I guess if you’ve lived in the desert, you’ve been lucky enough to have the experience of getting lost in the extreme depths of the sparkly indigo sky on a nightly basis. This album will make you feel like you have that kind of access to the night no matter where you are. Like a journey companion, Earth Moon Earth’s eponymous debut takes you on a trip there and back with charming mystic, Gabba Evaro as your guide. Evaro’s spirit comes through her vocals as they display the perfect balance of haunting and delicate. The stream of her voice flows like some kind of dream nectar as it combines with the twinkling darkness of the band’s rolling psychedelic flow. The steady rumble of Dan Joeright’s drumscape rolls through each track on this album like the footsteps of a clever moon explorer.
As the album grows increasingly more intricate and impressive as it unfolds, these High Desert natives create an audible landscape of stark sparkle in open air. The absolute depth of layers of flaky synthy goodness in tracks like “Native Vista” and “Zero Gravity” would be absolutely thrilling to hear live, I imagine. The heavy orchestral feel of the soundscape painted alongside Evaro’s voice encircles the listener as if they are visiting a strange new world. There are times where the notes feel to the ears the way carelessly bouncing on moon rocks might feel. Earth Moon Earth have conjured up a soundtrack to what it feels like to fearlessly wander.
LA MUSIC CRITIC – Earth Moon Earth Album Review
Earth Moon Earth is the band that wasn’t supposed to happen. Combining the talents of Daniel Joeright, Gabriella Evaro, Be Hussey, Esteban Chavez, Scott Schaffer and Bob Villwock, this band rocks. Their instrumentation is so tight, and the chemistry so evident that the listener can only hope that their live show is equally enjoyable. This band may have been hiding out in the desert, but with the release of their self-titled debut album, they should quickly become a household name. Great tunes to check out include “Ruby,” instrumentals “Moon Walk” and “Zero Gravity,” “Heartbeats,” “Rose City (Can it all Come Back),” and “Twilight.”
There’s something easy and familiar with Earth Moon Earth‘s debut single New Mourning; it’s the unhurried pace and laid-back beats, the soft electronic piano riff, the languid bassline and Gabba Evaro’s slightly detached vocals conjuring an overall late-night, smoky, trip-hop vibe that keeps you going back for listen after listen.
Hailing from the California high desert, with strong roots in the City of Angels, sound experimentalists Earth Moon Earth release their self-titled debut album in May via Gatos Trail Records. Having started out as an experimental live collective, Earth Moon Earth have evolved rapidly, supporting Morcheeba in 2016 and following that up with several high profile festival slots.
First single New Mourning is synth heavy and ethereal, blending elements of electronic, space and psychedelic rock. Dan Joeright‘s ritualistic drum rhythms, Be Hussey‘s rich bass and Esteban Chavez‘s melodic synth sounds create a cinematic landscape for Gabba’s smoky vocals to explore. Underpinning this hazy blend is Bob Villwock‘s simple and steady electronic piano refrain adding a light and airy touch to a track that could become bogged down in the dense layers of atmospherics.
Earth Moon Earth is out May 18 on Gatos Trail Records.
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Earth Moon Earth – “New Mourning (Hummingbird)” (Yucca Valley, USA)
Who doesn’t like a good femme fatale movie? Suspenseful, sexy, mysterious, seductive, and unsuspecting. These five adjectives also describe “New Mourning (Hummingbird)”, the debut single from California outfit Earth Moon Earth.
The band calls their music cosmic rock, and there is an unquestionable space quality in their approach. However, there are also elements of film-noire, psychedelic folk, and acid jazz (namely in the rhythms), which heighten the song’s dramatic appeal. As the synths, keys, guitar, bass, and drums collide and front woman Gabriella Evaro’s sultry vocals emerge from the titillating atmosphere, an image of the femme fatale meeting her next conquest fills your mind. She whispers to him, “I’m falling down, falling down for you.” But the Hummingbird is our protagonist and villain, who must keep moving to never lose sight and never be in sight. Now this is how a band makes an introduction.
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