New Music

New Music: Elliot Moss

Elliot Moss has restored our faith in the power of the internet to introduce the world to incredible new music.

Sometimes you get the feeling that 99% of  internet viral vids are just cats in costumes, so when we saw YouTube phenom Phillip “Pacman” Chbeeb’s collaboration with dancer Renee Kester, we were pleasantly surprised.

The jaw-dropping choreography is surmounted only by a futuristic love-song from bedroom composer Elliot Moss. the track featured is called “Slip” which can be found on Elliot’s debut album Highspeeds that is set for a UK release via Play It Again Sam on Friday 25th September 2015. We reckon you might hear sounds similar to fellow New York compatriots Wet, as well as Laurie Anderson & Bon Iver. No bad thing. Have a listen to the full album below.

This is actually the 2nd time that Elliot will put out the record having originally self-released the album online 2 years ago It’s a prime example of Moss’s accidental DIY ethic. Not only did the multi-instrumentalist play each part of every track on the LP, he was also responsible for the build of some of the instruments. “I got a friend of mine to help me with the harder wiring aspects of it” Elliot explains. “It’s core is a vintage synthesizer called an ‘SEM’ and I built all of the panels and graphics that house the modules, it’s pretty extensively patched out. You can go to strange places with it, for sure.”

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Such of comprehensive understanding of his work, makes you think that Moss could be the sort of musician to break-away from its traditional boundaries. “I look up to people who are multi-faceted in that way. They seem like powerhouses that could do anything, and change into anything in an extraordinarily genuine way” Elliot says before modestly adding. “I dream to one day to be just a quarter, no a sixteenth, of what David Byrne is.”

Check out all Elliot Moss’s upcoming shows including his performance at [PIAS] Nites which takes place at London’s Lexington on Tuesday 29th September 2015 right here




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