It’s true that we’ve been surrounded by a lot of post-punk and darkwave music in recent years, but Luis Vasquez aka The Soft Moon has always stood out from the crowd. His new release Exister is a perfect example of this.
With each new album the musician developed his own sound and always came up with something new (which is not so easy when working in such a genre). But here he really outdid himself. None of the songs on the LP are similar, Louis masterfully explores all possible shades of post-everything/gothic/industrial music, surprising even the most sophisticated connoisseurs of the genre.
Thematically Exister is also quite gloomy. The artist again heals spiritual wounds, trying to wrap the anxiety in heavy, depressing melodies. On some tracks like “The Pit”, the dismal atmosphere hits its peak (in a good way). The Soft Moon is only getting better and surprising listeners with every new LP, and we can’t wait to hear what he has in store for us next.
Stream it below and buy the record here, out now via Sacred Bones Records.