Deep from the musical landscapes of Western Canada and Germany come the stratospheric sounds of MOON AND ARIES, the cross-continental duo of singer-songwriter Jordana Moon and multi-instrumentalist Tom Aries. In their shared universe, the music industry shrinks, and a shared creative wavelength spans nine hours-time-zone difference. Set adrift in the ethereal vibrations of their music, the duo shows that distance, much like many of life’s obstacles, is just another form of ‘Traffic.’
A unique blending of sounds and perspectives shape this unique collaboration. In Canada, Jordana Moon cultivates the soulful sounds derived from old jazz, 70s and 80s pop, and modern neo-soul, wielding an assortment of instruments to construct her high-consciousness themes. Meanwhile, from his home studio in Germany, Tom Aries spins a fusion of analog and digital synthesizer sequences, rooted in classical piano and 80s soundscapes. Together, they create a musical fusion that resonates beyond boundaries, shifting the paradigm of what collaboration and music-making can look like.
MOON AND ARIES recently released their latest single, ‘Traffic’, fusing Moon’s mindful lyrics with Aries’s ebullient sequences. This single is more than mere catchy lines; it’s an introspective meditation on life’s complexities, laden with the jazz and R&B vibes with which Moon resonates, all underpinned by Aries’s synthesized beats. It invites listeners on a journey, urging them to keep moving through metaphorical traffic.
Despite their geographical separation, the duo dismisses notions that their time zone difference impedes the creative process. On the contrary, they have embraced this unconventional mode of operation, stitching together their sounds from individual home studios. No matter the barriers, the pair remains connected around the clock, embedding every note and lyric with the creative spirit that unites them.
MOON AND ARIES’ discography is an abundance of raw emotion, exploration of personal demons, and reflections on life’s intricacies. Their songs are like open letters to their listeners, offering both comfort and inspiration. Yet, they refuse to be pigeonholed to a specific genre. The cinematic quality of their music, the eloquently crafted lyrics, and the meticulously chosen soundscapes lend themselves as fitting soundtracks to films, TV shows, and ads.
Currently, MOON AND ARIES are threading together the strands of their fourth album, ‘RESOLUTIONS & REVOLUTIONS’, which will see the light in Spring 2024. The album features four singles that have already made their debut. Their music is an amalgamation of styles, drawing comparisons to ABBA, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, and Massive Attack, among others.
MOON AND ARIES officially began their shared journey on March 1st, 2021. And although separated by an ocean, they have given life to 27 songs that resonate on multiple streaming devices and over 500 radio stations spanning Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. Rolling on their creative wheels, their track “The Arrival” has already amassed more than 1 million streams on Spotify.
MOON AND ARIES is a testament to the boundless possibilities unleashed when creativity knows no borders, no boundaries, no differences. They are proof that music transcends physical barriers, connecting like-minded souls and creating auditory magic that reverberates globally. With two more releases looming on the horizon and a slew of plans in the pipeline, MOON AND ARIES are certainly a duo that will keep moving, out of this ‘Traffic’ and into the hearts of their listeners across the world.
The ethereal world of Moon & Aries beckons. Start your exploration on their dedicated website and allow their track “Traffic” to serenade you on Spotify. For an entrancing visual experience, view their exclusive video on YouTube, featuring mesmerizing art by Ami. Dive deeper into their sound waves on Soundcloud and stay informed by subscribing to their YouTube channel. Get a slice of their life and inspirations on Instagram and embrace their sonic gallery on Apple Music.