HVN057 - Velmondo
Moon Gazing
12" Vinyl

43 in stock


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An active member of the Barcelona scene and frequent John Talabot collaborator, Arnau Obiols debuts his Velmondo project with his first release for Hivern. In ‘Moon Gazing’ he draws inspiration from early forms of electronic music in the ’70s, whether it’s dub, krautrock, industrial, ambient or post-punk, to conjure enigmatic atmospheres through raw and primitive sounds. A multi-instrumentalist and music designer who has played in countless bands, his approach to electronic music production has always been unorthodox. These five tracks were created by experimenting with analogue synths, guitars, many pedals and several acoustic instruments in his studio at Bellaterra, a suburb located in the outskirts of Barcelona. Recorded in the aftermath of severe job burnout, a sense of escapism hovers all the EP. While the concept of evasion is certainly one of the most played out ideas in electronic music, Obiols tracks convey the kind of purity and sincerity that was so characteristic of those early incarnations of electronic music that interpolates. In other words: this is timeless mind travelling music. The 12 inches comes housed in a sleeve by Barcelona-based designer Marc Miró.

Release date: December 12, 2019