Moonstarr – Instrumentals Forever

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The second album from Moonstarr is finally available in the rest of the world, following the Japanese release earlier this summer.

First of all, Instrumentals Forever is not what the title suggests – an instrumental album. If you love(d) Dupont, chances are good you will like the follow-up just as much. Yes, a lot of the tracks sound like from the predecessor, the fact that this comes from Moonstarr album cannot be denied, even those (funny!) interludes are back. Call it trademark sound but when you listen more closely you will find new elements in each of the tracks, most notably the vocals. I prefer calling it Dupont 2.0, it might not be a suprise soundwise, but it’s still a great album to listen to – from start to end. Have it on repeat and you won’t even notice, it runs like a perfect loop.01. Broken Bossa
02. Interlude 1
03. Clappy
04. Break It Down
05. Tigerfunk (feat. LAL & Guests)
06. Interlude 2
07. Get Outside
08. String Theory
09. Interlude 3
10. Who’s Bitin’ Who?
11. Fucked Up (feat. Fineprint & Sarah)
12. Interlude 4
13. Crazy Jazz
14. Interlude 5
15. Climax
16. Planets Collide (feat. Lotus Jai Nitai)
17. Love Call
Looks like the album is only available as download (spotted on Juno Download and iTunes), a vinyl LP was promised to follow. If you still prefer CDs, there seems no other choice but importing the Japanese release on P-Vine.

Public Transit Downloads

As reported, the new Moonstarr album is currently available exclusively on Dancetracks and It will be available elsewhere on December 9. Until then, Public Transit has some tracks to give-away for free.

Public Transit Recordings

If you’re a devoted reader of my blog, you probably know Broken Bossa already, previously available on the free Next Stop compilation and the opening track for the new album. Break It Down is the second track available from the album, an uptempo tune with Brazilian vocals – also featured Instrumentals Forever. But there’s even more! Moonstarr made a remix of Everyday in February by LAL, a track from their 2008 album Deportation.

Later this week, I will publish my review of the album – so please stay tuned!

Instrumentals Forever?

I did my homework when my copy of Moonstarr‘s upcoming album arrived from Japan. Depending on the sources, Instrumentals Forever should have been released in the rest of the world on November 11 or 18. However, there is no information about the release (or its delay) on the Public Transit website or on Kevin Moon‘s MySpace page. Instead  the free mixtape from Think Twice has been announced, though it has been available for download for several weeks already (and I didn’t find it worthy to mention it). So, I will hold back my little review until the album becomes available outside of Japan (nervous?). Let me just say this: if you liked (and still like)  Dupont, you will like the new album as well. Once I hear news, I will keep you posted.

Nov 22, 2008 I got an official confirmation that the album will be released on iTunes December 9 (Dancetracks Digital will follow), and that a vinyl version is planned to follow (thanks Sarah!)

Nov 25, 2008 For the next two weeks, you can buy the album exclusively on Dancetracks

Moonstarr – Instrumentals Forever

Cover Artwork

Cover Artwork

The speculations came up with the release of Public Transit‘s Next Stop, whether there was a new Moonstarr album in the pipeline. As blog-reader Lay-far pointed out, there will indeed be a release on November 11th (official announcement) or October 22nd (Dusty Groove). I had to do little investigation to find out, that the follow-up to 2002’s Dupont is already available in Japan through P-Vine.01. Broken Bossa
02. Interlude 1
03. Clappy
04. Break It Down
05. Tigerfunk (feat. LAL & Guests)
06. Interlude 2
07. Get Outside
08. String Theory
09. Interlude 3
10. Who’s Bitin’ Who?
11. Fucked Up (feat. Fineprint & Sarah)
12. Interlude 4
13. Crazy Jazz
14. Interlude 5
15. Climax
16. Planets Collide (feat. Lotus Jai Nitai)
17. Love Call

Sup People!

Very excited to announce that I’m dropping a full length album in Japan August 22 2008 on PVINE. World wide release will be November 11th on Public Transit Recordings!!! Advance sales via http://www.ptrmusic.com

‘Instrumentals Forever’ 12 tracks 5 interludes. Appearances from Fineprint, Lotus Jai Nitai, LAL, Sarah Linhares. Styles are from the classic moonstarr era. EXPECT dirty breaks, butter loops, broken technessss etc…

Keep checking back here or http://www.ptrmusic.com for free previews and updates.

PEACE – Moonstarr

You may have noticed, the first track Broken Bossa was already featured on PTR’s free compilation. As I’m looking forward to get my hands on this, I can hopefully provide a full review in near future.

Nov 4, 2008 The album will indeed come out on November 11, unless you want to order the pricey Japan import. The bad news is, that it sounds pretty much like the old album – the good news, that it doesn’t matter at all 😉