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Moonface shines light on City Wrecker EP

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014


Melancholic Finnish man Moonface has made a new five-track EP for all the cities of the world to delight in, and its title is, oh… it’s ‘City Wrecker’. He’s quite a talker, that Moonface, who, for another thing, in reality has a face of a regular shape and size.

Anyway here he is waxing (kinda like a moon might) lyrically on ‘City Wrecker’: “I have a tendency to wreck the places I live. I am a lustre scraper; a green grass imaginer. I wreck places emotionally, as in, even though they stay the same objectively, they somehow worsen in my heart. I wreck their meaning, and so ultimately their function. No more crackling inspiration. I waste my own time. I get bored. I turn gardens into dust bowls”.

And wait! Still waxing: “And I am a city wrecker not just for myself, but for those close to me as well, for my wrecking is a quiet and creeping poison that is hard to identify; hard to see coming through my mist of moods. I fuss, and then still am dissatisfied, making my loved ones feel sad and helpless, angry and confused, and perhaps most terribly, responsible. Though of course they are blameless and magnificent”.

And finally, waning a bit: “I suppose this is why I have moved so many times in my life. It is not a good characteristic, and one I should work toward eradicating from my personality. But having regret is also unhealthy. So, I am Popeye?”

Erm? I’d say that’s a question with many, many potential answers. Catch ‘City Wrecker’ when it’s released on 16 Sep, and/or Moonface himself when he beams live into London’s Cecil Sharp House on 9 Sep.

This is the EP’s title track: