Founded in 2009, Moon Duo is a project of Wooden Ships' Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada. Based between Portland and San Francisco, Moon Duo are a psychedelic Krautrock band with chilly electronic underpinnings and drones. They explore concept of magick and the supernatural inspired by the root of the word occult is that which is hidden, concealed, beyond the limits of our minds.
Signed to the Sacred Bones label, Moon Duo’s most recent album Occult Architecture is a psychedelic opus in two separate volumes released in 2017. It is an intricately woven hymn to the invisible structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark into light. It offers a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything reflecting the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. Sonically the new records represent a dimensional shift in perspective for the band. Occult Architecture is a shedding of genre tropes, and an inviting in of new textures and soundscapes reflective of the album’s shimmering Yin/Yang qualities.
Emmanuel Biard has been producing stunning live visual installations for electronic music producers and artists for several years. He has worked closely with Fabric in London, Warehouse Project in Manchester and has created live lighting concepts for some of the most exciting artists in the electronic music scene including Evian Christ, Daedulus and Fatima Al Qadiri.