Monday, August 10, 2015

Moai is now Manasota

I've decided to rename my Moai project to Manasota. If you have followed my work you will recall an album I made under the Justin Robert name in 2006 called Manasota. This new project isn't exactly like that album, but I think thematically I am in a similar state of mind. Ocean, islands, remote beaches, sandy places, ocean breezes are all things that come to mind to me when I'm working on this project.

The name Manasota is the name of a small Key off the west coast of Florida where I spent a lot of time in 2005-2007. I found it to be very peaceful and healing place and I made a personal connection with it. Since I do have a personal connection with Manasota Key and I've never actually been to Easter Island, it just feels more appropriate. I've also started to notice several other artists named Moai, so that just added to the positive reasons to change it.

I'm also already on my 5th song in this project using real drums, real bass, real acoustic guitars and mostly limiting myself to two soft synths, the Digital Synsations UVI and now very hard to find Mellosound (mellotron emulator). I've still only shared two tracks though and am going to keep all the new ones private until I finish the release.

Anyway, if you haven't checked it out yet you can do so here

You can check out the Justin Robert LP "Manasota" here

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I've started to work on a new project that is a bit different than all of my previous material. I've gone a different direction on these new tracks which is why I'm using a new moniker, "Moai".

I'm taking a break from so much programming that was going on in Demonic Sweaters and even the last few Justin Robert albums. All of the Moai stuff is being made with more live instruments like acoustic guitar and drums, bass guitar, and a couple synths. I going for a mellow sense of space, easiness, and a touch of melancholy.

The sound is sorta krautrock inspired with a tad of 90s indie and post rock. I have a new soundcloud page there too, so please subscribe

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Moai - Moai and Jellyfish

Here's a preview track of a release coming soon to Anthill Recordings. Very mellow instrumental spacey rock. Dig it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SIGHTINGS | The UFO Report | based on the TV series | 1995 | VHS rip

Just found this amazing VHS rip of a "Sightings" UFO special from 1995. Enjoy.

#ufo #alien #sightings #vhs