Gas Mask Magazine

Moontalkr: “Reminder”

By: Eric Reyes
April 22, 2020

The sound of being in a hidden grotto, half-submerged in warm, dark water, small stones clattering on the walls as they fall from a slim crack above, a faceless, unseen singer practicing their craft, unaware of your presence. 

I don’t even really know how to classify Moontalkr or their track “Reminder.” Beautiful isn’t too strong a word, though it isn’t a genre. Haunting is so accurate it may as well be the genre. I can feel pinpricks across my body with every ghostly sigh and half-moan the dreamy vocalist utters. The looping beat is warm, washing across my senses, undoing tension and worry. The digital distortion is sporadic, with the soft crackle of an old record or poorly-maintained speaker like the sputter of a kiln or fireplace. The husky, dynamic, almost smoky vocal work, though brief, was utterly chilling. This, and the otherworldy quality of this track make it hard to describe this song in traditional terms. Even song doesn’t feel right. It’s a captured moment in time, a distant memory that is concrete and hazy at the same time, something broken but not necessarily unrecognizable. It’s something you have to experience for yourself. So now I invite you to do so below! Be sure to tell us what you think on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine.

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