Today we feature, Lunar Twin. The comparison to Leonard Cohen going a little synthy is easy to make. They have that laid backness factor going on, spacey, tripy, dreamy , your pick but all easy to get lost in . Read the Meet the Band , listen to the tunes and get prepared to be swept away in a little taste of dreamwave.
Have you already heard the theory about the two moons? Well, it is said that the moon which exists today hasn’t always been so lonesome. It is believed that there was a smaller ‘twin’ which has lasted for only few million years and then it crashed with its bigger brother. This is where Lunar Twin begin their awe-inspiring journey. Christopher Murphy and Bryce Boudreau met in July 2011, at the Denver Underground Music Festival, and decided to create music which blends unique sounds with space- and time theories.
On this Emerald & Doreen release you can find two tracks – a new edit of their breathtaking “Champagne” along with its amazing remixes and “Metroplex”. The second one is a bit darker, the drums and synths resemble the rhythm of a mega city where you get lost. But also ‘you’re never alone there’… cause the DJ seems to know you’. Do you know that feeling?
And there is Champagne with a bombastic cinematic and mysterious feel. It’s a soundtrack for a human’s quest to be free from boundaries and connect with oneself. Lush synths and piano blend together to create an ethereal experience. A long walk on a short pier. Growth and decay.
Haioka, gifted prodigy child from “the land of Cherry Blossoms”, gives, as usual, a very unique, electronic touch to the track. Putting all his soul into it, and being all the time inspired by traditional Japanese art, he reaches into the depths of Champagne and unveils the best of it.
Statickman turns dreamy, moony “Champagne” into pulsating disco-dance beats with a glimpse of cosmic swing. This wizard is nothing but pure energy and the last to being called static.
The Canadian-Ukrainian duo, Ummagma brings ‘cinematic-ness’ to the next level with their delicate take on “Champagne”. A full kaleidoscope of harmonies, subtle vibes and the wonderful piano at the end sounds like the icing on the cake. Now starlight shines with its full intensity, emitted by magic stars.
Woolfy is adding a driving groove to “Champagne”’s dreamy vibe was a fantastic choice. Not to mention those taken-from-outerspace sounds which will certainly blow your mind.
To have a rest, there is another smooth punch. This time from Romin, who after his outstanding “Fallen EP” released on Emerald & Doreen in January, didn’t rest on his laurels and invites everyone for a definite and one-way travel into the true freedom of a singular person.
And just after this short, peaceful pit stop, Mushrooms Project comes in with an epic, musical poem. Drums punching and mysterious echo predict something huge which comes within the next few minutes.
The last take on “Champagne” belongs to our beloved duo Go Satta. The sweet, innocent voice of the vocalist – Moriah – perfectly complements the whole track, enriching it with warmth and cheerfulness
Hi our band’s name is…. Lunar Twin
Our sound is……electronic /chill wave
We are… Bryce and Chris
We are from…….the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in California
Who are some of the artists who have influenced you?
Kraftwerk, Joy Division , Leonard Cohen, Massive Attack. Wu Tang Clan, Billie
Holliday, Tom Waits, Motown/Stax Volt, MIA, Black Elk, Ghandi , MLK, and Emiliano
How old were each of you when you started to play and who plays what in the
We were both in early teens for picking up instruments. Chris plays the instruments
and Bryce sings the vocals. We both co-write the songs.
Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way
through to releasing the songs?
We try to be open-minded and let the process happen naturally.
We then try to capture that moment as quickly as possible.
What are some of the challenges you face as musicians and how have you
overcome those challenges?
The daily grind is the worst. We try to stay open minded and humble and simply just
keep showing up.
1st rock concert you went to and age…. It was New Order in my early teens
Coolest band t-shirt you ever bought… Crash Worship
The most insane concert you ever went to or were a part of….
Crash Worship and Red Bennies
If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?
Leonard Cohen , Tom Waits, Schlomo, Verve, The Brian Jonestown Massacre ,
We like and respect these artists would love to watch them play.
My youngest son is 13 and in a Band, what advice would you offer him…
Stay true to yourself and your core values.
Be open minded and have fun.
Your thoughts on the state of rock ‘n’ roll in 2015…..
What are your plans for the rest of 2015? Finish and put out a new record, swim
in the ocean, hang out with our dogs. Thanks for asking us these questions and have
good one. Aloha
Chris and Bryce