Moon Duo

Shadow of the Sun

Sacred Bones

Mar 18, 2015 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share


The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you. The duo of singer/guitarist Ripley Johnson and singer/keyboardist Sanae Yamada makes hypnotic, psychedelic jams fit for any trip, be it road or drug. Each song on Shadow of the Sun lays down a single riff or chord and runs it into the ground. New drummer John Jeffrey adds an extra rock dynamic, with opener "Wilding" kicking things off loudly and thrillingly. By the time the spacey, seven-minute "Ice" rolls around, Moon Duo have molded the album into a frothing, lively psych odyssey. (www.moonduo.org)

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