"Musically it's very melodic and atmospheric and electronic, and if I had to sum it up I would describe it as: 'broken down melodic electronic music for empty cities at 2 A.M.," the singer wrote in a post Tuesday morning.
Moby says most of the music for the 15-song album was originally written in the wee hours while touring ("I try to spend my insomnia time working on music"). Guest vocalists include Emily Zuzik, Inyang Bassey and Joy Malcom, and feature songs such as 'Be the One,' 'Victoria Lucas' and 'Sevastopol' (these three are found on the free digital EP). Moby also shot a video for each song on the EP that can be seen on his site.
The musician is also releasing a book of photos under the same moniker as the album. "I know, in the age of digital photography, EVERYONE is a photographer," he says. "But I've been shooting pictures for 35 years with a Nikon F, and I used to work in darkrooms, developing and printing, so I feel like I'm not a complete dilettante digital photographer." A series of gallery shows featuring the photographs in select cities will also be announced shortly.
Finally, Moby will tour in support of the new album starting in May and wrapping sometime in September, "mainly in Europe but also in North America." Several dates have been confirmed so far, beginning May 24 in Paris with stops in London, Brussels, Zurich also slated, with a July 19 show in Barcelona. As for North America, Moby will appear at SXSW 2011 in Austin this March and will be DJing at the Ultra Music festival in Miami March 27.