Occult Architecture Vol. 1 by Moon Duo, released 03 February 2017 1. The Death Set 2. Cold Fear 3. Creepin' 4. Cross-Town Fade 5. Cult of Moloch 6. Will of the Devil 7. White Rose Meaning all things magick and supernatural, the root of the word occult is that which is hidden, concealed, beyond the limits of our minds.
Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Oregon psychedelic duo explores the light side on this second of a two-part concept that explores dark and light/ying and yang energies.
If Moon Duo's first album of 2017, Occult Architecture, Vol. 1, suffered from not taking enough chances, their second album, Occult Architecture, Vol. 2, may take a few too many, though in the end it turns out to be a more enjoyable listening experience.
Following the Yin (feminine, darkness, night, earth) represented on Occult Architecture Vol. 1, Vol. 2 presents the Yang. Yang means the bright side of the hill and is associated with the male, sun, light and the spirit of heaven, and as such Vol. 2 explores the light and airy elements of Moon Duo’s complex psyche. In production we referred to Vol. 1 as the fuzz dungeon, and Vol. 2 as the crystal palace, guitarist Ripley Johnson explains.
Portland, Oregon’s Moon Duo – Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada – are among the more vital, vibrant mantra merchants. The second part this year of Occult Architecture is presented as the yang to its predecessor’s yin, the seasonal brightness after that album’s darkness. They’re still reading Aleister Crowley and Colin Wilson, but Satan’s allowing curtains to be opened
Occult Architecture Vol. 2' bucks this trend in style, swapping the imposing darkness of its predecessor for open spaces and beatific soundscapes. 100% Secure Shopping. Best music store: 5 time winners.