- Release Date 2017-12-27
- Label Looq Records
- Catalog LQ1211
The latest Momu release "Last Chair Up" adds to a body of work that defines the classic Momu sound. Warm breaks permeate the title tack which seems to float on down feathers as it delivers its bittersweet, spooky melody. "The Summit" is similarly dark-ish, with layered, flurries of sound that rush past, and haunting guitar riffs that give the weight.
Momu is J.D. Moyer (the MO) and Mark Musselman (the MU). Championed from the start by the world's top DJ's such as Nick Warren and Sasha, Momu immediately made a name for themselves with ground-breaking breakbeat singles that helped create the "progressive breaks" genre.
In 2006 Momu released their debut self-titled album to stunning critical acclaim. M8 Magazine said "you'll struggle to find anything as perfectly formed as this collection from breakbeat visionaries Momu." Spill Magazine opined "An absolutely cracking album from start to finish, there's not even a whiff of disappointment in this longplayer." 2008 brought the release of Momu's follow-up album "Momentum." Unfettered by anything except the breakbeat form itself, "Momentum" broke the "progressive breaks" mold, but Momu's signature sonic weirdness, insanely high production values, and larger than life hooks are still front and center.
Momu's 2012 album "Rising" (Looq Records) opened at #3 on Beatport's Chill-Out releases chart. "Rising" fused a new signature style for Momu combining 60's jazz, 70's funk, 80's hip-hop and dub, 90's synth pop, 00's glitch, and new sounds stolen from the future.
Momu's latest album "The Mission" is an aural criticism of the radical changes taking place in San Francisco. With breakbeats, analog synths, and digital sculpting, Momu creates sounds both beautiful and dissonant, raising a playful middle finger to Silicon Valley while also celebrating the city's history and idiosyncrasies.