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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Moonlight (now: Nursery) - hyphydisco (3 tracks) (USA 2009)

MOONLIGHT (now NURSERY) is Franklin Wong currently living in Santa Cruz, CA, USA (originally from Palo Alto/Sunnyvale, Bay Area). These tracks were recorded in November 2009.

"all the sounds and crazy effects that sound like they would have been done with a computer were in fact done with a kaoss pad, no auto-tune, minimal, only 4 tracks thick... The track is called "Midnight Chase"... The style would be a fusion of lonely night drives with disco noir romanticism... with a dash of blueberry jello..."

Q: How recorded?
A: It was recorded with a firewire mbox as a computer interface but I do not use software to compose my music, I personally prefer to stay as far away from a laptop when music is involved and I'm looking to go back to using an 8 track recorder again. Minimalism... Recording is always a hard thing to do and I find usually that the volume of the songs are really low... so I have to find shimmied ways to jack up the volume.
Q: Who invoved? Who played what?
A: I play guitar, synthesizer, vocals, and drum machine on this track (= Midnight Chase), nothing is sequenced.
Q: Any more releases (apart from Midnight Chase)?
A: I have 2 other songs up on the myspace, "Ghost House" which is like a spooky darkwave disco hands in the air sort of track where I play synth & drum machine. (I'm looking to have a female friend of mine provide vocals for that song), and "Seeds of Ugliness" which is more of a Darkwave Post-Punk Industrial track where I play synth, guitar, drum machine, and vocals.
Q: Since when does this band/project exist?
A: This is my solo project that I started in September (2009).
Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?
A: I play in another 2 piece band called Poison Diamonds. Some local bands whom we support and are good friends with are The Hundred Days (indie post punk and at times shoes gazey) from San Francisco, Bro Montana from Santa Cruz, Moon Cadillac from Santa Cruz, and Audiobomb from Oakland.
Q: How'd you "label" your music?
A: Hmm... I'd say it's Romantic Night Drive disco... or ... Car Chase disco noir... Post punk, industrial, italo-disco, disco punk, freestyle, and indietronica.
Q: Influences?
A: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Xiu Xiu, Nick Cave & The Birthday Party, Belle Epoque, Dark Day, Glass Candy, The Chromatics, Goblin, Joy Division, Adult, Passions, Micron 63, Gang of Four, The Rapture, Ghostland Observatory, Portishead, Chris & Cosey, ABBA, Music Go Music, Musique, Bauhaus, Kasms, Death in June, The Cure, Kraftwerk, New Order, Giorgio Moroder, Liars the list goes on...
Q: Website/Myspace?
A: http://www.myspace.com/GoingSomewhereSolo
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A: I don't use software to compose my music, everything is played by hand in some form, mainly because I don't know how to use computer software or any of that stuff... I play my music from a live musician approach, a lot of improvisation, minimalism, DIY ethos. If you have a MiniKorg 700s or Korg Rhythm 55b for sale hit me up! I need one of those! shout outs to Missingtoof.com & thanks to Homemade- lofi- psychedelic blog for checking us out! feel free to hit me up on the myspace, that's the closest thing to a website I have, I'd love to play any shows, house parties, etc...

Indeed I hear a strong late 70s euro-disco influence as well as CHRIS & COSEY or late KRAFTWERK. If you're into old synthie sounds you should definitely check this one out.

MOONLIGHT (new name: NURSERY) - hyphydisco
(3 tracks)
(mp3-zip, 3 songs, 12 min, 25,5 MB, art incl.)
Get it here or here or here!

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