SIGNS TO WARP RECORDS
NEW ALBUM ULTRAVIOLET OUT NOVEMBER 2, 2018
LISTEN TO NEW TRACK “HELIX (EDIT)” NOW
PERFORMING IN NYC TOMORROW NIGHT AT ROULETTE
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Composer, producer, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Moran made an early name for herself in New York collaborating with dance performance and composing for long-term John Cage collaborator Margaret Leng Tan. And it was with the 2017 album Bloodroot that she began to reach wider attention.
Bloodroot made innovative use of piano and electroacoustic instruments, purpose-built by Moran herself and touched upon the many diverse musical styles from which she finds inspiration. It appeared in Albums of the Year lists in Experimental (Rolling Stone), Classical (The New York Times) and Metal (New York Observer) genres, reflecting this range. In 2018 she has been performing in prestigious venues around the world as part of Oneohtrix Point Never’s live Age Of tour ensemble.
Now, on her Warp Records debut Ultraviolet (released November 2nd) she continues to interpret these wealth of inspirations into a sound all her own and pulls off a nearly impossible feat: the annihilation of experimental music’s imposing, esoteric, über-academic status quo in the name of pure, unbridled intuition, of human joy.
“I was squatted down in the forest, listening to the sounds of the wind and the wildlife, and all the echoes surrounding me,” Moran recalls. “I asked myself: How can I make music that feels like this: natural, connected, and effortless?”
Ultraviolet plays to a wide, arresting array of stylistic influences: dazzling inflections of jazz and dream pop, classical composition and black metal, darkness and light, encapsulated in a single, mystifying LP. “By re-examining my process as an artist, I freed myself.”
“Moran, a composer and pianist, employs stylistic devices borrowed from Satie, Cowell, and Cage with the hands-on assurance of a classically trained performer” – The New Yorker
“Kelly Moran turns the fuzzy, buzzy world of prepared piano into something more prismatic” – Rolling Stone
“The avant-garde touches she employs may be inspired by John Cage, but her melodies are memorable, and original.” – The New York Times
LISTEN: “HELIX (EDIT)”
Kelly Moran performs tomorrow, Friday September 7 at New York’s Roulette her first show as a Van Lier Fellow. Details here.
03. Water Music
05. In Parallel