Moon Gangs

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Beak> guitarist and synthesist William Young releases his debut solo LP as Moon Gangs. The album was created using analogue synthesisers and tape-based home recording and sees Young revisiting the music that made up his childhood. Young, confesses that he didn’t go out a lot as a child. Choosing instead to play computer games on the Commodore 64 his mum bought him as a present - as she felt it seemed more educational than the SNES as it came with a keyboard. Soundtracks from classic games such as The Last Ninja, Stormlord and Castle Master all struck a chord in the younger Young’s formative years. Moon Gangs officially began in 2011, with the release of Sea / Sky on cassette tape via the incipient Where To Now label. Friends from his time spent in Brighton, it was both Young’s and the label’s first release and set the tone for his later output with ambient, analogue synth loops and foreboding, cinematic drones. Subsequent releases followed, such as 2014’s self-titled EP, mixed by Hookworms’ MJ, and an appearance on the Blanck Mass-curated film score The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears, released via Death Waltz.

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