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Moment Sound
by Lokua
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Lokua (Joshua Keckner) is a master of melody, texture and mood. Many are yet to experience this musician’s full scope of ability. Lokua’s earlier works consist largely of down-tempo instrumental hip-hop. Recent works branch out to include a large scope of electronic genres with a significant amount of dance material. Lokua’s sound is characterized by the richness and sincerity of its emotional content with even the danciest of tracks retaining a deep, cerebral sophistication. A Chicago...
Topics: electronic, downtempo, instrumental hip hop, hip hop, chicago, house
Moment Sound
by Slava
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Moment Sound celebrates the release of "Sunflower", a diverse collection of songs from one of our primary founders, Slava. For the past several years Slava has been playing and organizing events throughout Chicago focusing on the advancement of live electronic music and art culture. Like his many performances, Sunflower spans a wide array of styles while maintaining a certain atonement that is uniquely "Slava". Beyond the use of complex harmonies and unpredictable yet...
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Topics: electronic, jazz, downtempo, indie, ambient, deep house, instrumental hip hop
Moment Sound
by Euphorm
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Maxwell Stern, also known as Euphorm , is an electronic producer and DJ from Chicago. His passion for experimental electronics developed through his exposure to the midwest rave scene as a teenager. As a DJ, he currently spins dub and downtempo at Lake Forest College's WMXM 88.9fm radio station. 'Timedraft' shows Stern's subdued, organic approach to ambient and micro-house textures. Colorblind starts things off with an insistent rhythm before a series of drones fade into a gentle rainstorm. The...
Topic: deep, ambient, techno
Moment Sound
by Blackdaylight
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Yet another Chicago artists with a very unique style of his own, Blackdaylight cooks up a deep dish of trip-hop grooves. Sonically heavy, Black's infusion of gritty vocals and acoustic samples over a sort of 808 purism is cosmic-tribal. It is "deep in the sheets" music - sensual, throbbing and grimy. And while there is certainly a fair amount of "daylight", the larger portion of this album is dark and serious. Imagine yourself standing on a rooftop watching the city burn as...
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Topics: blackdaylight, moment sound, trip hop, downtempo
Moment Sound
by Slava
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The dark wet streets sparkle with reflections of neon signs, break lights and mercury lamps. A pulsating aura emanates from cavernous bars, who's dim atmosphere provides a solace from the harsh reality of daytime life. The drizzle doesn't impede large crowds from lining the sidewalks, and if anything, adds to the overall brilliance by covering everything in a glistening mist. Almost everyone is in costume - bright clothing, futuristic hairstyles, metal chains, spikes, necklaces,...
Topics: disco, nu disco, electro, new wave, analog synth
Moment Sound
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It has been almost a year and a half since the release of “Trails” most which Lokua spent honing his craft in a suburban basement on the outskirts of Chicago and performing more than weekly in various Chicago venues. At this point, there does not exist a corner of electronic music Lokua has not yet made his own and the release is a reflection of this. A great variety of styles are brought together with a strong and coherent narrative structure and a unique “Lokua sound”. This is a...
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Topic: lokua, horror, disco, ambient, downtempo
Moment Sound
by Garo (aka Uncle Garo)
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A debut Moment Sound release "What's a Garo?" It is hard to place Garo's sound. I would be so bold to say he sounds like no one else. Certainly not anyone I know. Imagine 8-bit video game textures combined with electro-pop melodicism and vibrating bass lines borrowed from UK garage and dubstep - that's a Garo. Garo has been playing live electronic music with the help of multiple hardware machines in Chicago for over a decade. He has been creating most of his music to be played live...
Topics: garo, what's a garo?, electronic, drum machine, korg, moment sound, chicago
Moment Sound
by Waveplant
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A Waveplant is a union between different elements that combine to create a singularity with hybrid vigor. Rather than keeping strictly with any genre, Waveplant extends this idea into tracks and scores that share this blend of approach: fresh and forward, human and resonant. The music featured on this release was created by taking fragments of live improvisation sessions, and combining them into new tracks in realtime. In essence, it is an album about using the studio to boil down the best...
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Topics: downtempo, minimal house, idm
Moment Sound
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These are recordings from the Intimate Ambiance party we hosted at El Dorado. The event turned out to be quite amazing and all together lasted about 12 hours. There were pillows blankets, stuffed animals relaxed people, a mysterious script, a few spills, a missing jacket, bags full of bags, a box of games, a very strange puzzle, stretches, an amazing massage, a record player that plays slow and weird, a waterphone, candles, sleepers, and lots of great ambiance. more here
Topic: ambient, live pa, ambient music
Moment Sound
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Kollage, an artist based in Chicago, has been involved with music for years. Personal growth and true expression are key in his process and development of music. Pulling from a wide net of influences across genres and time periods becomes evident in listening to the first few tracks. Here are his personal thoughts on the project⦠âThis album was conceived and recorded live in the late winter months of 2011 at The Haymarket Lofts in Chicago. This body of work was created and arranged from a...
Topics: moment sound, kollage, they've landed, electronic music, hip hop, jazz, chicago