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.
This new record is a collaborative effort between Scott Milton and Philipp Munch of The Rorschach Garden. Scott Milton’s rich sense of composition gives to the arrangements a radical and unique feel, somewhere between the narcoleptic twist of The Sisters of Mercy, the regular addictive density of Front 242 and the touching goth-dramatic sense of Colin Newman or Asylum Party.
This year, Scott Milton’s live band (Drums:Garey Snyder,Bass:Isul Kim ) played with a handful of notorious figures of the synth-minimal cold wave circle such as Light Asylum, Salem, Gatekeeper, Iron Curtain, Legendary Pink Dots, Soft Metals just to name a few…
“There’s rarely any way to sing about love here without it feeling like the end of world.”
“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