The Present Moment

The Present MomentThe Present Moment – Cruel (12” 180g vinyl) is now available on Coredark Records and brings together Milton Scott with LA producer Ross Totino.

“Right out of the gate, Cruel is imbued with a lush melancholia which stands in stark opposition to the stripped down bounce of Loyal To A Fault, even if the synthpop structures and melodies underlying each aren’t that far removed.“

“Freud and others didn’t spend countless hours ruminating on the uncanny, that haunting threshold between the familiar and the alien for no reason. Hearing a new release by a favourite band that’s “similar…but different” is never tiring because each artist has as many avenues of difference from their own work as they do from the work of others … Cruel continues to deliver everything which we’ve ever celebrated The Present Moment for, with unfamiliar familiarity.” I Die You Die

What people have had to say about TPM’s previous releases (“Loyal to a Fault” and “The High Road”, Desire Records, France):

“Based in Los Angeles, The Present Moment achieves a stunning hybridation and an infectious blend of dense cold-wave’s electro grooves, cyclical droning interferences, vigorous epic industrialism, dolorous nocturne-goth weirdness superbly sustained by a seductive eighties flavor. Ritualistic in nature, the whole musical trip offers a dark, delightful and rather unique breathtaking atmosphere, sometimes revealing enthralling lysergic electro-ambiences. The Present Moment is situated in an in-between and non stabilized musical region which authorizes astonishing connections.”

“There’s rarely any way to sing about love here without it feeling like the end of world.” (Altered Zones)

“Synthpop is pop made with synths, simple as that and The Present Moment are a more than an excellent example, showing that today there is talent in this genre.” (Peek A Boo Magazine)

“The Present Moment’s new album is a real outlier in the surge of new dark music coming out of North America” (I Die You Die)