Free Music Download - Moby & The Void Pacific Choir: "More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse"
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:47:25
Moby has made no secret of his distaste of President Donald Trump. Since a Twitter skirmish in regard to Moby playing-not-playing the president's inauguration party back in January, the EDM artist has never gone long between comments in which he derides the policies of the current administration.
It comes as little surprise that the dropping of a surprise album, offered by Moby and the Void Pacific Choir, takes President Trump in its cross-hairs and was released in a faux-press release — claiming to be sent from one John Miller — a pseudonym that Donald Trump used when acting as his own spokesman.
The press release, which you can read below, is riddled with typos, spelling errors, and the clunky grammar that many consider to be the signature style of POTUS. Read that press release below.
But what about the music?
Well, you know what they say — "Protest music is seldom subtle" and Moby certainly names this free download with a degree of self-awareness, "More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse" leaves little to the imagination as to the world view captured across the nine track collection.
There's a sense of urgency to the material, and Moby drives a guitar through much of the tracks here. Gone are the nuances of previous free downloads that the artist has offered — his Ambient works were sublime, reflective and essentially additions to the cannon of his work.
However, More Fast Songs… delivers a one-dimensional address of anger, fear and concern. Whilst the fears, concerns and doubts are deep and heartfelt, and the instrumentation is emotionally charged — it's a single-tone charge that relies heavily on the audiences agreement with Moby, and derision of President Trump.
Beneath the rants-made-art that Moby issues there are some textured elements across the instrumentation, but most beats match the hurried sense of 'this must be addressed'. Sure, punk, rebellion and protest don't need much refinement — that's not the point. However, Moby doesn't typically work with this palette, so the depth of grit feels a little too polished, and whilst not polished entirely it's also not entirely gritty, so tunes fall somewhere between passion and execution.
The most successful aspect of the release is Moby's return to collaborate with the Void Pacific Choir — with whom he worked on the recent These Systems Are Failing. Clearly enjoying the chemistry he explores with added personnel Moby moves into a new state, and for his sense of experimentation he should be applauded. When an artist has experienced the critical and commercial acclaim that he has experienced it's encouraging to see Moby extending himself, and continuing his sense of ambition.
The free download of Moby & The Void Pacific Choir: More Fast Songs For The Apocalypse is available below —
The Press Release:
from the desk of john miller:
to whome it may concerned,
the moby artist, who is old and sad, is putting out albums number 2 with the void pacific choirs — apparently "MORE FAST SONGS ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE."
i can't say i like it but it's there. they made album #1 last year before my boss, donald j. trump (who is a real person, just like me) became the president of the united states. moby artist was invited to inauguration(BIGGEST) but he didn't. the first album they released is very noisy...as is this second album, just see the title, pretty clear. but it's like they hate america and think it's NOT GREAT AGAIN. so, don't listen to this as i won't be listening, even though they are giving it away for free! idiots!
apocalypse? i don't see real horsies anywhere? SAD.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff