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MOI
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LP

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PAN 103LP PAN 103LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/6/2019

MOI is the fearless full-length album by artist and musician Steven Warwick. The record signals a more upbeat reprise following the previous, reflective release Nadir (2016). MOI, the first physical release under his own name (having previously recorded under the Heatsick moniker), is a journey considering interior worlds and personal architecture, as found in early spiritual narratives. Recorded in Berlin, the FUGA residency space in Zaragoza and on location in New York, Warwick's sonic vocabulary is further expanded with intense frenetic rhythms, prismatic melodies, and resonant vocals. Like the dopamine rush of contemporary life, MOI is a sonic roller coaster with a scream-if-you-wanna-go-faster urgency; "Open Fire Hydrant" bursts out like a pressure valve spiraling onto the dancefloor, while "Kaleidoscope" offers cheeky anecdotes as told on a ride home soundtracked by a garage beat. MOI is a spectrum both emotionally and musically, embedded with an underlying spirituality wrestling with existential dread, as witnessed in "Over There", "Salvation", "Kind Of Blue", or the icy digital pulse of "Cold Light Of Day". "Danke" featuring guest vocals from visual artist Josephine Pryde offers a slightly gothic feel, albeit of the architectural variety, while the purgatorial transmissions of "Consolatio", bring a moment of respite. "Rush" is a sensuous percussive workout before concluding on the rampaging seductive house track "Silhouette". "Do you know who I am? Because I don't!" Mastered by Jeremy Cox. Cover photography by Ilya Lipkin. Layout by Bill Kouligas and Johannes Schnatmann.