DYLAN MOON

OPTION EXPLORE (RVNG INTL.)

DYLAN MOON - OPTION EXPLORE 153789
Format:
1 LP
Release:
02.09.2022
Label:
RVNG INTL.
Kat.-Nr.:
153789
Barcode:
0747742384769
Option Explore, Dylan Moon's second full-length album, is a glassy-eyed survey of pop's playing field both past and present, and a collection of clever, colorful songs filtered through frequencies, timbres, and dreams discovered and discarded while its maker shifts from one sub-genre to the next.

With a careful study of synthpop, a penchant for warped yet unwavering guitar grooves, and an effortless songwriting ability, he leans into unlikely convergences, and arrives at something deeply futuristic in its disregard for genre sanctity.

Moon acts as a kind of hyperliterate genre hijacker, pulling from Scritti Politti's sophisti-pop aesthetic, Buddy Holly's textbook chord progressions, and J Dilla's scrappy architecture.

But Moon chooses not to scaffold these reference points into formulaic songs, instead reassembling fragments from each as subconsciously recognizable moments.

Option Explore is bricolage, never pastiche. Moon's reprocessing of forgotten digital timbres echoes the pop quality and oddity of Television Personalities or Cleaners From Venus, and subsequent revivalists like The Clientele and Cate Le Bon.

But coding Moon's studious scavenging and repurposing as simple nostalgia belies how imaginative it is.

Picturing his process feels impossible, like trying to visualize a color you've never seen.

Though Option Explore takes cues from many reference points, it ultimately chooses to explore something wholly new.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. 10 APPLES
  • 1.2. SPANDEX SIMPLE
  • 1.3. CREAKING
  • 1.4. PLOT POINTS
  • 1.5. DEEP TIME
  • 1.6. HMM
  • 1.7. UNDERSTAND
  • 1.8. I-80
  • 1.9. FORTUNA
  • 1.10. AGAIN
  • 1.11. DROM
  • 1.12. HELLO MIRAGE
  • 1.13. LOOK