Moon’s COLD BLOODED is a breakthrough single that grows more impressive and enjoyable the further along it plays. From the offset there’s an easy to appreciate delicacy to the soundscape, and with this comes a quickly memorable melody and a generally strong, calming groove. What evolves following this though is a structurally effective and ever-changing piece of music and writing that manages to hold tight to your attention until the very end.
Moon has a genuinely refreshing approach when it comes to producing tracks.
Moon has held close to the groove and idea of the track and arranged around this a select few layers and intricacies that help give it a totally new feel.
COLD BLOODED takes its time to kick in, laying the foundation with an awesome style of spoken word recording – a somewhat historical yet fictional conversation, offering up some guidance; an outline of ideas that might keep your mind working in a particular way later on. For the most part though, what gets to you is the thick warmth of that soundscape alongside the contrasting lightness and space above it. A simple melody, a calming groove, and a select few lyrics – this is all that’s needed in order to get things moving and to hold your interest and affection until the end.
The initial observations or connections you make to the music and the performance the first time around grow a little clearer and stronger with each revisit. There’s a lyrical density to the track, so you’re likely to miss the odd moment or idea with only a single listen. Fortunately, the vibe is so blissfully enjoyable that it’s a pleasure to replay it all, and every time you do you pick up on some new line or point that wins your affection even more-so. A must for the conscious rap and ambient music fans alike.
COLD BLOODED is a great track, unique in style and refreshing for its genuine musicality. You can visualize a live show with ease, and it seems that this is where the artist would really find his mojo and create an effortlessly memorable, enjoyable evening for everyone attending. There’s a simple pleasure in the skillful musicianship highlighted throughout.