Sophia Knapp and Dungen’s new collaboration, “Desert Moon,” hits like a burst of sunlight (or in this case, moonlight) shooting through a dark cloud bank.
Knapp composed this upbeat track while gazing at a rising October moon at Joshua Tree, as the natural magic of the scene filled her with the dreamy sense of yearning that comes through so eloquently in the lyrics.
She delivers these vividly romantic lines with a voice like a young Emmylou Harris, while Swedish psych-rockers Dungen supports it with a lush, psychedelically pastoral backing. Soaring fiddles, chiming guitars and rolling drums swell and burst behind Knapp’s charming vocals like a crashing tidal wave of total euphoria.
Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine.
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