I’m Nathan Moody, and I use sound to make movies that play inside your head.
My music is made from found objects, field recordings, modular synthesizers, handmade instruments, guitars, and anything else I can get my hands on, processed through a mix of modern software and vintage devices. While I love acousmatic approaches to composing with pure sound, I also love melody and harmony, so these influences tend to drive me towards mixing atonality with melody, organic with synthetic, and soundscape with structure. My albums are almost always conceptually or thematically driven, and have been releasing music for twenty years.
Through his vast back catalogue, one thing that’s clear is that music like Nathan’s simply wouldn’t exist had he not made them. It’s almost impossible to pigeonhole Nathan’s work in genre terms…however, it all seems seasoned with an almost industrial elegance. -James A. McDermid
I have played live shows in the US and Germany with such amazing musicians as Hainbach, r beny, Dieter Doepfer, Lucid Grain, James Cigler, HHNOI, Paperbark, and many others. My music has been played on terrestrial and internet radio in the USA, UK, and Germany, used in interactive installations, licensed for podcasts, and released on labels such as DiN Records, ModularField, Tectorum Tapes, Gun Music, and more.
I am also sound designer and audio editor for linear and interactive media, as well as a mastering engineer. I’ve got a diverse creative background as a motion graphics artist and experimental filmmaker, interactive creative director, animator, and illustrator.
Podular Modcast interview with Nathan Moody (music, recording, mixing, and mastering)
Art + Music + Technology interview with Nathan Moody, by Darwin Grosse (music, creative process, and art)
Rig Rundown 06 with Nathan Moody, Ben Wilson/DivKid Modular (technical and compositional process, focusing on the Buchla modular synthesizer)
Interview with Nathan Moody, Hypnos Audio (creative process)
Rig Rundown 02 with Nathan Moody, Ben Wilson/DivKid Modular (technical process, focusing on Eurorack modular synthesizer)
Twenty Questions with Nathan Moody, The Music of Sound (background and creative process)
A Month of Field Recordists: Nathan Moody, CreativeFieldRecording.com (found sound recording)
Outstanding Sound Blogs: Meet Nathan Moody, A Sound Effect (field recording and sound design)
Prophet and Loss, Tone Science Module 2 (2018, DiN Records)
Gloam, Tectorum Tapes Vol 2 (2016, Tectorum Tapes)
The Trouble With Progress (as Railgun), Fuck (2004, Hive Records)
Flak (as Railgun), Krach Test (2001, Ad Noiseam)
Radium (as Railgun) and Too Far Gone (as Bitsplitter) ,Syncrhomesh 002 (2001, Synchromesh)
Near Future Statistic (as Railgun), Dystopian Visions (2000, Dystopian Records)
Thirteen (as Railgun), Cryonica Tanz (2000, Sideline)
Greasing the Palms of Hope (as Railgun), Ringworm v1 (2000, Tinman)
The Whisperer In the Darkness (as Railgun), Challenge From Beyond (1999, Dion Fortune)