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The Holydrug Couple - Moonlust FLAC album

Performer: The Holydrug Couple
Genre: Electronic / Pop
Title: Moonlust
Country: US
Released: 12 May 2015
Style: Chanson, Synth-pop
Label: Sacred Bones Records
Catalog Number: SBR-129CD, SBR129CD, SBR-129
FLAC version ZIP size: 2544 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2218 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2870 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 833


1Generique Noir2:48
2French Movie Theme3:30
4Submarine Gold4:07
5Remember Well2:55
7Light Or Night3:57
8If I Could Find You (Eternity)3:00
9Baby, I'm Going Away3:54
10I Don't Feel Like It3:21
11U Don't Wake Up2:35
12Atlantic Postcard3:05


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SBR-129The Holydrug Couple Moonlust ‎(LP, Album)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-129US2015
SBR-129The Holydrug Couple Moonlust ‎(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Num)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-129US2015
noneThe Holydrug Couple Moonlust ‎(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Sacred Bones RecordsnoneUS2015
SBR-129The Holydrug Couple Moonlust ‎(LP, Ltd, Tra)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-129US2015


  • DrumsManuel Parra
  • Mastered ByJosh Bonati
  • Mixed ByBen Greenberg, Ives, Nes (tracks: 1, 3 to 5)
  • PerformerIves Sepúlveda
  • Photography By [Cover]Melchior Tersen
  • Photography By [Insert]IS
  • ProducerIves Sepúlveda
  • Recorded ByIves Sepúlveda, Nes
  • Written-ByIves Sepúlveda


Recorded at From the Bed between March and September of 2014, Santiago, Chile
Additional recordings by Nes at BYM Records studio

Durations are according to CD player


  • Barcode: 6 16892 27484 1
  • Matrix / Runout: 02/28/2015 10:22:52 AM #139005 2699653 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN08


  • Recorded At – From The Bed
  • Recorded At – BYM Records
  • Mixed At – Gary's Electric Studio
  • Mixed At – BYM Records
  • Mastered At – Bonati Mastering


Bright and airy, almost ambient, Moonlust, by The Holydrug Couple is a step in the evolution of dream-pop, creating a sense of transparentness, space, romanticism, and the need for infusing a sense of clarity and privacy into our very beings. The Holydrug Couple do this through music, though with a name such as Holydrug, the notion of narcotic pop-music might just be a genre that’s slowly ebbing its way into the musical lexicon of our lives.

There’s a yearning vagueness to this sound, creating a desirable melancholia that is purposeful and enticing, envisioning an illusionary atmosphere of being alone in the crowd. The Holydrug Couple don’t so much relay stories to you through their vocals, it’s more that they create a palette onto which the listener is able to project their own thoughts, visions, wishes, longings, and objectively channel the core of their inner desires through the contours of this dream-laden soundscape.

There are few edges to be found anywhere in this release, even in the vocals, where voices are used as much as instrumentation. In the same manner there’s a distillation of any solid surfaces onto which one might attempt to extract an essential meaning or central aspect of Moonlust. The music is disarming, in much the same manner as were the Cocteau Twins, or even Galaxie 500, where it’s all about the smoothness, the lack of challenge, and the readiness allow ourselves to be swept away with total disregard.

Review by Jenell Kesler