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California and the Pacific Void: Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – “Almost Loved”

  • October 29, 2015
  • 1 min read


Moby & The Void Pacific Choir

“Almost Loved”

These Systems Are Failing

Moby does it again.  The man is the Enya of making great ambient but accessible music.  He seems Enoish in his ability to bring any ideas into being in such a way that all can listen and love him.  Amazing man, amazing ideas.  In his own words:

“Normally when people refer to a void, it’s a big, dark, scary, thing – the dark, malicious, Nietzschean void, where if you stare too long into the it, it stares back into you. But we like the paradox of a pacific, peaceful void – a benign emptiness.” Moby & The Void Pacific Choir

As D. H. Lawrence said:  “California is a queer place — in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific.”  Moby and his band of cohorts capture this California mood perfectly.  California has always been different that the rest of the country, and in one song, Moby explains it all.  The California call is ringing in my ears.


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