EL KHATIB HANNI MOONLIGHT LP VINYL NEW 33RPM 2015
1. Moonlight2. Melt Me3. The Teeth4. Chasin'5. Worship Song (No. 2)6. Mexico7. Servant8. All Black9. Home10. Dance Hall11. Two Brothers
On his 2011 debut Will The Guns Come Out, Hanni El Khatib tried something he'd never tried before making a bedroom-style recording of his stripped brand of Rock n Roll mostly for the sheer joy of making it. For his ferocious 2013 follow-up Head In The Dirt, he tried something new again, enlisting Dan Auerbach as a producer. But after Head In The Dirts release and almost a year of relentless touring, Hanni knew he needed to go past unpredictable all the way to unprecedented. He needed isolation, time and the chance to experiment. So after 30 days locked in hand-picked L.A. studio The Lair, the result is the album Moonlight the rarest and most welcome kind of album, made at that perfect point in life where confidence, experience, and technique unite to help an artist do anything they want. That's why it starts with a song that sounds like a Mobb Deep beat under a Suicide-style synth drone and ends with an ESG-meets-LCD Soundsystem gone Italo-disco song about life and death. That's why it collides crushing crate-digger drumbeats that'd be right at home on a Can LP or an Eddie Bo 45 with bleeding distorto guitar, bent and broken barroom piano and hallucinatory analogue flourishes.