The new LP is informed by Moeller's early love of shoegaze and indie rock.
Materialize is influenced by the South African-born, US-based artist's history in rock bands in the '80s and '90s, when he was interested in "indie, shoegaze, ambient and moody, cinematic [sound]scapes," according to the press release. The album revisits those genres from Moeller's more modern techno-informed perspective and the "knowledge and experience of many years of exploration of modular synths." The label says the album strikes a balance between Moeller's techno work and his more ambient-leaning material.
In addition to releasing under his own name, Moeller has put out music as Echologist and Beat Pharmacy, and has worked in a number of collaborative projects such as Lightness (with Area) and Destination Void (with Phil Moffa & DJ Spider). Materialize is his first release on Vibrant Music, a long-running dub techno label run by Fluxion.
Listen to "Summon."
02. Ghost Strand
03. There Can Be No True Beauty Without Decay
04. Circles Guaranteed
06. Staying In
09. Colorful Donation
10. Sweet Berry Wine
Vibrant Music will release Materialize on June 21st, 2019.