Moon Observations

David Douglas

On May 22nd,  David Douglas released his new album ’Moon Observations’. David unveiled the first single ‘Higher’ in February, gaining incredible support from Pitchfork, SPIN, 3voor12, BBC Radio, XLR8R and many more.

Pitchfork“Check out the glowing, mid-tempo title track.” 

SPIN magazine: ”…Douglas looks towards the wonders of the natural world for inspiration, weaving organic textures and contoured field recordings in alongside more robotic landscapes and dub-wise studio tricks.” 

XLR8R“…as Douglas meticulously creates a scenic landscape of brightly gleaming sonic textures with a myraid of ingeredients.” 

VPRO 3voor12 (album of the week)

VPRO 3voor12 (album of the year nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

Bloemendaal NL 30 August 2014 Making Waves Festival
Amersfoort NL 06 September 2014 Into The Woods Festival
Amsterdam NL 11 September 2014 Tolhuistuin 3voor12 awards
Apeldoorn NL 19 September 2014 Popronde Apeldoorn
Hamburg DEU 20 September 2014 Reeper Bahn Festival
Bergen NO 25 September 2014 Landmark
Oslo NO 26 September 2014 Dattera Til Hagen
Vienna AUT 02 October 2014 Waves Festival
Groningen NL 09 October 2014 Popronde Groningen
Arnhem NL 10 October 2014 Popronde Arhem
Enschede NL 11 October 2014 Atak
Amsterdam ADE NL 15 October 2014 Full Spectrum special | BAUT
Amsterdam ADE NL 17 October 2014 Next Monday's Hangover | Marktkantine
Zwolle NL 25 October 2014 Lets Get Lost Festival
Haarlem NL 13 November 2014 Set It Off Festival | Patronaat
Berlin DEU 26 July 2014 IPSE BERLIN
Nijmegen NL 18 July 2014 Valkhof Festival
Amsterdam NL 05 July 2014 Pitch Festival
3FM NL 02 July 2014 3FM 3voor12 Radio
Hilvarenbeek NL 21 June 2014 Best Kept Secret Festival
Amsterdam NL 21 June 2014 Shoeless Festival
Amsterdam NL 15 May 2014 Album Release | BAUT
3FM NL 10 May 2014 3FM Dansen met Delsing
Krasnodar RUS 02 May 2014 May Weekends Festival
Haarlem NL 20 April 2014 Soep op Zondag
Amsterdam NL 11 April 2014 Studio 80
Utrecht NL 04 April 2014 Pissing In The Wind | Ekko
Apeldoorn NL 22 February 2014 Poppodium Gigant
Utrecht NL 22 February 2014 Rumor 76 | Rara
Amsterdam NL 23 November 2013 OCII
Amsterdam ADE NL 19 October 2013 RTFKT night | OT301
Amsterdam ADE NL 18 October 2013 Making Waves | Winston
Amsterdam NL 12 October 2013 Shugar | Paradiso
Utrecht NL 09 December 2012 Slow Magic support | Tivoli
Utrecht NL 09 November 2012 Hostie Hostie | EKKO
Amsterdam NL 28 September 2012 Discovery Festival

David Douglas is a Dutch electronica producer. He released his debut EP “Royal Horticultural Society” in 2012 and released his debut album ‘Moon Observations’ on 22nd of May. ’Moon Observations’ got incredible support from Pitchfork, BBC Music, BULLET, i-D Magazine, Vice, Electronic Beats, THUMP, 3voor12, XLR8R and many more. 

David’s work as a musician, he makes a part time living as a video director. Over the years, he has worked on several major television and film productions and he has directed music video’s for artists like Blaudzun, John Coffey, Daniel Beddingfield and for his own track “California Poppy”.

Inspired by the stories of his namesake David Douglas (1799) – a Scottish plant hunter who explored North America collecting seeds of plants and trees unknown to mankind at that time – David (1983) started looking for his own musical roots. The greatness of nature – the sublime mountain landscapes, Icelandic lupine fields, Arctic coastlines, Californian fir forest – invigorate his music.

As the albums title declares, the moon was a big inspiration during the process of writing the album: ‘I like working at nights. When I was writing new songs for my full length album I was fascinated by the moon. During that time I was reading the Journals that the Scottish Botanist kept during his journeys through North America. He wrote about the splendor of the moon during his astronomical observations. and then I reallized that this celestial object has been observed since the dawn of mankind, and we still do. Moon Observations is a musical ode to all moon observers in time.’

“As the sun sunk behind the western flank of Mouna Roa, the splendour of the scene increased, but when the nearly full moon rose in a cloudless sky, and shed her silvery brightness on the fiery lake, roaring and boiling in fearful majesty, the spectacle became so commanding, that I lost a fine night for making astronomical observations, by gazing on the volcano, the illumination of which was but little diminished by a thick haze that set in at midnight.” Journal kept by David Douglas, January 23th 1834. Scottish botanist.

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SPIN magazine: “On the new LP Douglas looks towards the wonders of the natural world for inspiration, weaving organic textures and contoured field recordings in alongside more robotic landscapes and dub-wise studio tricks.”

Pitchfork:”Check out the glowing, mid-tempo title track.”
Pitchfork premiered the single ‘Higher’.

Beats and Beyond“Albums as good as these are a rarity nowadays. ‘Moon Observations’ is another brilliant release on one of our favorite labels .”

XLR8R“…as Douglas meticulously creates a scenic landscape of brightly gleaming sonic textures with a myraid of ingeredients.” 

3voor12 VPRO (album of the week): ”…krijgt David Douglas het voor elkaar om de overgang van dag en nacht tijdens bloedhete zomerdagen een geluid te geven. Een soundtrack voor zonsondergang, een aanmoediging de nacht in te duiken en de zonsopkomst te halen.”

 

 

Moon Observations is David’s debut full length album released on the 22nd of May 2014.
The album contains 11 tracks and is available on CD, 12″LP and in the digital format.

Moon Observations is available at: BandcampBeatportBoomkatJunoiTunes a.o.

Pitchfork: ”Check out the glowing, mid-tempo title track.” 
SPIN magazine: ”…Douglas looks towards the wonders of the natural world for inspiration, weaving organic textures and contoured field recordings in alongside more robotic landscapes and dub-wise studio tricks.” 
XLR8R: ”…as Douglas meticulously creates a scenic landscape of brightly gleaming sonic textures with a myraid of ingeredients.” 
VPRO (album of the week)

 

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