Rvd Galactus R SoulCrusher
Chill grooves with perfect timing and complementary instruments and harmony. Never a note out of place. Never too much noise. Never too little.
Favorite track: I'll Make It Easy.
Moonchild re-releases 2015's remarkable sophomore LP ‘Please Rewind’, now for the first time on limited edition turquoise vinyl.
Pressed to vinyl for the very first time, ‘Please Rewind’ is the acclaimed second album from new-school soul/jazz pioneers, Moonchild. Its release caps off a whirlwind 18 months for the band, epitomized with their crowning as Jazz FM’s Soul Act Of The Year. The album sees the LA based group explore new soul / jazz / electronic ground, with a penchant for exquisite arrangement they create textured and catchy riffs which has excited everyone from post-bop jazz lovers to contemporary neo-soul crowds. The band’s early offerings gained approval from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Laura Mvula, Jazzy Jeff, Tyler, The Creator and Gilles Peterson.
This long player ties together ten chilled out grooves which ooze soul-jazz rhythms, horns and sweltering, heart-filled vocals. Using soulful horn solos and vibrant key riffs and breaks, “Please Rewind” sounds like an arthouse film score to an unfolding LA love story, which seeps into your subconscious and out of your headphones.
Includes unlimited streaming of Please Rewind
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Out 6th November 2015 (US) / 20th November 2015 (ROW), ‘Please Rewind’ is the debut album on Tru Thoughts from new signing Moonchild, following the release of lead single “The Truth” (out 9th October) they will be supporting The Internet (Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martians) on their US/Canada fall tour. This LA based trio – whose early offerings have already gained approval from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Leela James, Robert Glasper, Laura Mvula, James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Jose James, Tyler, The Creator, The Internet, Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 Music), WHUR-DC, KCRW and LA 102.3 – are excited to take their place on the roster and represent the label’s growing Californian contingent alongside fellow West Coast rising stars Lost Midas and The Seshen.
The name ‘Moonchild’ came about before the project had even started. “The three of us bonded one evening while star-gazing, so when it came to think of a name for the band, we knew that it was right.” Fast-forward three years of jamming together on the University of Southern California’s Jazz programme, and Moonchild have played some of the biggest Jazz festivals in America (Montreal, Capital, Art of Cool, Arizona, San Diego etc.), and gigged with prolific names from Stevie Wonder to Jill Scott to India.Arie.
Members Amber Navran (vocals, tenor, saxophone), Max Bryk (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, keyboards) and Andris Mattson (trumpet/flugelhorn, keyboards) explore new soul / jazz / electronic ground, and with a penchant for exquisite arrangement, they create textured and catchy riffs which will excite everyone from post-bop jazz lovers to contemporary neo-soul crowds.
Moving & enigmatic- can't get enough of this album! Alfa Mist covers a lot of sonic ground with Antiphon and poignantly hits home with the spoken word conversations throughout.
Hugely dynamic with big bursts of percussive energy falling away to delicate keys throughout.
Absolute winner. Jackson George
an odd fusion of beauty and bizarre that reinforces both ideals in a jarring, understated resplendence. If you are dropped blindfolded in the midst of this record, you'll find your way home along a new road.