Moon Duo is deep: "Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang." And how the Portland duo achieves said objective is by offering a sonic journey painted with krautrock, psychedelic underpinnings on this part two of the Occult Architecture series. According to Erik "Ripley" Johnson (of Wooden Shjips), Sanae Yamada, this volume is the "Yang" to the "Yin" of Vol. 1: "Yang means the bright side of the hill" and is associated with the male, sun, light, and the spirit of heaven." Melodic, warm, and trippy soundscapes flourish on tracks like "Sevens," "Lost in Light," and "New Dawn," and although the release is short, it offers a rewarding, meditative listen full of interesting textures.
- clear blue vinyl pressing
- music label: Sacred Bones Records 2017
reviewed by marble cake floors 05/2017