Bob Mosses – Days Gone By
Occupying the fertile ground between organic band land and an all-electronic production project, Bob Moses draw on the two poles to vividly resonate across both. A duo with an individual name, Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance’s musical endeavor plays with this kind of duality all over Days Gone By. The album’s potency in solitude marks it out as a debut worthy of deeper scrutiny. A sound palette that combines the elegantly icy with an indelibly human touch,its Cologne techno rhythms in the bottom, the elegant otherly distance of Detroit in the middle, and an unmistakably earthly, almost jazzy textures in the top end, anchored by Howie’s softly suggestive voice that doesn’t dominate, but instead plays out as another instrument in an alluring mix.
Alternating between brooding dancefloor burners and moments of reflective, downbeat repose, Days Gone By is a record that’s not in a rush to get to its destination, preferring to subtly, slowly seduce rather than sway and swagger into submission, weaving a rich spectrum of sensation over the course of its ten tracks.
Why You Should Listen & Buy This Record
I first learned about Bob Moses while attending a yoga class of all places with the instructor playing their Burning Man set; yes they DJ too. I loved what I heard and the instructor pointed me towards their debut album and from there I was hooked.
I find this album perfect for early AM working or for late night chilling out and unwinding.
Hope you enjoy.