The Soft Moon

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The Soft Moon
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Background information
Birth nameLuis Vasquez
OriginLos Angeles, California & Oakland, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist
Years active2009–present
LabelsCaptured Tracks, Sacred Bones Records, aufnahme + wiedergabe
Associated actsJohn Foxx and the Maths
HEALTH
Websitethesoftmoon.com

Luis Vasquez is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer credited for creating The Soft Moon in Oakland, California,[1] The Soft Moon has been described as post-punk,[2] darkwave,[3] minimal wave[4] and industrial rock.[5]

History[edit]

The band was founded by Vasquez as a solo project in 2009. He released two singles, "Breathe the Fire" followed by "Parallels", while working on his debut Self Titled LP. Prior to its release, Vasquez directed his energy into building a band around his project with the aim of delivering a full sensory experience within the context of live performance. The Soft Moon integrate visual elements on stage to accompany performances, which frequently include light shows.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
US
Heat.

[6]
US
Indie

[6]
The Soft Moon
Zeros 34
Deeper 8 39
Criminal
A Body Of Errors (Released as Luis Vasquez)
  • Released: February 22, 2021
  • Label: Due Mondi Collective
  • Format: CD, LP, download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Remix albums[edit]

  • Deeper Remixed Vol. 1 (LP)  - Captured Tracks/aufnahme + wiedergabe (2016)
  • Deeper Remixed Vol. 2 (LP)  - Captured Tracks/aufnahme + wiedergabe (2016)
  • Criminal Remixed Vol. 1 (LP)  - Sacred Bones Records/aufnahme + wiedergabe (November 15, 2018)
  • Criminal Remixed Vol. 2 (LP)  - Sacred Bones Records/aufnahme + wiedergabe (November 15, 2018)

EPs[edit]

  • Total Decay (MLP/MCD) – Captured Tracks (November 7, 2011)

Singles[edit]

  • "Breathe the Fire" (7") – Captured Tracks (April 2010)
  • "Parallels" (7") – Captured Tracks (August 2010)
  • "Evidence" (7") – with John Foxx and the Maths – Captured Tracks (September 2012)
  • "Die Life" (2012)
  • "Insides" (2012)
  • "Feel" (7"/cassette) – self-released (January 2014)
  • "Far" (2015)
  • "Black" (2015)
  • "Being" (2015)
  • "Wrong" (2015)
  • "Burn" (2018)
  • "Choke" (2018)
  • "It Kills" (2018)
  • "Like A Father" (2018)
  • "Give Something" (2018)

Remixes[edit]

Film & Television sync placements[edit]

Song Featured in
Black
Burn
  • Treadstone S1 · E4 · The Kentucky Contract · Nov 5, 2019
Circles
Die Life
  • Arrow S1 · E6 · Legacies · Nov 14, 2012
Far
Tiny Spiders
  • Skins (UK) S6 · E3 · Alex · Feb 6, 2012
Want

Music videos[edit]

  • "Parallels" (2010; edit of Hans Richter - "Rhythm 23" by Luis Vasquez)[12]
  • "Circles" (2010; dir. Luis Vasquez produced by Ron Robinson)[13]
  • "Total Decay" (2011; dir. Luis Vasquez produced by Ron Robinson)[14]
  • "Machines" (2012; dir. Luis Vasquez edit of Ralph Steiner - "Mechanical Principles" produced by Ron Robinson)[15]

Live members[edit]

  • Luis Vasquez – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, percussion
Current live members
  • Luigi Pianezzola – bass guitar
  • Matteo Vallicelli – drums
Former live members
  • Damon Way  – drum machine, synthesizer
  • Justin Anastasi – bass guitar
  • Keven Tecon – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rachel, T. Cole (April 3, 2015). "The Soft Moon: Deeper". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". www.post-punk.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The Soft Moon goes Deeper on new album; listen to the industrial march 'Black'". Fact. December 2, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Hawking, Tom (November 2, 2012). "10 Minimal Wave Bands You Should Know". Flavorwire. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Domingo, Ryan (February 6, 2016). "The Soft Moon make stark impression at Venue Nightclub". Vancouver Weekly. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "The Soft Moon | Awards". AllMusic.
  7. ^ Heather Phares (November 19, 2012). "A Wrenched Virile Lore - Mogwai | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  8. ^ Hari Ashurst (December 12, 2012). ""Ice Age (The Soft Moon Remix)" by How to destroy angels_ Review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  9. ^ "Complicated (The Soft Moon Remix) | Trentemøller". Trentemoller.bandcamp.com. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  10. ^ Simpson, Paul. "Boy Harsher biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Jakuzi's "Ne Teselli Ne Avuntu" Receives Soft Moon Remix". Post-punk.com. October 29, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  12. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Parallels (Official Video)". YouTube.
  13. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Circles (Official Video)". YouTube.
  14. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Total Decay (Official Video)". YouTube.
  15. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Machines (Official Video)". YouTube.

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