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Hanging Up The Moon - Immaterial

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Hanging Up The Moon - Immaterial

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Kitchen. Label presents “Immaterial”, the third full length album from Singapore’s Hanging Up The Moon.

Hanging Up The Moon started off as the solo project of Sean Lam, ex-frontman of Concave Scream, one of Singapore’s pioneer indie bands. Recorded entirely in his study in the wee hours of the morning, the self-titled debut album was a stripped-down affair, its quiet sound captivating both critics and listeners alike.

In the follow-up album “The Biggest Lie In The World”, Hanging Up The Moon explored a different soundscape with the help of good friends and fellow veterans of the local music scene: Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and Victor Low (Affixen). “The Biggest Lie In The World” was launched at the Esplanade Recital Studio, playing to a full house. The album has since sold out and is currently pending a reissue.

With “Immaterial”, Hanging Up The Moon moves even further away from its singer-songwriter roots and continues to evolve both in sound and set-up, with Alexius Cai (Piblokto) joining the line-up. This new album is our most lush and ambitious project to date. Layers upon layers of vocals meet their match in violins and cellos at times epic and soaring, at times subtle and grounded — all set against Hanging Up The Moon’s signature melodies, riffs and rhythm.

Mastered by James Plotkin in the USA, the LP is available in limited edition of 250 pressed on white colored vinyl. The LP was first released exclusively in Singapore on Record Store Day 2015 in April, followed by an official release on LP, CD and digital formats in May 2015.

Source: Kitchen. Label

More about the artist:

Unable to commit to the demands of a band yet needing an outlet to express himself, Sean Lam of Concave Scream embarked on a solo music project under the moniker Hanging Up The Moon. As hinted at by the name, the songs were recorded in the dead of the night after the day’s work was done, his daughter put to bed, and when all was finally quiet.

Self-released in 2011, Hanging Up The Moon’s debut album was a far cry from the rock roots of Concave Scream, one of Singapore’s pioneer indie bands. In the folk-acoustic tradition of singer-songwriters, the songs were simply accompanied by the guitar or ukulele, allowing Sean’s plaintive vocals and introspective lyrics to shine through. The recordings were also deliberately left lo-fi and rough around the edges, reflecting the homemade nature of the project. It is precisely this quiet honesty in both words and sound that has captivated critics and listeners alike.

Encouraged by the reception to his debut, 2013 sees the release of Hanging Up The Moon’s second album “The Biggest Lie In The World” under Kitchen. Label. While in the same vein as the first album lyrically, “The Biggest Lie In The World” explores a different soundscape with the help of good friends and respected musicians Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and Victor Low (Affixen) – a collaborative effort made possible by the digital, each artiste layering upon the works of one another and adding their unique touch to Sean’s original tunes.

 

Item description:        

Artist:

Hanging Up The Moon

Title:

Immaterial

Label:

Kitchen. Label

Format:

Vinyl, LP, 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Limited Edition

Pressing:

Singapore

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Folk, Indie, World

Style:

Indie, Indie Folk, Lo-Fi, Acoustic, Male Vocals

Catalog No:

KI-016

Condition:

New