DE MOI

 

“HOW DOES A DREAM SOUND? LIKE THIS.”

“Wonderfully geeky, lucid and dreamy. The new record musically takes from ambient, jazz, neoclassical and dream-pop. Treat yourself.” 

 
 

Pencil Waltz

“The amazing floating magic of the ambient pieces create a really hypnotic and alluring soundscape to its captivating flow, delivering a mesmerizing listening experience overall.” (Underrated, RU)

 

Room for Doubts

The warm chords and the melodies unleashed, take the listener on a 144 second trip; A brief escape from the sad reality, which is utterly needed.” (Last Day Deaf)

 
 
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REVIEWS & SHOUT-OUTS

 

DE MOI ''ENAMOURED II'': HOW DOES A DREAM SOUND? LIKE THIS.

As somehow who experiences lucid dreaming on a regular, this track by De Moi has left me feeling similar to what I feel after a wake up form yet another flight through purple skies above a world of unseen creatures and scenarios that are as fascinating, as they are nonsensical.


''Enamoured II'' musically takes from ambient, neoclassial and dream-pop, intersecting beautifully with bits from each of the above and colliding into what is probably the most dream-like tune in my recent memory. Patient and elaborate, the song swings you in on its modular-synth drones, further expanding the lucid horizon with a sequence of captivating, unique sounds appearing all over the spectrum. The production of the tune is wonderfully geeky too, each sound placed carefully and with plenty of expertise. Delightful, lucid, dreamy - treat yourself. (Music Dances When You Sleep)

 

AMBIENT SUNDAY WITH: BORKY, ARTURO, AND DE MOI 

After optimism and pessimism comes acceptance. And that’s what we get with De Moi. From Prague in the Czech Republic, Enamoured II is a calming thoughtful piece. Hardly surprising then to find that De Moi says, “I have been composing since 2007. Although it may seem like a weird thought at first, studying music theory, mastering a variety of instruments, and incorporating mathematics are all ways for me to evoke the emotions I want to evoke.”

Enamoured II is a deeply emotive piece. It has a hissing wash in the background and everything revolves slowly. But it also has heart. An organic texture in among the machine made sounds. Synths throb like some sort of pulsating life force. And it quivers with emotion. Beneath the calm is boiling humanity. (Acid Ted blog)

 

TRACK PREMIERE : DE MOI – ‘ROOM FOR DOUBTS’

“Today we feel excited at Last Day Deaf, to exclusively premiere the elegant beauty from Prague based composer De Moi. ‘Room for Doubts‘ belongs to the broader instrumental hip-hop field but also chillwave (acoustic chill-hop perhaps?), while it differs since the artist ideally combines acoustic instruments with electronic elements glowing with quality. The warm chords and the melodies unleashed, take the listener on a 144 second trip; A brief escape from the sad reality, which is utterly needed.” (Last Day Deaf)

 

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LA BELLE MUSIQUE

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Ideas for Pop Producers to Steal

IDEAS FOR POP PRODUCERS TO STEAL

Compilation released by an international record label and a creative community 56 STUFF.

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INDIFFERENT LISTENING

Compilation released by an international record label and a creative community 56 STUFF.

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UNKNOWN PLANETS VOL. II

Compilation released by a Parisian record label StillMuzik.

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MUSIC DANCES WHEN YOU SLEEP

Music-blog dedicated to ambient, meditative & drone music. Establishing the first World Ambient and Meditative Music Awards - WAMMA - to be held in 2021.

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ACID TED BLOG

A dance music blog, with a mix of classic and new dance music. Everything from ambient to techno.

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TRACK PREMIERE ON LAST DAY DEAF

"Today we feel excited at Last Day Deaf, to exclusively premiere the elegant beauty from Prague… "

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WHO'S 
DE MOI

De Moi is a music composer (Ambient, Nu Jazz & Dadaism) living and working in the foothills of the White Carpathians, as well as in Prague, Czech Republic. However, he releases his music under the Californian label High Vibe Records.


De Moi studied mathematics and natural science in addition to his time spent studying music at Charles University in Prague. He has continued to study music composition and aesthetics on his own since then. Although it may seem abstract at first, studying aesthetics of music, mastering a variety of instruments, and incorporating mathematics are all ways for De Moi to evoke emotions through his music.

FROM REVIEWS: 

  • “Patient and elaborate, the artist swings you in on his modular-synth drones, further expanding the lucid horizont with a sequence of captivating, unique sounds appearing all over the spectrum. The production of the work is wonderfully geeky too. Each sound placed carefully and with plenty of expertise. Delightful, lucid, dreamy - treat yourself.” (Music Dances When You Sleep, UK)

  • “Deeply emotive work. An organic texture in among the machine made sounds. Synths throb like some sort of pulsating life force. And it quivers with emotion. Beneath the calm is boiling humanity.” (Acid Ted, UK)

  • “The amazing floating magic of the ambient pieces create a really hypnotic and alluring soundscape to its captivating flow, delivering a mesmerizing listening experience overall.” (Underrated, RU)

De Moi released a number of singles in 2020 that have been successful with foreign critics, resonating internationally. Above all, Room for Doubts established itself in France as part of the Unknown Planets compilation of the Parisian publishing house StillMuzik. The composition has also appeared alongside some of today’s biggest musical names featured on the influential channel LA BELLE MUSIQUE. This Letter of Mine was released in Russia as part of the compilation Ideas for Pop Producers to Steal by 56 Stuff, and the ambient single Enamoured II was well-received by British critics in particular and gained a number of positive reviews there. At the beginning of 2021, De Moi released an ambient EP Skyey followed with a Speeding Home LP under the Californian label High Vibe Records.

While De Moi is a solo instrumental project, the producer’s other outlet, Billow, is a three-piece dream pop band. Their debut album, Maps, was released in 2017 on Slovakian cassette label Z Tapes. The acoustic lo-fi record received a warm reception from Czech critics; Beehype ranked Maps the 5th-best Czech album of 2017. De Moi has played nearly 70 concerts with Billow since then, including the Colours of Ostrava Festival. The group has also played in support of Russian post-punk band Motorama. They toured Germany, Austria, and Slovakia and, between 2019-2020, Billow released two more albums, Seascape and III, also on Z Tapes. On top of his personal projects, De Moi has been composing and creating music for theatrical productions and documentaries since his first album release.

DE MOI’S PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH TO WORK: “MUSIC IS FILLED WITH MATHEMATICAL ELEMENTS”

“We hear a lot about the beauty of music, we hear about the abstract charm of mathematics. Nonetheless, we tend to forget about the beauty of mathematics and the logical structure of musical compositions. These two top branches are inseparable parts of the human spirit and have a number of contact points. Although it may seem distant at first, studying aesthetics of music, mastering a variety of instruments, and incorporating mathematics are all ways for me to evoke emotions through my music.”