The second in a series of 5 EPs. A collection of some lo-fi jams I put together during various late nights at the apt in Hell’s Kitchen. These were recorded on 4-track cassette with a little post-production. Artwork collage is mine as well, some paper and glue on an LP jacket, comprised of various bits of my friends’ artwork that I’ve kept over the years.
releases May 5, 2020
Written, produced, and mastered by Phil Moffa
Spoken word on “Helluva Town” by Alex Falk
Artwork by Phil Moffa
Project consultants: Paul Raffaele & Ilan Natter
2 seconds of “Good Enough” tape crackle removal by Maniac
STAND ON THE WORD! It is such an honor for Lost Souls of Saturn to work with the legend Louie Vega and his Elements of Life project on this classic track. It can now be heard as part of the album and the 12″ vinyl single is forthcoming.
Friends, I am thrilled today to announce my new imprint, Butcha Sound Records, starting with two solo albums totaling 5 hours of ambient, abstract, and noise tracks. They will release on January 1st, 2020. The bandcamp page is up now for previewing and preordering. These albums will be available Digitally, 2xCD each, and photographic prints of the paintings on the covers by my friend and collaborator, Greg MacAvoy. I would be grateful for your support, but more importantly my intent is that these albums inspire you and manifest PEACE in your world.
A portion of proceeds from these albums and everything on Butcha Sound will go to arts education causes.
‘Meditations for Peace’ consists of 2.5 hours of ambient pieces intended to manifest peace in your life and the world around you. Tape experiments, keyboard improvisations, and forgotten studio dream-moments comprise the collection. I came up with the idea for this collection after getting home from the memorial held for David Mancuso on February 14th, 2017. I thought about his message, the therapeutic power of music, and bringing people together through sound and environment. I realized the importance of making and playing music with intent, and I was incredibly moved by what I experienced that night and at The Loft the few times that I’ve been. These songs serve as a focal point for your meditation practice or drifting off into the greater subconscious.
Artwork by Greg MacAvoy
Preorder now available
Formats: Digital, 4 x CD (2 per album), Photographic Prints
Label: Butcha Sound Records
‘Pieces For Painting’ – Speaking to my painter friends over the years helped me to realize this project. These are pieces I imagine would be interesting to have on in your art studio while you work. This includes 2.5 hours of equipment abuse and misuse, late-night journeys into the abyss, and the audio component of several art installations. They are a bit more atonal, weird, and dissonant than the companion album, Meditations For Peace. Zone out to it, create to it, imagine a twisted sci-fi movie in your head – it’s all good.
Special thanks to my visual artist collaborators and friends including Greg MacAvoy, Noah Post, Naoko Komori, Kardash Onnig, Aaron Gerhard Chiesa, WashMachine, Danny McCabe, Bonehawk, Jon Legere, Dan DeGloria, Joe Ferry, Scooter LaForge, Cernesto, Sek3, Spider, Paul Raffaele, Barbie Bertisch, Maria Chavez, The Josh Craig, and the Lost Souls of Saturn installation & creative team: Seth Troxler, Aaron Koolik, Marc Ippon de Ronda, Caroline Lefrere, Andrew Lochhead, Tom Hingston, Andrew Melchior, Mike Cridland, and Ed Cartwright.
Livicated to my students for keeping me young and inspired.
A portion of proceeds from this album and everything on Butcha Sound will go to arts education causes.
Formats: Digital, 4 x CD (2 per album), Photographic Prints
New solo project alert! This Beat Tape represents a year of late night 4-track cassette joints I made in my living room in Hell’s K. I am personally attached to this block, building, and neighborhood through my family who have been in this town for generations. This is a bit different than the music you may know from me, with heavy doses of hip hop, experimental, ambient, house, and skits. Stream Side A now on the Most Excellent Unlimited bandcamp. Shout to Paul Raffaele for hearing it and having the vision for the tape. Peace.
* Release Date: October 16th, aka Cassette Store Day 2019 *
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Lost Souls Of Saturn’s transmissions continue. Experience ‘The Awakening’ – a short film and accompanying single release.
Conceived and directed by Kieran Behan and Marie Alice Wolfszahn, ‘The Awakening’ was filmed in Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan, where the cast and all-female crew were granted special access to these ancient sites. This cinematic expression combined with otherworldly sound design channels surreal metaphors, exploring the boundaries of reality. The short film follows the quest to trigger revelations in psychic entanglement by disrupting transmissions from the malevolent Holoverse – a frequency that is used to enslave minds and generate oppression. Our heroine Astraea, played by Sina Kempe, was the last of the celestial beings to leave Earth after witnessing the degeneration of mankind. She is called back in a symbolic meeting of the past, present, and future after receiving signs from the Messengers, beings of light, in the sands of time. Prior to Lost Soul Of Saturn’s eagerly-anticipated debut album, ‘The Awakening’ film throws the doors of perception wide open, for the first time letting people fully enter into their vast realm – one which is rich in symbolism, intrigue and narrative.
‘The Awakening’ single released on vinyl, download and stream via R&S Records on 26th April 2019
‘The Awakening’ film credits:
Directed by: Kieran Behan and Marie Alice Wolfszahn Score by Lost Souls of Saturn / Seth Troxler & Phil Moffa Cast In Order of Appearance: The Messengers: Lost Souls of Saturn Astraea: Sina Kempe Mood: Mood Hussain Rizzla: Lauren Ashibende-Dunn Holiday: Harman Holiday Styled by: Halla Farhat Jordan Camera: Anna Baltl Vhs Camera: Kieran Behan Edited by: Robin Thompson Color Grading: Ari Rothschild Casting: Kieran Behan Visual Effect: Aaron Gerhard Chiesa Assistant to Moffa and Troxler: Story Entertainment The filmmakers wish to extend their thanks to the following, for their contributions and support to the making of this movie: Andra Handaric, Mads Dinesen, Trippen, DSTM, Hermione Flynn, UY, Rosa Hirn, Modern Archive, Elisa Lindenberg, Amelie Jager, Hiro Cosmetics, Jayce Wierzbicki, Annique Delphine, Feynan Ecolodge, Ed Cartwright, Grade Management, Dan Ward, Renaat Vandepapeliere, Andy Whittaker, Dubplates & Mastering, WashMachine, Gabriel Krajanek, Arma Jewelry. ‘The Awakening’ Courtesy of R&S Records 2019 www.lostsoulsofsaturn.com