Moon Boots has a bunch of things going for him: Wizard in the studio, great hair, all around amazing human, and the funk runs through his bones.
The basis for “Keramas’ was a field recording I made when I had a couple days off in Bali during an Asian tour last summer. I was staying at a hotel on Keramas beach and heard these beautiful voices coming from off in the distance. Different women were taking turns on the mic singing beautiful melodies and a male preacher would also jump in with these strange hypnotic fragments. This was all blasting on a beat up loudspeaker so I was able to record it from outside the temple. The things that sound like sitars are just the singer’s voice sampled in short bits, and the bells are like my rough homage to gamelan.
People think of Bali as this incredible place to take a vacation, do some yoga, get in touch with nature, and all of that, but it also has this incredible musical culture that sometimes gets overlooked. When I recorded it I wasn’t planning on turning it into a track, I just wanted to have an interesting recording from the trip, something I could listen to and plant me back to that place and time.
The Keramas / Harpanet EP hits your digital store April 23rd via Anjunadeep. Pre-save the album at your favorite retailer here.