Moses Gold | Paradise Lost
by Tom Johnson
“A mind not to be changed by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.”
Taking its name from Milton’s 17th Century poem, the debut single-proper from Manchester’s Moses Gold is a jaw-dropping shimmer of disarming vocals and fresh electronic beats. It appears, also, to be a fractured story of triumph and despair, of both light and dark. Even in its prettiest moments – and there are many – and despite the often energetic backdrop the music itself presents, it simply haunts. It’s the sound of someone clinging on – for something else, to the thinnest of threads, but holding on nonetheless.
Moses Gold is the project of Phil Young, and alongside producer Espher, the duo have quietly been crafting some of the most astounding soundscapes. As you’d hope for on their first official release, Paradise Lost takes things to a whole new level. Soaring vocals bleed in to soaring vocals, the crisp beats dissolve in to gorgeous piano runs until the track simply swamps everything else around it.
Completely stunning; you can stream the track exclusively below.
Paradise Lost is released March 10th on limited edition 12″ vinyl, via Bleeding Gold Records.