Moin is made of Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead (Raime / Blackest Ever Black) as well as long time collaborator and percussionist visionary Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga / Vanishing Twin).
Moot!, their album released last year, allowed the group to re-appreciate the recording process, using a combination of live recording and studio techniques. The album spans psych, alternative rock and post-punk mixed with their signature electronics and sampling practice.
The record was made as an experiment, to be enjoyed, not as spectacle.
“Moot! is steeped in the past, but its appeal isn’t limited to its nostalgia factor. In a time when the electronic-music landscape has been flooded with precision-crafted DJ tools, escapist bouts of narcotic abstraction, and awkward pop-crossover attempts, Moin have taken a different route: plowing straight ahead, cranking their amps, and greeting listeners with a swift kick to the chest. ”Pitchfork
“Moot! is an unpretentious and fun record peppered with quick gear changes, pitch shifts and soul-searching anecdotes about empty neighbourhoods and peering into dark waters at dusk. ”Resident Advisor
“Album Of The Week”The Quietus