Heliopause

by Nathan Moody

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After his electro-acoustic album “The Right Side of Mystery” in late 2018, Nathan Moody flips the script and returns to synthesis with “Heliopause,” an album that explores the unbridled possibilities of worlds beyond our own.

This album was completed when NASA’s Voyager 2 probe crossed our solar system’s heliopause and entered into true interstellar space, but the origins of this album go back more than 30 years, when a relative provided the artist with 8x10 photos from the Voyager 2 probe, which captured Moody’s imagination for decades to come. Made almost exclusively with a Buchla 200 series modular synthesizer, “Heliopause” explores various cosmological and astronomical phenomenon beyond human and planetary scales.

But this isn’t naive, idyllic 1970s “space music:” the compositions are languorous, with experimental timbres alongside traditional melodies, with lots of distortion and grit. Space isn’t empty, or perfect, or ideal, nor are humanity's plans for it. ”Heliopause” explores the cosmos with all of its danger, mystery, majesty, and indifference laid bare.

Exclusive to Bandcamp is the bonus track, "Debris Impacts," an epic experimental epilogue that explores percussive voices and drones, leaving the melodies of the rest of the album behind.

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released April 5, 2019

All music by Nathan Moody.
Artwork and design by Corey Holms (coreyholms.com).
Mastered by Nathan Moody at Obsidian Sound.

Special thanks to Adam Scramstad, Corey Holms, Paul Lebel, Steve Sommer, and Sacha Haber.

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Nathan Moody California

Nathan Moody creates movies in your head.

He is a musician, sound designer, mastering engineer, animator, and artist with a music career that spans over 20 years.

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