It would be really easy to compare New Jersey artist Blood Cultures’s music to a number of electronic music’s hazy, chillwave forefathers. Off the top of my head, I could name 5 musicians’ songs that “Moon” shares similarities to. But, that’s lazy of me to do. So why not write specifically about the reasons that “Moon” is great?
“Moon” initially struck me with its multi-dimensional sound design; a lilting tenor amid sun-faded synths and a fluttering countermelody creates a sort of a musical kaleidoscope, always twisting and turning into something a little more beautiful with each beat. It’s Blood Cultures’s first single in nearly three years, off his upcoming album Happy Birthday. Breezy and pensive, “Moon” is tinged with a bit of bittersweet nostalgia—a fitting song to play as you polish off the last of a bottle of rose and reminisce over happy memories of you and last summer’s Spanish fling at 12:41 am, perhaps. Not that I would know anything about that sort of scenario. Complete hypothetical.
Whether you’re flipping through old iPhone photos or making new memories this summer, “Moon” is a great tune for both. Listen to more of Blood Cultures on Soundcloud.