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INTERVIEW: M.O.O.N. presents ‘Come! See!!’

Actualizado: 24 may 2022



Producer and DJ born in Boston and now based in Lisbon M.O.O.N. presents his powerful and atmospheric “Come! See!!" album: the first LP of 'M.O.O.N.' in almost 5 years.


Released on May 18, M.O.O.N. describes 'Come! See!!' as "a therapy session in album form" as it reopens the M.O.O.N. chapter of his life, exploring new directions and old processes to present a look at how he has evolved in the decade since the first MOON EP, which became a cult classic following its inclusion in the computer game 'Hotline Miami. '.


We have had the pleasure of interviewing M.O.O.N. and this has been the result.


Where are you from / how did you get into music? I am originally from the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. I got in to making music through DJ’ing as a kid. I was really in to all that very crass 'bloghouse’ stuff when I was a kid, as that’s pretty much all I knew in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts. How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now? I think as I’ve gotten older I find myself leaning less on synthesis and working more with audio, tape, and manipulating recordings and samples. As for what I’m listening to, it’s truly all over the place. I produce a monthly radio show on Radio Quantica here in Lisboa with my side project Was Fret, and we cover a frankly obnoxious amount of ground. How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners? Hopefully positively?

I would hate for someone to reach out and be like ‘wow everything was great in my life until I discovered M.O.O.N., now I lost my job, my wife is leaving me, and I’m overall a more unhappy person’. I’m definitely not a ‘wow I am changing the world with my art’ person, I just hope that if people hear it they like it.

What projects are you working on right now? My album as M.O.O.N., ‘Come! See!!’ has just been released and I should have more music out with my side project Was Fret this year. Where are you and what have you been doing now? I’m in beautiful Lisboa, Portugal. Lately I’ve been gardening and swimming at the community pool. I could lie and say I’ve been hugely productive but who am I trying to impress? Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria? My sound has definitely got less digital over the years. The music I make has also gotten markedly faster, which I think correlates to being less depressed but more anxious. Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound? I think I’ve always felt safe to be experimental, though I’m not sure I ever have been in a significant way. We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity? For me, yes and no. I don’t think it’s affected the actual music making, but releasing and promoting a product feels more and more like screaming in to the void. When your only avenue is social media it can be brutal trying to fight the algorithm just for people to hear about what you’re doing. And now with places like Spotify and their new ‘Campaigns’ thing, it’s hard to even let the people who follow your music know about a new release. Can you tell us what your present and future projects are? Right now I’m just focused on the new M.O.O.N. album (Come! See!!) as well as making more music as Was Fret with my collaborator Kevin Abdella.


Released 18 May



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