The Soft Moon

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]

The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon Live in Australia 2015
The Soft Moon Live in Australia 2015
Background information
Birth nameLuis Vasquez
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist
Years active2009–present
LabelsCaptured Tracks, Sacred Bones Records, aufnahme + wiedergabe
Websitethesoftmoon.com

HistoryEdit

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.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

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
Deeper Remixed Vol. 1
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Captured Tracks
  • Label: aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Format: LP
Deeper Remixed Vol. 2
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Captured Tracks
  • Label: aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Format: LP
Criminal
Criminal Remixed Vol. 1
Criminal Remixed Vol. 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

EPsEdit

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

SinglesEdit

  • "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)

RemixesEdit

Music videosEdit

  • "Parallels" (2010; edit of Hans Richter - "Rhythm 23" by Luis Vasquez)[13]
  • "Circles" (2010; dir. Luis Vasquez produced by Ron Robinson)[14]
  • "Total Decay" (2011; dir. Luis Vasquez produced by Ron Robinson)[15]
  • "Machines" (2012; dir. Luis Vasquez edit of Ralph Steiner - "Mechanical Principles" produced by Ron Robinson)[16]

Live membersEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rachel, T. Cole (April 3, 2015). "The Soft Moon: Deeper". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  2. ^ [1]
  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 (2012-11-19). "A Wrenched Virile Lore - Mogwai | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  8. ^ Hari Ashurst (2012-12-12). ""Ice Age (The Soft Moon Remix)" by How to destroy angels_ Review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  9. ^ "Complicated (The Soft Moon Remix) | Trentemøller". Trentemoller.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  10. ^ Simpson, Paul. "Boy Harsher biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Jakuzi's "Ne Teselli Ne Avuntu" Receives Soft Moon Remix". Post-punk.com. October 29, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  12. ^ "Jakuzi's "Ne Teselli Ne Avuntu" Receives Soft Moon Remix". Post-punk.com. October 29, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Parallels (Official Video)". YouTube.
  14. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Circles (Official Video)". YouTube.
  15. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Total Decay (Official Video)". YouTube.
  16. ^ "THE SOFT MOON - Machines (Official Video)". YouTube.

External linksEdit