David Lord (Francis Moss) returns with another imaginative and wide-reaching musical project that will please lovers of adventurous music everywhere via Miki Moondrops. The trio’s debut album, Vegetable Head, features Lord on a variety of instruments including synthesizers, bass, accordion and, of course, guitar. He’s joined by sometime collaborator Ben Snook (Ben Dipper, In Vivid) on electronic percussion and Miki Masuda, who makes her vocal debut on the album.
Known as a formidable jazz bassist in her adopted hometown of Wichita, Kansas, Masuda is Miki Moondrops inside the world of wonder that Lord has created. Her vocals are the perfect match for the effortless, otherworldly pop of “Fred Hats,” “Woodpecker Sparkles” and the title track. Although there are touches of post-rock, jazz futuristic pop and glitch-laden passages that call to mind 8-bit, the music of Miki Moondrops maintains its own, rich character, virtually peerless in an industry flooded with acts intent on copying and exploiting the norms of various genres.
Lord recorded the album at his own Air House Studio and mixed it alongside longtime friend and engineer Micajah Ryan (Bob Dylan, Guns N’ Roses), The pair also mastered the record there, making the project 100 percent in-house.
Vegetable Head is the soundtrack of your childhood dreams, of fairy tales yet untold and a life filled with possibilities and, yes, wonder.