PRAYERS, the first release from Moomaw/Gravid Wives collaboration Physical Release, balances moments of brutality with an earnest pursuit of beauty, moving from washes of noise and bass heavy rhythms in to dense lyricism and hidden hooks. Born from a cold winter tour of the States in 2010, the album is the result of six weeks re-imagining old songs and discovering new ones during performances that relied largely on improvisation, followed by another six weeks holed up in a friend’s loft in Los Angeles writing and recording. Much of the music on this record began as long explorations of new equipment and sounds while Jackson and Dobbratz learned to play and write together. From these pieces songs developed through a process of reverse- engineering and editing, in a sculptural process that, while essentially still pop, proved to be a liberating shift from more traditional linear composition and form.
Download (or just Listen to) the album now from Gazebo Music by clicking on the beautiful cover, artwork by the likes and loves of Jeff Stratford:
You can also download the album through iTunes or Amazon if you wish, or PICK UP A PHYSICAL COPY, currently at the following record stores:
Origami Vinyl (Echo Park, LA)
Vacation Vinyl (Silverlake, LA)
Mono Records (Echo Park, LA)
Amoeba Records (San Francisco)
And to celebrate this, MOOMAW will be DJing alongside PDA and performance by DIVA and artworks by ALIA PENNER and FUTURE EYES and all kinds of lovey jazz @ FEVER!
Tuesday April 24, 9:30pm
Los Globos (3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026)
Future Eyes http://future-eyes.com/
Alia Penner http://www.aliapenner.com/