Moodoïd are a relatively new band. A side project of Pablo Padovani, guitarist for Melody’s Echo Chamber, Moodoïd has been around since 2013. There has been a lot of interest in the band, and a lot of help from notable sources. Their debut album, Le Monde Möö from 2013 was mixed by Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker. And Pablo Padovani’s father, jazz musician Jean Marc Padovani has lent his talents to the production of their latest endeavor.
And you can hear heavy influences from both Melody’s Echo Chamber and Tame Impala with Moodoïd; a sort of free-form/floating in space/soundscape with distant voices and image-laden lyrics – it’s no small wonder they’ve gotten the ear of a lot of Tame Impala fans. And aside from Padovani, the rest of the band consists of Clémence Lasme on bass, Luci Droga on keyboards, Lucie Antunes on drums and Maud Nadal guitar and vocals. So far, they’ve been sticking close to home, with gigs all around France this year. No work on what’s in the cards on the other side of the channel, or even the U.S., but they should be an interesting addition to the concert and club scene in the coming months. I would keep an eye out for them.
In the meantime, here is a session recorded this past March 27th at the venerable Oui-FM in Paris. In addition to Tame Impala, I am also hearing liberal doses of Gong here and there. An interesting band, to be sure.
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