Aug 5, 2018
Nathan Moody first came onto my radar via his Noise Jockey blog – a blog that combined sound design, field recording, music production, art, design… pretty much everything I pay attention to. The posts don’t come often, but they are golden. But recently he popped up again for his music releases on Bandcamp, and I got sucked into his musical vortex. Starting with the Etudes series, he caught both my eye and my ears, and I dove deep into his music, which is both sound designerly as well as musically sophisticated.
I dropped him a line, and he was into a chat. When we connected, it was like phoning up an old friend; we immediately dropped into an easy patter, and the discussion ranged all over the place: from combining visual and sound design concepts, to the process of building an instrument for an album – through the difficulties that the Bay Area is going through for creative folks. The time flew by, as you will hear.
If you get a chance, check out his work on Bandcamp (https://nathanmoody.bandcamp.com/), and the related in-depth album notes on his site (http://www.music.noisejockey.net/). Also, check out his blog and read up on his field recording work – all fascinating. And enjoy our chat!