Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo
Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo
Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo

Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and his partner, Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo's first two critically acclaimed EPS, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010), fused the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples with the heat-haze fuzz of american rock 'n' roll to create tracks of blistering, 12-cylinder space rock. Now their debut album Mazes, recorded in San Francisco and mixed in Berlin during 2010 as the band prepared to move to the mountains of Colorado, explores a far broader, lighter, sound. That's most clear on the dreamy organ and skipping riff of the title track, which recalls the Velvet Underground, or the handclaps and swinging organ bloops over the potent shredding and guttural riff delivered by Johnson in 'when you cut'. Throughout, Mazes is the sound of Moon Duo carving out their own identity, looking to the horizon, and moving forward.

Moon Duo

Mazes

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Album artwork for Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo by Mazes - Moon Duo
Album artwork for Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo by Mazes - Moon Duo
Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo
LP+

£24.99

White
Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Includes download code
Released 17/09/2021Catalogue Number

SOU22RT

Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo
LP

£19.99

Crystal Clear

Includes download code
Released 17/09/2021Catalogue Number

SOU22X

Moon Duo

Mazes

Souterrain Transmissions
Album artwork for Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo by Mazes - Moon Duo
Album artwork for Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo by Mazes - Moon Duo
Album artwork for Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo by Mazes - Moon Duo
Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo
LP+

£24.99

White
Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Includes download code
Released 17/09/2021Catalogue Number

SOU22RT

Album artwork for Mazes by Moon Duo
LP

£19.99

Crystal Clear

Includes download code
Released 17/09/2021Catalogue Number

SOU22X

Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and his partner, Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo's first two critically acclaimed EPS, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010), fused the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples with the heat-haze fuzz of american rock 'n' roll to create tracks of blistering, 12-cylinder space rock. Now their debut album Mazes, recorded in San Francisco and mixed in Berlin during 2010 as the band prepared to move to the mountains of Colorado, explores a far broader, lighter, sound. That's most clear on the dreamy organ and skipping riff of the title track, which recalls the Velvet Underground, or the handclaps and swinging organ bloops over the potent shredding and guttural riff delivered by Johnson in 'when you cut'. Throughout, Mazes is the sound of Moon Duo carving out their own identity, looking to the horizon, and moving forward.