Moon Duo
07 February 20:30 - Studio
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San Franciscos’s psychedelic Krautrock band with chilly electronic underpinnings Moon Duo will be at Zorlu PSM Studio on February 7th!

A project of Wooden Shjips' Erik "Ripley" Johnson and Sanae Yamada, San Francisco's Moon Duo are a psychedelic Krautrock band with chilly electronic underpinnings and drones inspired by Spacemen 3, Silver Apples, and Suicide.

The group formed in 2009 and began issuing releases in short order, including the Love on the Sea12" on Sick Thirst, which they followed with the Killing TimeEP on Sacred Bones. Moon Duo made the jump to Woodsist for 2010's full-length Escape, which offered the most expansive and melodic take on their trippy sounds yet. After touring nearly incessantly following that release, Moon Duomoved their operation to the Souterrain Transmissions imprint in Berlin for Mazes later in the year, recording the set at home in San Francisco and mixing it in Germany. The album, released in the spring of 2011, followed widely acclaimed performances at SXSW; the band's sound on that record focused more on tightly written (and brightly produced) songs with fixed drum machine-made motorik rhythms. The set also got the remix treatment later in the year with participation from Psychic Ills, Purling Hiss, and Sonic Boom, to name a few.

The band's next full-length, Circles, appeared in the fall of 2012 on Sacred Bones, and was accompanied by a remix album (Circles Remixed) the following year with the album's tracks reworked by artists like Eric Copeland and Umberto. The band's release of stopgap material continued in 2014 with the live album Live in Ravenna, which featured drummer John Jeffrey. After moving their home base to Portland and with Jeffrey on board, the trio began recording its next album in a self-described dark basement. Mixed again in Germany by Jonas Verwijnen, 2015's Shadow of the Sun was the group's densest, most psychedelic record to date. At the end of the year, the band embarked on a lengthy European tour, then returned again in 2016 for more dates. When back home in Portland, they began work on their next album, both at home and at the Type Foundry. Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 was released in early 2017, then Occult Architecture, Vol. 2followed soon after. The first volume was intended to represent yin and the second volume yang, in an effort to explore both light and darkness within their sound.

Studio

Another multi-purpose place within Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi is the Studio... 300 m2 big and with its changing capacity of 110 to 500 people, the saloon is opened for different activities. With its high equipped control and cutting rooms, the place enables symphonic and film music records in world standards, VIP solo music performances and recitals, press conferences, meeting events with the artists, rehearsals, workshops and coaching to the artists.

The Studio has hosted many well-known artist's recordings, rehearsals and press conferences up to know. It hosted many world stars such as Kenan Doğulu, Hugh Jackman, Fazıl Say, Russel Crowe and continues hosting.

Also defined as a new born concert place inside the PSM, the Studio started to become a place to many boutique concerts such as Elif Çağlar's and Xjazz Festival. It is also like a cut out for the theaters plays black box typed presentations...