“Battlemoose - Stasis and Still” marks the first of a new batch of releases from Jupiter Sounds since the label underwent a design and style facelift. Jupiter Sounds has been releasing cinematic, retro, analogue music that would sound at home on a 70s sci-fi film; the only thing that is changing is that the style is being refined to a more gritty, ambient and darker feel but still in keeping with the cinematic and analogue vibe.
“Stasis and Still” are two tracks around 15mins in length each that require a different style of listening. Canadian based “Battlemoose” (@battle-moose) creates sonic landscapes that capture the listener and take them to unknown places. Battlemoose’s goal is to build and maintain a secondary (musical) world and keep the listener immersed and actively engaged within it. Music should be inherently enjoyable to listen to, yet provide enough tension to keep it interesting enough for active listening. Ideally, an aural story or narrative is woven that blends Electronic Music’s past with its present.
Battlemoose is strongly influenced by 70s and 80s electronic and progressive musicians such as Brian Eno, Vangelis, Edger Froese, Klaus Schultze, David Sylvian, Holger Czukay, Popol Vuh and Pink Floyd, as well as more recent artists such as The Orb, Aphex Twin, Future Sound of London, Mathias Grassow, Steven Wilson, Bass Communion, Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. There are unabashed references and homages to many of these artists which is consistent with the post-rock approach to modern music.
Album: Stasis and Still
Type: 2 Track Single
Format: Digital Download
Release Date: 18th Dec 2017
Artwork: Instagram @ swampbaron
Mastering: Sam Moss
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