Moon Pics – “flwr”


“flwr” transports to a serene, hazy soundscape without a care in the world. The serenely entrancing track from Moon Pics shows a consuming dream-pop sound, full of beautiful vocal adornments, lushly elongated guitar tones, and calming backing synths. “flwr” marks the 6th double single from Moon Pics, the project of Brazilian artist Adriano Caiado. “flwr” releases alongside “suni,” streaming below. Both tracks show a stirring aesthetic that casts an otherworldly, relaxing state.

“‘flwr’ came out when I stopped searching for sound textures and started to reflect more on the melodies and harmonies,” Caiado says. “I don’t remember having recorded ‘flwr’ – I do that a lot now, picking up my phone and recording when I feel inspired and then go to sleep. When I came back in the archives, I liked this one, it was just vocals and guitar. I sliced ??it all up, made a sample of this recording and superimposed all other instruments.”

“It is the opposite of ‘suni’; ‘flwr’ is slow with a lot of tape saturation and a lyric reflecting a pleasant feeling. It reminds me of ‘Pygmalion’ from Slowdive and ‘Disintegration Loops’ from Basinski, along with Grouper.”

“flwr” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop / Shoegaze.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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