Early 2013 will see Moonbeam - Russia’s EDM duo - surmount their greatest career challenge to date. ‘The Random’ represents not only the group’s fourth artist album, but also their first original film score. Soundtracking the directorial debut of the Moonbeam’s Pavel Khaleev, it brings together 12 original tracks alongside 10 club renditions. Featuring Moonbeam’s vocal ensemble, on board are the singer-songwriter talents of Avis Vox, Leusin, Aelyn, Blackfeel Wite, Matvey Emerson and others.
Among the first acts to graduate internationally from Russia’s thriving EDM scene, over the course of the last decade Pavel and Vitaly Khaleev have passed numerous musical landmarks together. Most recently they completed their 200th studio production, whilst their latest single (‘You Win Me’) scored the 500th release milestone on the award-winning Black Hole Recordings label. With the release of ‘The Random’ though they realize of one of their greatest collective aspirations… their first film score.
Vitaly Khaleev says: “Over our last two albums (‘Around The World’ and ‘The Secret’) both Pavel and I consciously and subconsciously have included cinematic influences in our music. Scoring a film is something many producers dream of doing, but few get the chance. When Pavel got the go ahead for his film, we both knew that this opportunity for Moonbeam was too good to miss.”
A 2XCD release ‘The Random’ opens with its film score versions. Across 12 tracks of cryptic lyrics, ethereal tones and vocals, they amplify and electrify the movie’s otherworldly central theme.
Pavel: “Our absolute endgame with this album was duality. A long-player that is every bit as capable of developing atmosphere in a cinema as it is delivering big room moments in a club. Nothing else will do.”
From the first neuron homing synth line and distorted growl of disc 2’s opening track ‘Awaking’, you’re left in no doubt that ‘The Random’ has shifted its aim. With its runtime regularly interleaved with Moonbeam’s trademark moving harmonic melodies, the Club Mixes symbiotically fuse with the original versions to create a 360° experience. It's out February 22 on Moonbeam Digital / Black Hole Recordings.