Wait for Me

Studio Album by released in 2009

Wait for Me review

The new deal by Moby

Musician and social activist Richard Melville Hall, more known as Moby, is a familiar artist to anyone, who sometimes has to listen to the pop music. The use of his tracks in advertisement commercials and films also has an impressive character. Nevertheless, three last long-plays by the artists were not credited by the public and critics as the worthy follow-ups to his multi-platinum triumph Play. The musician decided to fix the situation and turned his head again on his idol, director David Lynch. Moby took Lynch’s speech at the BAFTA Awards ceremony as the central point, as the film maker said that a person should create for the sake of the art, but not to achieve commercial profit. It may seem that the thought is not new at all, but you can never imagine, how it changed the music by Moby. The performer immediately got down from theory to practice and started making something for his soul, without orienting on the commercial or chart success. He began the new record in the bedroom of his own house. Thus, the performer, whose discs are sold in million copies, surprisingly came back to his indie roots. The full-length features none of the first-rate starts, only Moby’s friends. The artist self-ironically called his new label The Little Idiot Records, while the ninth studio attempt is titled Wait For Me.

Melancholy and measured pace of Wait For Me

The new creation by Moby has not only the indie history, but also the harsh, softened indie sound, which reminds us about the early works by the musician. The atmosphere of Wait For Me – measured, melancholic and thoughtful, filled with sorrow and regret – also causes the sweet memories of his first albums. The long-play opens with the interlude-like track Division, decorated with the synthesized sounds of the strings. The same approach is used by the artist on a number of album compositions - Study War, Mistake, A Seated Night and Slow Light, while the titling Wait For Me is hooking with its lonely, soul-grasping violin. The virtuoso work by Moby with synthesizers on this album is so masterful that you can mix up their sounds with the parties of the real instruments. The single Pale Horses is sure to charm the listeners by both the mysterious music by the artist and the beautiful, emotional vocals by Amelia Zirin Brown. The lead single of the disc Shot In The Back Of The Head no less impressive, possessing the catchy guitar riffs and underground beat. The experimental track Stock Radio lasts only for forty five seconds, but it is a real sound revelation for the ear of a listener. One more bright and memorable spot on the disc is the vocal-free track Scream Pilots, while the blues-influenced ballad Hope Is Gone adds secrecy and depth to the disc. The album finishes with the sorrowful and somber tune Isolate.

The best work by the artist since Play

The sound effects on the disc Wait For Me hit not only the ear, but also the imagination of a listener. It is of no wonder, as Moby was assisted by Ken Thomas in the mix of the disc. Thomas is noted for his collaboration with Sigur Ros, David Bowie and even The Queen. Moreover, in order to guarantee as much pleasure from the first listen to the disc as it is possible, you should apprehend it as an entire record. From the dance and rock experiments Moby came back to his beloved style – measured, dark compositions with the elaborate arrangements, which include strings and keyboards. Besides, absence of guest celebrities does not worsen Wait For Me – just otherwise, it makes it even more irresistible. Creating for the sake of arts Moby showed again to the listeners his tender and delicate personality, which lives a too much bright and active inner life not to be noticed. One of the strongest places of Wait For Me is its lyrics – clear, but at the same time filled with hints and hidden sense. The artist recorded a deeply personal album, which is going to touch upon any listener’s soul. Moreover, this sincere and recorded for his own joy long-play by Moby is definitely the best and the strongest attempt by him after the monolith, deeply influential disc Play.