domenica 22 gennaio 2017

Sounds from underground/File N°65

Moon Human music is a sort of outsider psychedelic magic. Their last album «Creature Feature» is an obligatory position for all of us. Outstanding 
0. name of the band
Moon Human
1. where are you from?
We are from the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington
2. what kind of instruments/equipment you use? do you use some particular record technique? which is your method of composition?
Grant McGilberry plays drums, Carter Prince plays guitar (an epiphone casino or fender telecaster) and Jon Dugger plays bass (most often a squier jazz bass) We try to primarily record ourselves analogously with tape. We are DIY and are collecting gear but our current setup is still pretty lofi.

3. what do you think about the music context nowadays and how you place yourself in? do you feel a part of any scene?
We are more outsiders in the Seattle music scene compared to many more established bands but we are part of the Kicked Out Music collective which sets up DIY shows and generator shows around the city and offers us a supportive community of like minded but unique bands to collaborate with and play alongside. We are also part of the Seattle psychedelic rock scene which is pretty small so the bands who identify with it play together often.
4. do you think that nowadays has still sense talking about "underground"?
"Underground" still feels very relevant as booking shows throughout the city feels very based on who you know to get shows and exposure. So it forces bands like us who may feel more like outsiders to feel not as welcome even in the established "underground diy scene" of Seattle and therefore work together to find alternate opportunities for ourselves often very distant from "mainstream" ones and more accepted and established "underground" ones.
5. do you play live? how does the public react to your music?
We play live often in the pacific northwest a few shows a month. We are planning to do our first west coast tour this summer. as we play more shows they tend to be more and more packed. the crowds are very supportive and dance and bop along with us as well as moshing.
6. Genesis P-Orridge said "Our records were documents of attitudes and experiences and observations by us and other determinedly individual outsiders. Fashion was an enemy, style irrelevant.". What do your records represent to you?
Our band represents our friendship and all the support we have throughout our lives from so many different individuals and we try to make the people who come to our shows feel loved and feel apart of something. Our records represent personal growth as we develop to become better musicians, producers and people together. They document an important and often difficult feeling time in our lives and we hope it can be reflected on by listeners to get anything out of it. At least the feeling that they are not alone!

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