Him' and ‘Unforgiven’ - all while retaining that distinct tone that unmistakably The Soft Moon."
Grade: M (new stock)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Sad Song
A3. Become The Lies
A4. Face Is Gone
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. The Pit
B3. Stupid Child
B4. Him (feat Fish Narc)
B5. Unforgiven (feat. Alli Logout)