Coming June 10, 2022 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!
Otherworldly Electro-Pop On Vinyl LP!
There's a mystery to Vanishing Twin - from their name to the multitude of sounds that inhabit their music. They don't sound like many but they hint at plenty. Ookii Gekkou (Japanese for "Big Moonlight") is the sound of ordinary life under a different set of rules, a record conceived and created in dark times - a sort of dream catcher for all the madness of the past year.
Vanishing Twin explore new ground on Ookii Gekkou incorporating elements of Afrofunk, outer jazz and avant-garde, all while referencing Sun Ra to Alice Coltrane, Martin Denny to Morricone, Can's Holger Czukay to meditative Gamelan, or The Free Design, to library music of the late '60s and early '70s. Locked into their strangely-accessible groove is a history of "other" sound, a crafted hauntology that evinces something completely new.
Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies purvey throughout Ookii Gekkou, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound, no mean feat for the newly trimmed quartet of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps.
Vanishing Twin is a conundrum in these fragmenting times: familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one.
...Ookii Gekkou expresses pandemic-era seclusion and illusions with slinky nocturnal grooves...There's a sense of transformation in Ookii Gekkou's swirling mix of funk, jazz, orchestral pop, psychedelia, and electronics that ensures Vanishing Twin's version of pandemic life doesn't sound like anyone else's....Perfect listening for solitude, Ookii Gekkou discovers strange beauty within the mundane - and once again demonstrates that Vanishing Twin's imagination is boundless, even when the world only extends as far as the walls around them.
- Vinyl LP
- Standard Sleeve
- Printed Inner Sleeve
- Limited-Time Digital Download Card
- Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou)
- Phase One Million
- The Organism
- In Cucina
- Wider Than Itself
- Light Vessel
- Tub Erupt
- The Lift