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PLUTO JONZE Reveals New AA Single ‘Moonmaking’/’Dot’ Out Now

10th September 2021

Sydney, Australia indie psych/pop artist PLUTO JONZE is pleased to reveal his latest AA-side single featuring two new tracks ‘Moonmaking’ and ‘Dot’out now and available to stream on all good digital service providers.

Stream and share – https://plutojonze.bandcamp.com/album/awe

The tracks are the latest to be taken from Jonze’s recently announced forthcoming second album AWE, which will be released on Friday 5th November 2021 via Bird’s Robe Records (We Lost The Sea, 65daysofstatic, Closure in Moscow, Maybeshewill, sleepmakeswaves).

Commenting on the two tracks, Pluto says: “For ‘Moonmaking’ I had the image of this lone piano in the woods, just me and the crickets, conjuring the moon. One of my most intimate songs in terms of writing and production. Trying to channel ‘2001 Space Odyssey’, but a bit sexy. Vangelis but haunting. The piano solo is very much inspired by early 20th century French Romantic composers like Erik Satie and Debussy, super sparse. But then I love how these subtleties contrast with the outrageous full octave fuzz guitar solo, just blowing everything to the stratosphere.”

“‘Dot’ is my modern impression of an old school crooner piano ballad against the backdrop of an epic Blade Runner or Vangelis-esque soundscape. I wanted the sense of the enormous and the miniscule together in the production of this. The undercurrent of the huge ominous bass, throbbing like the weight of the world, cut short by finger chimes. A big influence was Landon Speers’ ‘Headaches’ soundscapes.”

2021 will see the release of Jonze’s long awaited sophomore album Awe, four years in the making. Written around piano rather than the more familiar guitar riffs, Awe is a true evolution, an epic dreamscape, influenced as much by romantic composers Debussy, Erik Satie, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, as by indie/psych modern greats Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beck, Tobias Jesso Jnr, Tame Impala, AIR and Todd Terje.

Commenting on the new record, Jonze says: “A lot of things to do with this album have been a leap of faith. Exploring all this new territory has taken time to get right but I really feel like finally these tracks are ready for people to climb up on. I’ve realised Pluto Jonze is something that will always be a part of me and I want to keep releasing music forever under this name.”

The album’s lead single ‘Kelsey in Corduroy’ was released earlier this summer, flanked by B-side ‘Walk Off The Edge With Me’, showcasing a darker edge to Jonze’s songwriting and production, and featuring a collaboration with debut guest vocalist Anna Davoll

Awe is set for release on Friday 5th November 2021 via Bird’s Robe Records

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