The Present Moment

The Present Moment


Scott Milton


Philipp Muench=LOYAL


LIVE BAND 2010-2012
Isul Kim
Garey Snider

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.”
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