Never one to remain idle for too long, Jordon Zadorozny (member of Blinker The Star, Digital Noise Academy, Abbey, and Sheloom, and producer/cowriter for other artists such as Courtney Love and Ken Andrews) teamed up with Stella Panacci (member of Ladybird, Kat Rocket, and also known for releasing music by her own name and by the alter-ego Stella Luna) for his latest musical venture, The Angry Moon.
A newly released debut EP entitled Suffering Psyche to their name, the duo's topped it off with a lyric video for the track "Last Summer Song", with flames flickering over symbols and animals saturated in warm colors, creating a weird yet mesmerizing effect as you're watching the lyrics flash by. The song's alternative electro-dream pop style has a similar effect in drawing you in, with shimmering synths and replete, compelling vocals from Panacci underscored by Zadorozny's sweet-sounding backing vocals that'll sweep you away onto "an international holiday" with an atmosphere as pleasant feeling as the song's title, and of course, where "the beat goes on". Likened to Berlin and "Goldfrapp meets Duran Duran" in Facebook comments, the comparisons are apt but there's more than enough for The Angry Moon to stake out a name for themselves and stand on their own, and if you've been a fan of any Zadorozny-involved music, that same indie-pop ingenuity is provided in spades here. The Angry Moon is my first introduction to Panacci, but it's sufficient in convincing me of her arrant talent, and you're likely to find something to love about the duo and their music!