Steve Moore - Gone World
2x Vinyl LP
Cover printed with Pantone Metallic Ink over CMYK. Limited to 300 copies.
Gone World is Steve Moore’s first release with label Pittsburgh Tracks and he makes it count. This is 8 tracks of pure electronic bliss. It’s a mixture of both groove-heavy tendencies as well as the headier aspects of Moore’s sonic explorations. Think a perfect coming together of the Kompakt singles and Escape Velocity-era Zombi with a touch of his more 80s-inspired film work. It all comes together beautifully in a constant motion of rhythm and melody.
Title track “Gone World” opens the album on bubbling synths and a liquid rhythm. There’s optimism here, something I know I’ve been lacking as of late. It’s the perfect note to open on. “Information Superhighway” locks into that Escape Velocity vibe. Touches of liquid sheen electronic with the headiness of early 70s Komische. Stunning.
Elsewhere “VII” and “Docking Bay” roll in with gorgeous, ethereal synth textures with a touch of celestial drift. The nearly 10-minute “III” builds peaks and valleys on the backbone of a techno rhythm. I could imagine this scoring camera footage from the Mars rover. Moore knows how to combine both earthbound elements and sci-fi explorations flawlessly in his work. This is a fine example of that. Album closer “The Prophet Speaks” is all electronic haze and slow-moving, like a fog rolling in. It’s dense and cinematic. Just incredible.
Gone World is another absolute stunner from maestro Steve Moore. It encapsulates all of the composer’s strengths into a massive, deep dive of a listen. Propulsive, visceral, and immediate with the sonic weight of the best Berlin School heavyweights. One of my favorite albums of the year.
Liminal Migration collaboration between Steve Moore and Bluetech still available here: https://store.behindtheskymusic.com/collections/all/products/steve-moore-bluetech-liminal-migration