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Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s first two critically acclaimed EPs, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010), fused the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples with the heat-haze fuzz of American rock ‘n’ roll to create tracks of blistering, 12-cylinder space rock.

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  • Audio CD (22 Feb. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 30
  • Label: Woodsist
  • ASIN: B0035FBBKA
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,656 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Motorcycle, I Love You 8:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. In The Trees 7:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Stumbling 22nd St 6:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Escape 6:22£0.99  Buy MP3 

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San Francisco's Moon Duo was formed in 2009 by Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson (Wooden Shjips). Inspired initiallyby the legendary John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo counts such variant groups as Silver Apples, Royal Trux,Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster as touchstones. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, percussion, and vocals,the pair plays space against form to create a primordialand disorienting sonic stew. They released two acclaimed records in 2009: the Love on the Sea 12-inch single on SickThirst and the Killing Time EP on Sacred Bones. Escape,their debut long-player on Woodsist, marks the fullest realization yet of the young group's evolving sound. Moon Duo are the combined forces of Wooden Shjips’ Erik Johnson and Sanae Yamada, and following a couple of singles this year, they're releasing a debut full-length on Woodsist in 2010. 'Stumbling 22nd St.' a gauzy, lo-fi rock number built on a repetitive riff, goes on for nearly seven minutes and presents a pretty epic introduction to this band. - Pitchfork

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 23 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Is an LP differentiated from an EP by number of tracks or by overall time length? There is an official line, but it remains a grey area for sure. Sometimes the band clear up the issue themselves with a definitive tag, such as San Francisco's Moon Duo have done here with their Escape LP. And it's thoughtful of them to have done so, because it would have been easy to mistake Escape for an EP. Four-track releases, once viable as a single, now seem always to be elevated into the EP class, and, as here, sometimes higher.

Perhaps in psych-rock it's just different. The similarly-influenced Oneida side-project People Of The North certainly agree. Their decent 2010 release Deep Tissue was also only four tracks in length, and it was also claimed to be an LP. True, in psyche the length of tracks tend to be on the long side to compensate, but there is at least a little creative marketing going on somewhere. Either way, as we all know, it's quality that counts, not quantity. And Moon Duo certainly make up for the former, if lacking in the latter.

Offshoot of the much-loved, but devilishly cultish, Wooden Shjips, Sanae Yamada and Erik "Ripley" Johnson have compiled just shy of 30 minutes of admirable, repetitive psyche for this debut, which, while indebted to that Wooden Shjips umbrella, nevertheless seems less standoffish, and thus easier to appreciate.

The whispery vocal on the opener "Motorcycle, I Love You", as well as its punctuative riffs, feedback and epic whammy bar mutilation provide direction and purpose to the resultant and hypnotic soup of brooding drone and loops. Though still firmly lodged in the realm of the bog-eyed, "In The Trees" is definitely rockier.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. M. Crawley on 7 Mar. 2011
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Basically, if you Wooden Shjips you'll like this. The only differences that strike me are: there's an 80's/90's Jesus and Mary Chain'esque feel to at least two of tracks - you know, fuzzy, reverb and a big expansive feel to it. Also, keyboards are a little higher than in Wooden Shjips but not in a bland commercial at all. Long tracks. I like!
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ENJOYABLE IN THE SAME WAY.OT WORK FROM ONE OF WOODEN SHJIPS GENIUS. THE GUITAT CONNECTION IS OBVIOUS AND ENJOYABLE EQUALLY.
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Done,baby,drone! 15 April 2010
By Michael J. Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
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This album has a dark, repetitive Kraut rock vibe to it. Good for late nights, long drives, mowing the lawn, spraying in foam insulation. Some of the organ and guitar skronk reminds me of White Light era Velvets.Slap back vocals in a kind of Alan Vega vein. Most of these "songs" are riffs repeated over and over and over, but the layers of white noise and ambience are what gives it movement and dynamics. GUitar player from Wooden Shjips I believe...good stuff. They're a good psych rock band too.
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Krautrock. From California. 11 April 2010
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Great, spacey rhythms in the grand tradition of such Teutonic masters as Can. Monster riffs, epic drones, sinister vocals - one has to wonder if drugs were involved. Perish the thought, old chap.

Play "Motorcycle, I Love You" in the dark. Crank up the volume until your ears bleed or the neighbors call the police. Repeat until you have been bludgeoned into submission. Then buy Can's "Monster Movie," "Tago Mago" and "Ege Bamyasi."
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