In 1998 Daniil installed one simple program called Dance Machine on his computer. After playing for a while with factory-made loops, he realized that music composing should become the general pursuit of his life, even though he didn’t (and probably still doesn’t) understand anything about music theory.
He worked together with multiinstrumentalist Andrey Dubrovsky until 2000, making jungle under the name Subway Fashion. All work was made in Sonic Foundry Acid. Although the idea of composing music in a sequencer wasn’t that felicitous, they managed to record plenty of material. Then he began to work alone and changed his artistic name to Moonscape. In 2002 he moved to Rio de Janeiro and a year later, after performing a couple of times in St. Petersburg, to Washington. However, these global shifts didn’t influence in any way his music engagement.
Daniil claims that he is trying to find a boundary between experimental music and easy listening/lounge/downtempo, since this area still has a lot of space for the search of new ideas. He becomes angry when someone refers his music as IDM.
Listen to some music by Moonscape:
Listen more: albums
A number of quite long and rather hypnotizing tracks with sophisticated inner chemistry and fluid mood, fusing unsteady beats and melodies with enigmatic field recordings.
A sonic equivalent of accessories jewels, pearls, silver, sequins, colored glass and other shiny objects for various everyday occasions.
Listen even more: collaborations and compilations
The Discreet Charm of ConsumerismThe result of using an inspirational source that is seemingly uninspiring the music made about supermarkets and related things.
Past PerfectTen selected tracks from everything published by 56 Stuff from 2002 to 2004. By the way, available for free.
Semolina PorridgeA kindergarten party thrown by Yellowhead with sweet porridge, games, toys and the assistance of his fellow colleagues.
Different Listening 2A compilation of light electronic music that tries to be more than just a compilation of light electronic music.
The Girl and the MushroomsA collaborative project that gives to the short child story by Russian classic Tolstoy a chance to make a movement in a radically unexpected direction.
Different ListeningA compounding mixture of tunes that started the events and compilations series and became, for us, significant, epochal, legendary and sort of.
Also known as: Idiosync
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