As a follow-up to the sold-out and critically acclaimed “A Constant Preparation For Loss EP”, Moe Espinosa’s Hypoxia presents “Unwilling Suspension of Disbelief”, a two track EP containing improvised pieces of music captured in front of a live audience in two cities on two continents.
“Distant Mystic” was recorded in Berlin inside of a vast industrial hall that provides the perfect atmospheric environment to vaccinate melancholy in its melodies.
“Active Tension” was recorded at the debut label showcase for BL__K NOISE. The performance was orchestrated in front of the very close audience from which Hypoxia draws influence.
This unpolished recording process embraces all the imperfections of improvisation and eschews any post production or overdubs. Single tracks are performed live with a Make Noise shared system modular synthesizer through a Strymon blue sky reverb pedal.
Like the first Hypoxia record, Hypoxia II was crafted 100% in Los Angeles, California with the artist’s hand in every step. This personal approach to bring art to fruition proves tedious and time-consuming – the transportation of the raw vinyl material from manufacturer to pressing plant in LA traffic, the hand-pressing of each record in a blistering lab, the design of artwork and packaging, the shipping each order received to the artist’s bandcamp page. Despite the toiling efforts, Moe feels this process is the most rewarding in sharing his work.
Limited to 300 color pressings, Hypoxia II comes in a large assortment of colors, carefully crafted by hand-mixing the vinyl materials and experimenting with different combinations at Capsule Labs in Los Angeles. The record will also be available on black vinyl for audiophiles preferring a higher quality sound.
BL__K NOISE – October 31st 2016
A1 / 1. Active Tension (Live in Los Angeles)
A2 / 2. Distant Mystic (Live in Berlin)