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The Right Side of Mystery

by Nathan Moody

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Lost Tribe Sound
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Lost Tribe Sound Moody laying down gigantic slabs of junkyard rhythm, overdriven bass bombs, and the deadliest slices of steel twanging strings my ears can handle. A kin to William Ryan Fritch, Geir Sundstøl, Marcus Archer, and Kaboom Karavan camped seaside, bonfires raging, giving Moondog the proper Viking burial he deserved.
George Vlad
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George Vlad Gorgeous sound design.
Mike Lee Birds
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Mike Lee Birds Bought it on release-day, love it!!!
Very inspiring. I‘ll steal some of your ideas. You know, as a form of flattery.
Martin Doudoroff
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Martin Doudoroff Splendid post-industrial music made with improvised instruments and studio technique. Favorite track: The Machine Beneath the Mountain.
James A. McDermid
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James A. McDermid a blistering destruction of everything that came before it; a gigantic leap forward; a mesmerising and majestic epic. Favorite track: Loveknife.
Mark Lentczner
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Mark Lentczner This is music that you just want to stop everything and listen to. It is enveloping and engrossing: a world to step inside of. Favorite track: Shadow Boundary.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    All purchases come with additional digital bonus tracks and a full-color PDF booklet with liner notes and photographs of the instruments used.
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      $9 USD  or more


  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Unisex 100% American Apparel t-shirt, printed with a bleach process: no ink to flake off or crack over time. Designed by Corey Holms to support my "The Right Side of Mystery" album (2018), printed by human hands at Ape Do Good in San Francisco.
    ships out within 3 days

      $15 USD or more 


  • Limited Edition Double Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Two smokey-tint cassettes in handmade, bleach-stamped sleeve and free round sigil sticker, signed and numbered. Ships in 100% recycled, compostable, recyclable packaging. Additional stickers and t-shirts can be purchased separately. Strictly limited edition of 75.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Right Side of Mystery via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Stonewrist 03:56
Hatchling 03:11
Loveknife 03:27
Sepia World 03:02
Needle Teeth 03:57
Ferromancy 02:28
Liturgy 04:35


Musician and sound designer Nathan Moody celebrates 20 years of producing electronic music with his tenth solo release, a sweeping, epic album that doesn’t use a single synthesizer or sampler. The Right Side of Mystery features sounds generated entirely by instruments the artist made himself, from stringed instruments to percussive devices.

One early listener called this release "post-apocalyptic Appalachian doom." Indeed, at various turns, the compositions make references to post-rock, folk music, tribal ritual music, industrial experimentalism, ambient music, and much more...without neatly fitting into any of these. The songs on The Right Side of Mystery carom from loose and warped, to mechanized and brutal, to blissful and moving. Genre references are spawned, then disintegrate, and merge into a uniquely cinematic journey propelled by hypnotic strums and plucks, apocalyptic junkyard percussion, eerie timbres from bowed metal and springs…and, for the first time in his work, the human voice.

Nathan Moody has also released "Sigil," a 24 bit, 96Khz, 2.6 GB sound library (royalty-free, single user license) will be available at A Sound Effect ( The Sigil library has many musical elements, but many more that are optimal for complex, cinematic sound design. Over three hours long, there are over 600 individual sounds, fully tagged with metadata, made from both the album sessions as well as new dedicated recordings.

Finally, Moody has also made some of these sounds available for free on the Make Noise Morphagene. You can download the Reels at


released September 7, 2018

Performed entirely with handmade instruments.
Instruments, compositions, mixing, and mastering by Nathan Moody.
Sigil design and art direction by Corey Holms (

(For special thanks, see downloadable booklet that comes with each purchase.)



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Nathan Moody builds worlds with sound. His work has been featured in films, podcasts, and games.

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