Moss Icon / Complete Discography Sampler
Album: Complete Discography Sampler   Collection:General
Artist:Moss Icon   Added:Jan 2013
Label:Temporary Residence Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-03-09 Pull Date: 2013-05-12
Week Ending: May 12 Apr 28 Apr 21 Apr 14 Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 22, 2016: Life Aquatic
Lyburnum - Wit's End (Liberation Fly)
4. Apr 18, 2013: The Sunset Life (Crescendo)
Lyburnum - Wit's End (Liberation Fly)
2. May 09, 2013: The Sunset Life
5. Apr 11, 2013: Catharsis
3. Apr 25, 2013: The Sunset Life
6. Apr 11, 2013: The Sunset Life

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2013-03-04
Moss Icon’s recordings in the late 80s and early 90s could be considered some of the earliest examples of the genres above, and now Temporary Residence has brought them back into the light of day. Despite a very punk attitude and lots of great screaming from frontman Johnathan Vance, this is pretty convoluted stuff that sometimes even points toward Slint. Both cathartic and intellectual—very enjoyable. If you have 11 minutes, play 6. If not, 1, 4, 8, 9 also come highly recommended. FCC WARNING: 2, 3, 7.

1. *(2:17)—Mid-tempo and heavy. Great, concise example of Vance’s passionate speaking-then-screaming style.
2. (3:10)—TOO MANY FCCs. Really good, though.
3. (4:57)—FCC WARNING (f***). Multiple parts and tempo changes. Lots of heavy riffage and some screaming.
4. *(4:34)—Medium-fast and driving. One-chord punk hypnosis.
5. (3:53)—Medium-fast but swampier and more subdued.
6. **(11:24)—Starts slow, heavy, and pensive. Pretty guitar interplay in the middle. Speeds up and morphs into punk incantation and builds, builds, builds until it explodes gloriously, screaming and all. OFF THE CHAIN.
7. (2:49)—FCC WARNING (s***). Fast, searing, catchy. Never really explodes.
8. *(5:25)—Mid-tempo and very funky. Gets heavier over time, but the punk intensity remains at a simmer.
9. *(4:43)—Mid-tempo and loud, but comparably positive and serene (at least in terms of lyrical content).

Track Listing
1. Mirror   5. As Afterwards The Words Still Ring
2. I'm Back Sleeping, Or Fucking, Or Something   6. Lyburnum - Wit's End (Liberation Fly)
3. Divinity Cove   7. Kick The Can
4. Locket   8. Guatemala
  9. Gravity