Joon Moon + James Heather
Monday 13 November
After touring the world with Nouvelle Vague, songwriter/producer Julian Decoret dedicated heart, soul and keyboards to Joon Moon with Raphael Chassin on drums and the trio filled out by the extraordinary voice of Krystle Warren, who’s worked with everyone from Rufus Wainwright to Hercules & Love Affair.
‘While getting lost in how beautiful the sounds are to your ears, one can’t ignore the story arc of going from hope to fragility via the love we all seek. Krystle’s vocal work is so strong that you can truly feel the story in your core which is not something just any song can do’ (Indie Music)
‘…care and attention to the collective package leaves you with a sharply satisfying listening experience’ (Monofesto)
Of their 2015 EP release Chess, Culture Fly said ‘Chess is an understated yet soulful record that boasts seductive melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Its only downfall is that there isn’t more of it… Effortlessly emphatic and cruelly seductive’.
Their debut album, Moonshine Corner, was released at the end of September.
‘Recorded using modern studio techniques along with vintage 60s and 70s instruments, Moonshine Corner places its chips on a subtly modern vibe through twelve lovelorn tracks that weave themselves around pop and trip hop, folk and soul, jazz licks and electronic washes, digging their own groove in the river bed dug by years and years of exposure to Radiohead, Neil Young, and Zero 7. Joon Moon is also, lest we forget, a project that takes on its full magnitude on stage’ (deejay.de)
Opening for Joon Moon is James Heather, who recently released his new album Stories from Far Away on Piano to critical acclaim. It was Disc of the Day on theartsdesk, who reviewed it as ‘the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter, Joep Beving, Nils Frahm and Jóhann Jóhannsson are offering rich, mostly keyboard-led sounds, carefully, unobtrusively painted with 21st-century electronic technology. James Heather’s debut album quietly announces him as a new contender in this world, a possible future heavyweight’ whereas Mojo said that it ‘shimmers on the cusp of emotive melody and ambience’ and Loud and Quiet finds it has ‘incredibly emotive pieces. A tender, touching album’.