MOIN – ” Paste “

Posted: October 28, 2022 in MUSIC

The second album from London trio Moin has far more going for it than just that title. Joe Andrews, Tom Halstead (Raime / Blackest Ever Black) and their longtime collaborator Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga / Vanishing Twin) craft what their Bandcamp bio terms a “collage of the known and unknown,” their sometimes spartan, sometimes clamorous, but always atmospheric guitar rock employing repetition, samples and blank space to entrancing effect. Magaletti’s percussion clatters and races on “Melon”; guitar harmonics haunt “Hung Up”; vocal samples flicker across “Life Choices” like wind on water. 

Got caught up in the moot! album, and i’ve been addicted to Moin since then.
The incredible miscellaneous of sounds, the narrative of each song, it could translate itself into diferent short stories.

It’s the kind of record that reminds you how boundless rock music can be, and its creators tread this territory without batting an eye, balancing the energy of a band in a room with the imagination of a collective consciousness, exploring unmoored.

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