Listen to new track by MoE ‘Wild Horses’

By on 2 September 2016

This new track by MoE ‘Wild Horses’ is taken for the forthcoming album ‘Examination Of The Eye Of A Horse’ which is out in October on Conrad Sound/Wallace Records. You can support the artist on the MoE Bandcamp page.

“‘Examination of the Eye of a Horse’ is MoE’s fourth full-length album and the follow-up to 2014’s aptly titled third album ‘3’. It’s another contribution from the Norwegian noise-rock trio to the DIY scene; MoE has over the years focused on extending the DIY attitudes from the 80s and 90s, especially inspired by great thinkers and autonomous musicians like Steve Albini, Greg Ginn and Ian MacKaye, mixed with their own attitudes from their background from the noise and contemporary music.”

Moe are:
Guro Skumsnes Moe – electric bass, vocals and octobass
Håvard Skaset – electric guitar, guitar noise, steinway, ms-10, backing vocals
Joakim Heibø Johansen – drums

Several of the tracks on the album, including ‘Wild Horses’, features Japanese noise legend Pain Jerk and Norwegian percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen. Two astonishing musicians from very different backgrounds. Pain Jerk has since the 80s been an influential musician on the Japanese noise music scene, and has releases on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles and is also known for duo collaborations with people like Russell Haswell. Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen is one of Norway’s leading percussionists and is known from the contemporary percussion trio Pinquins.

Speaking about the album, MoE said:

“The lyrics on “Wild Horses” draws inspiration from the contradictions in the so called logic of war, human defeat, and to be seduced by war. On the other hand, I don’t know what it is about. Just like music or riffs, I can’t tell where it’s coming from.”

“The lyrics always grows, changes meaning, depending on who’s receiving. Just as our music.”

“Sometimes something happens, somewhere out there, and it suddenly gives the lyrics a whole new meaning. The words are scratching the surface of our society.”

“Our previous releases have focused on a live energy. ‘Examination of the Eye of a Horse’ puts the band into a more elaborate production. The collaboration with producer and mixer Jørgen Træen (known for his work with several Norwegian pop bands like Jaga Jazzist/Sondre Lerche/Susanne Sundfør, and noise oriented bands like Golden Serenades and Noxagt) brings new and unheard elements to the music and the genre. Træen adds depth and lets the compositions blossom, leaving considerably more space to the voice. Adding a whole new dimension to the music. In many ways Træen turns ‘Examination of the Eye of a Horse’ into MoE’s pop album, altering the dogmatic punk sound, in favour for a cleaner and transparent sound.”

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Photo: Jenny Berger Myhre

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