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Moon-Liters / Millennium Development Goals (D. Liedel): Nerve Agent! (Shhpuma)

Essentially written by Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist D. Liedel, who handles most of the parts on this unusual blend of rock, electronics, jazz, pop punk and a number of unlikely genres, presenting strange songs that take sharp turns into twisted realms, neatly layering each piece into a heady brew that's hard to pin down, but a great deal of fun trying.
 

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D. Liedel-vocals, guitars, electronics, kalimba, & tambourine

F. Ozuna-vocals

K. Press-flute on 02 & saxophones on 02,03, 05


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UPC: 5609063800685

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH068
Squidco Product Code: 31155

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold

Music by D. Liedel. Recorded January - April 2021 in Philadelphia, PA Tracks 2, 3 & 5co-written with K. Press. Mastered by N. Demalderis. Produced by D. Liedel.



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"At first impression, it is ambiguous whether the name Moon-Liters/Millennium Development Goals signifies a band or even two connected concepts. Philadelphian poly-instrumentalist (vocals, guitars, drum machine, electronics) D. Liedel, composed this group of songs as an open conversation using the methodologies of jazz, electro, heavy metal, hardcore punk, mambo, and calypso, tooling them over the course of the past two years with a few friends.

The music inside is written with the homespun quality that counterintuitively seems to have been obliterated by the present omni capacity of computers. "Nerve Agent!" sound like it could have been recorded by some fervorous recluse in the '80s or '90s with low-priced equipment and an old cassette deck to be unearthed by collectors. But the writing of the songs themselves sound new, fresh, and full of life. This is rock at its most uncommercial, uncompromised, and alien to industrial purposes. Authentic, grounded and profoundly popular - in the sense of coming from the people - with no "professional" intermediaries. Exactly what's missing from the contemporary music scene."-Shhpuma


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Track Listing:



1. It Makes All of Our Burdens Lighter to Bear 8:05

2. A Radical Cell 7:11

3. Sacred Punctuation 9:02

4. Writing "#6" 1:25

5. The Wrong Life 7:54

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NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
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