The Soft MoonUSA
Dark hypnotic post-punk
The one-man project of Luis Vasquez, The Soft Moon gives the darkly hypnotic sounds of Suicide, Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Krautrock new life with a stripped-down approach. Vasquez is also inspired by his Afro-Cuban heritage and the wide-open spaces of the Mojave Desert where he was raised.
The Soft Moon’s self-titled debut album was released in late 2010 by Captured Tracks and was praised by critics and emulated contemporaries. Releasing three more albums in between, 2022 will see the release of fifth studio album Exister, which will be a powerful, vulnerable post-punk industrial masterpiece.
Thomas Kuratli, a.k.a. Pyrit, is a Swiss musician and composer living in Paris. Heavily influenced by experimental electronic music, kraut and ambient, he creates a dark, sensual and sprawling blend of film music and contemporary popular music.
Longings, doubts and fears mingle to form Thomas‘ world of thoughts, transforming into a deeply personal and innovative soundscape. He combines digital and analog aesthetics with objects and instruments from ordinary reality and what can be derived from it by technical means.
In addition to his solo albums Control (2018) and UFO (2015), Thomas has also composed the soundtrack for several feature and short films (Ashkal, Blue My Mind, Where We Belong, The Dawn, Journey Through A Body, Killing Eve 2), as well as for art exhibitions (The Blow Up Regime by Marc Bauer) or for theater (Wellbeing – Mental Noise).