With aberrant enthusiasm, we premiere Room 205: Episode Eight with The Soft Moon.

Director Otto Arsenault captures these SF-based neo-post-punks as they're only meant to be seen— dazed, hazed and out of phase.

Visual artist Ron Robinson's 3D maps and rapid-fire light projections are set against designer Tamarra Younis' abstract sculptures, while editor Sophia Rubio's utilizes her keen eye for repetitive symbology and selective pixel degradation to visually compliment the band's haunting atmospherics.

The Soft Moon is a San Francisco-based neo-post-punk band influenced by early Bay Area avant-gardists such as Chrome, Units and Minimal Man. Their cataclysmic delivery makes listeners contemplate the deeper aspects of the primal self through weeping guitar leads, cutting bass lines, haunting vocals, icy synths and motorik beats. Mix in the mind-bending visuals of band member Ron Robinson and we have one hell of a Room 205 episode.

BIO
Raised under the burning sun of the Mojave desert, Luis Vasquez channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics. Vasquez founded The Soft Moon in 2009 as a means to explore music on a more visceral level, releasing the singles "Breathe the Fire" and "Parallels" on the Captured Tracks label. Shortly thereafter he brought on bassist Justin Anastasi, drum machine & synth programmer Damon Way and visual artist Ron Robinson. The debut LP, The Soft Moon, continues Vasquez's deeply personal journey into primal expression and spontaneous creation.

COMPONENTS

Video
• YouTube: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC4EEUwd7e4ktU71670Qcd5E99y53Y3H3
• Vimeo: vimeo.com/album/2233357

Photos
• Flickr: flic.kr/s/aHsjuBgxjo

Music
• SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/goincase/sets/the-soft-moon-at-room-205

CREDITS

Executive Producer
• Incase: goincase.com

Producer
• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Director
• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

Set Designer
• Tamarra Younis: union-of-art.net

Audio Engineer
• Jon Gilbert: facebook.com/jonathan.gilbert.7796

Camera
• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com
• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com
• Luis Farfan: denada.org

Lighting & Projections
• Ron Robinson: facebook.com/ronsf

Editor
• Sophia Rubio: nothingisbeautifulanymore.com

Photos
• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Performing Artist
• The Soft Moon: thesoftmoon.com

Label
• Captured Tracks: capturedtracks.com

Room 205 Theme Song
• Cora Foxx: theheapsf.com

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