Get To Know: Resin Moon
It’s rare that a project like RESIN MOON comes along. His sound beautifully bleeds the air of his surroundings, and being in a place like Alice Springs, you can feel the textures and atmosphere of the place carefully weaved into each piece of work he’s created.
With an EP under his belt and a string of tracks each embodying the most intricate elements of experimental-pop and electro-pop, he’s back with a new single, ‘Nothing To See’.
What’s special about this particular track, is that it’s a taste of what’s to come from the producer, as he’s spent the better part of the last year readying his debut record, which is set to be released in early 2019.
The tape-looped synths blend cosmically with the articulate, complex production that seems to move with the song, poking itself in and out of the foreground and background. His beautifully airy vocals have an RnB-esque feel to them, but I don’t think you can call this an RnB track. It’s so far outside of the genre it’s mesmerising.
To get to know Resin Moon a little more before his debut LP drops, we asked him a couple of Q’s to get to know him!
Who are you?
I’m a producer and songwriter from Alice Springs. I write and produce my own music and I work with a heap of artists around the Northern Territory as a producer, and run a label ‘Sing Hum’. Resin Moon is my main songwriting outlet at the moment, a heap of passion and experimentation and time has gone into this project and ultimately this has helped me grow as an artist.
How did Resin Moon come to be?
I’ve been making music since I was a kid. I remember writing my first song on the keyboard when I was 7 years old (it was called “I gave you my love and my teeth”)!
I love creating music, because music is such a mystery to me. Every song is unique and a challenge and often really self-revealing. I learn more about myself writing music than anything else in life.
What are we talking, vibe-wise?
The sound of Resin Moon swings between alt-pop, synth-pop and experimental-pop but at the core of my sound are some really quirky old synths and my vocals, which I love to layer and manipulate in the production process (and on stage via a talk-box.)
I’m influenced by a lot of early synth pop sounds, Ultravox, Conny Plank, Gary Numan and Quincy Jones‘ electronic-pop production. More recent influences would be folk-experimental stuff like Bon Iver, Gotye and Zammuto.
I’m also influenced so much by nature, I’m lucky to live in Central Australia where I’m surrounded by one of the most stunning wilderness areas in the world. A lot of my music feeds off the contours and colours of the landscapes around Alice Springs.
Tell us a bit about your new track ‘Nothing To See’.
‘Nothing To See’ is a song about escaping reality with someone you love, and realising that reality is only a thin layer of ice we skate on, while often ignoring the deeper stuff going on underneath. It’s a smooth, dreamy synth-pop track with RnB and experimental/ ambient vibes going on too. I had a lot of fun producing this track, I hope listeners can float away with the textures and colours that were in my mind as I was putting this one together.
What can we expect from you moving forward?
I have an album ready to drop in early 2019, which is so, so exciting. I haven’t really taken the time to reflect on this yet, i’ve been so deep in the studio for the last year.
Where can we hear more of your work?
I’m playing two more shows before the end of 2018 – one at Epilogue in Alice Springs (7th December), and another in Melbourne on 20th December at Boney.
You can check out my debut EP Salt on all the digital stores or on vinyl, or hear my production on a bunch of artists like Xavia, Soorkia and Casii Williams, who are awesome NT-based artists you should definitely check out!
Resin Moon ‘Nothing To See’ Single Launch
Friday, December 7
Epilogue Lounge, Alice Springs
Grab your tickets & sus the FB event here.
Intro by CAITLIN MEDCALF