Moon Duo / Mazes
Album: Mazes   Collection:General
Artist:Moon Duo   Added:Jun 2011
Label:Sacred Bones Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-05 Pull Date: 2011-09-04
Week Ending: Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17
Airplays: 3 3 1 3 4 6 6 7

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 21, 2021: Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jul 15, 2011)
4. Aug 06, 2013: Meow
2. Nov 26, 2014: Brownian Motion
5. Dec 11, 2012: Meow
3. Jul 22, 2014: Meow
6. May 23, 2012: Songs: Cantan, cont.
When You Cut

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-06-15
New full length album from local psych act/Wooden Shjips side project/KZSU favorite. Distorted guitar, organ, drum machine and maybe some human-controlled percussion too. Spacy/stony/dogmatic BRCTM, etc. Not as loud or distorted as and without the slamming drums of the rest of their catalog, in favor of a cleaner, lighter, summery tone, but great, great stuff all the same.

*1 (6:40) Great pounding beat kicks the album off in the right way; play this one loud. Distorted vocals and hugely psychy feel before searing guitar comes in about halfway through.
2 (5:05) Poppier sounding rhythm and scratchy guitar joins trademark organ here, jamming guitar and heavier percussion come in later to make it more familiar.
3 (4:16) Quieter, subdued vocals, fake ending 20 seconds before end
*4 (5:32) Really full, distorted, loud guitars highlight this track; sounds like it's clipping at points. Slightly higher, soaring vocals
5 (5:00) Jammy, dark, rhythmic organ grooves this one along with maraca-esque percussion and handclaps. Vocals sound a little bit like ...Beck? here but it's a fun, upbeat track.
6 (4:43) Tambourine, riffing guitars provide another upbeat one; final minute is a fade of song into static and eventual silence, really cool
7 (5:12) Gritty organ + guitar combo makes this one, in accordance with title, a sun-drenched, summery piece.
*8 (7:41) Steady rhythm holds this one down while guitar and vocals are what moves the song along. Krautrocky psyched up good stuff.

Track Listing
1. Seer   5. When You Cut
2. Mazes   6. Run Around
3. Scars   7. In The Sun
4. Fallout   8. Goners