Immaterial, Hanging Up The Moon

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(from the press release)

Hanging Up The Moon started off as the solo project of Sean Lam, ex-frontman of Concave Scream, one of Singapore’s pioneer indie bands. Recorded entirely in his study in the wee hours of the morning, the self-titled debut album was a stripped-down affair, its quiet sound captivating both critics and listeners alike.

In the follow-up album, Hanging Up The Moon explored a different soundscape with the help of good friends and fellow veterans of the local music scene: Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and Victor Low (Affixen). “The Biggest Lie In The World” was launched at the Esplanade Recital Studio, playing to a full house. The album’s first edition of 350 hand numbered LPs has since sold out and is currently pending a reissue.

With “Immaterial”, Hanging Up The Moon moves even further away from its singer-songwriter roots and continues to evolve both in sound and set-up, with Alexius Cai (Piblokto) joining the line-up. This new album is our most lush and ambitious project to date. Layers upon layers of vocals meet their match in violins and cellos at times epic and soaring, at times subtle and grounded — all set against Hanging Up The Moon’s signature melodies, riffs and rhythm.

A two-night show has been planned for the “Immaterial” launch to accommodate the many fans (some of whom were turned away at the door of the second album’s launch). To deliver the full sound of the album, Hanging Up The Moon will be supported by a six-piece string section. Together with artistic visual projections and sensitive mood and lighting design, the show promises not just an aural treat but a full-on sensory experience. 29th-30th May at The Substation Theatre, 8.00 pm. Tickets at $25, available here.

Immaterial is available in-store at Curated Records, Hear Records, Vinylicious Records, Zenn Audio, Books Actually and Cat Socrates. Online at Kitchen Label. Digital Downloads at bandcamp.

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