Mood Tattooed – “Shine Rested Moon”
New York producer Mood Tattooed sprung up on us in 2012 with two EPs, Spectral Vera and Pirate Treasures. While those EPs were dub-heavy and swept along in a tide of manic sampling and sweet, chill refrains, the latest song to come from the mind of Hagan Knauth is a stranger, less tame beast. It’s impossible to categorise on first listen. You’ve no choice but to sit back and enjoy the thrill of being surrounded by the warm mesh of sounds, inseparable to the naked ear.
“Shine Rested Moon”, once the dust settles, exposes itself as an iridescent piece, resplendent in beauty and an unhindered glow of reverb-drenched guitar patterns. Scatterbrained and fidgety, it never sits still for more than a couple of seconds. Layer upon layer of bleeping synths or muted guitars overlap, and the overall result is Knauth’s strongest, most intense listen to date. Hell, I could spend the entirety of 2013 with this as my soundtrack.