Published Aug 12, 2015You could say that Chicago-bred, New York-based producer Gilligan Moss has something of a cult following, securing the status simply with two SoundCloud demos and a few remixes back in 2013. After recently wrapping up a North American tour opening for Glass Animals, a stop in Vancouver in May saw the producer effortlessly garner the respect and support of the crowd with his tireless performance, as he built eclectic compositions steeped in house and synth-pop.
Ceremonial EP sounds like an audience of people were plucked at random to collaborate on an interactive album — someone to play a jumping piano scale, another to throw in clapping and a chorus to carry the vocals on "It Felt Right." The clips and snaps of drums and xylophone on the gorgeous "Choreograph" sound almost like they're duelling, and cherubic chanting and harmonizing splashed across the entire thing. Moss deftly marries an array of genres, styles and sounds here, creating tracks that boil over in an exuberant mass of sound. Ceremonial might not be cohesive, but it's definitely fascinating. (AMF)