Sanae Yamada (Moon Duo) fosters French-American relations with announcement of new project Viva La Void

Sanae Yamada (Moon Duo) fosters French-American relations with announcement of new project Viva La Void
Photo: Kjetil Tangen

Seeing as how you follow TMT so religiously, you probably remember last year when Moon Duo attempted to make waves with the release of their two thematically sequential Occult Architecture albums. At the time, co-founder Sanae Yamada referred to the releases as “two faces of the same head,” which happened to be staring in opposite directions.

Little did we know, however, that there was also a third face, not connected by blood and sinew to the aforementioned mutant head: it’s just been announced that Yamada has a new solo project called Vive La Void ready to debut on Sacred Bones (who have essentially sponsored all of Moon Duo’s LPs going back to 2011) at some point this spring.

Unfortunately, all we know at the moment — apart from the fact that, according to Google Translator, “Vive La Void” is likely French for “Long live the void” — is that Vive La Void’s debut album will be “synthesizer driven,” which is more or less expected given Yamada’s keyboardist role in Moon Duo’s trippy excursions. Both the release date and the name of the album are appropriately shrouded in void-like mystery — but the project is set to premiere live at the Sacred Bones showcase at Levitation Festival, happening April 2 in Austin, TX.

In the mean time, check out the new album’s cover art and tracklis…Oh wait.

Uh, I mean: check out the clip below for the tra…Hmm. Nope.

Whaaaa?

I guess THAT’S IT?

Oh well. Fuck it. In the spirit of French-American unity, here’s a clip of Napoleon Bonaparte at the San Dimas, California bowling alley. Enjoy!

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