Album of the Week: Vanishing Twin | Ookii Gekkou

Ookii Gekkou is “Big Moon” in Japanese and also Vanishing Twin’s new record, released today on Fire Music.

Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies purvey throughout ‘Ookii Gekkou’, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others.

The liner notes have more to say:

Vanishing Twin is a conundrum in these fragmenting times; familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one.

In summary, big moon, hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussion combine to produce music that’s familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one.

the band

I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I’ve gone on the hunt for another world and during these travels, it always helps to have a soundtrack to move things along. Vanishing Twin is singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU who combine, along with a host of influences, to make an album’s-worth of tasty trippy tunes.

See what I mean? Ookii Gekkou tickles, delights, and floats on clouds of pure confection (with a twist). Take a lick.