Moby to Celebrate Release of "Destroyed" With Music and Art Events
Fri, 06 May 2011 14:04:18
Destroyed, Moby's new album and book of photography is set for release on May 17th. To celebrate, Moby has planned several music and art events the week before release. National Geographic is hosting the first event on May 9th called, ‘Music on…Photography', a multi-media series featuring renowned personalities in the music world as they share their view of the planet from behind the camera lens. The event, being held in Washington D.C. at National Geographic Live, is now sold out.
On May 11th Clic Gallery in New York City opens their exhibition "Destroyed: Photographs by Moby" featuring photos from Destroyed and a book signing. The exhibition will run from May 12th through June 26th. The following night on May 12th at Brooklyn Museum, Moby will sit down with John Schaefer host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds as a part of the museum's Thursday @ 7 Series. The special evening will also include a sneak preview of songs from Destroyed performed live (the only scheduled performance in the US right now) and a screening of Moby's self-directed/produced Be The One EP videos. For tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com
Additional exhibitions and events will be scheduled in the U.S., including Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles in September, the Irvine Contemporary gallery in DC, and throughout Europe this summer in conjunction with his concert tour.
Moby's official music video for "The Day", the first single from Destroyed is out now. The video, directed by Evan Bernard (Beastie Boys, Green Day), takes place in a hospital and features the actress Heather Graham as a nurse and guardian angel. All proceeds from sales of the video are being donated to The Cambodian Children's Fund of which Heather Graham is an active supporter.
Brooklyn band Yeasayer remixed "The Day" which is being given away as here.
Available in CD, vinyl, digital formats, and included with the Destroyed book of photography, Destroyed the album was written by Moby mostly late at night, in hotel rooms around the world when cities had gone to bed and the insomnia that worldwide travel can induce fueled his need to create. The result is a 15-track collection that conflates the atmospheric and the disconcerting with the enveloping and beautiful – a record rich in the kind of melodies that are lodged in the brain by stealth rather than with a bludgeon. Destroyed was produced by Moby and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, M83) on old analog equipment and mixed on a 1972 Neve analog mixing desk from Abbey Road.
Also titled Destroyed and published by Damiani/D.A.P, Moby's first book of photography features 55 photographs taking us behind the scenes on an international journey and introduces us to the strange and disconcerting life of touring that is often not exposed; the time spent isolated in anonymous, mundane spaces like hotel rooms, airports, and backstage waiting areas. These experiences are juxtaposed with moments and places of intense beauty in the world and the excitement and connection with audiences. From the absurdly empty to the absurdly full, Moby captures the universal situation that so many musicians and artists undergo living nomadic lives. The combination of the album and book of photography, created while touring, provides an intimate look at Moby's world and his creative process.
I love staying awake when the world has gone to sleep.
Are you going to get Destroyed on May 17th?