Moses Sumney taught himself to play guitar while studying creative writing at UCLA. Over the years he crafted a unique style of music making that draws from soul, folk, jazz, making songs that sound both intimate and immense in scale. Moses has toured widely. and collaborated with artists like James Blake, Daedelus, Sophia Brous and The Cinematic Orchestra. There are live videos if you search, including one for MOOG where he notes “studio versions of songs sometimes feel stagnant to me, like a polaroid snapshot of a moving ship. Live versions of songs get to be more amorphous, constantly taking and shaking off shape, moving like a film.”On this record though, Sumney and his collaborators succeed in capturing that motion - songs shake, stir, submerge, soar and soothe.