Drifter is the second in an epic trilogy of full-length albums which Moody calls the “Form Cycle,” started with Dissolver (fall 2015) and concluded with Deceiver (fall 2016).
Drifter continues Moody’s delicate dance between sound design and music. More ethereal and improvisational than Dissolver, this release focuses on rhythmic textures that shift and morph rather than standard percussion. Piano, creaking wood, groaning metal, electromagnetic interference, digital grains of sound, and analog oscillators merge to create evocative soundscapes. From lilting melodies to dark experimentalism, Drifter will take you on surprising journeys at every turn.
All tracks written and produced by Nathan Moody using synthesizers, software, guitar, found objects, and field recordings.
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio (New York).
Early reception for Drifter:
“I find myself feeling that it’s very familiar but at the same time kind of a dream which I don’t quite remember and is a little hard to pin down.”
“WOW. It’s intense. It’s a real journey! It has a sense of being in a space, like a familiar place that has somehow changed, like you are torn between reality and this other place in a dream or memory, if that makes any sense at all. Maybe it’s that there are nice warm sounds that feel comforting and they sit alongside sounds that are slightly unsettling so you get an interesting contrast for your senses.”