Moby has announced that he will be releasing a new two and a half hour ambient album on New Year’s Day.
The producer will kick off 2023 by sharing a brand new record, titled ‘ambient23’, which he revealed was made “almost exclusively with weird old drum machines and old synths”.
Over the past few months, Moby has shared a series of posts detailing his album-making process and sharing updates on his progress with fans.
Last week, he wrote on Instagram: I’m finishing a new ambient album, due out on January 1, 2023. It’s called “ambient 23” for obvious and strange reasons (23 is an interesting number).
“It’s a bit different from some of my more recent ambient records, because it’s almost exclusively made with old drum machines and synths like the ones in the picture… of course, inspired by my early ambient heroes…” .
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Moby recently released a new album titled “Reprise” in 2021, consisting of reworked hits from his back catalogue.
Reprise” with the collaboration of the Budapest Art Orchestra and several guest artists including Kris Kristofferson, Mark Lanegan, Gregory Porter and Skylar Grey.
“I’m sorry if this seems obvious, but the main purpose of music for me is to express emotions,” said Moby. “To share some aspect of the human condition with the one who is listening. I miss the simplicity and vulnerability of acoustic or classical music.”
Reviewing ‘Reprise,’ NME said: “Overall, ‘Reprise’ is full of worthy reworks that don’t offer too many surprises, and perhaps that’s the point – since she’s still reeling from the backlash her 2019 memoir Then It Fell Apart received. .”