Moon Duo - Escape 12"
Like Erik “Ripley” Johnson’s other project, Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo make long, hypnotic, two chord jams -- the types of songs that wouldn’t feel out of place in Suicide or Spacemen 3’s catalog. Even as a four song mini-LP, Escape’s crunchy, sonic sprawl is exhausting. With collaborator Sanae Yamada playing organ along with Johnson, the music differs slightly from Wooden Shjips' output, but not by much. If Moon Duo’s mission is to hypnotize, they succeed tremendously. It’s the perfect soundtrack to nod off to, so don't be afraid when your eyes glaze over. Just be prepared for some dark and weird dreams.