Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Little Moon and Fox Killer Q&A

Your name: 
Little Moon (Katherine Berger).

Where are you from? 
Cleveland, OH.

Name of band: 
Little Moon and Fox Killer.

Who else is in your band? 
Fox Killer (Todd Berger).

How would you describe yourselves and your music? 
FoxKiller and I are midwesterners who’ve travelled and pursued living life in polarization to the status quo. Although we are reserved, and unpretentious, we feel compelled to push ourselves out of staying comfortably quiet and just want to love others with our music. We’re willing to be transparent with our art to be candid about our life’s journey.

Fox Killer and I create experimental electronic music, of which we write, perform, produce, mix, and master ourselves. Our diverse musical preferences help us blur the lines between genres. We employ a fusion of synths, acoustic modeled loops, and traditional rock instrumentation, that gives an ambient shoe-gaze rock vibe, with driving back-beats. Our music incorporates a build up of breathy vocals and densely layered musical arrangements. It’s our goal to make these songs cinematic soundscapes that feel evocative and other worldly. We've penned these songs to inspire others to explore God and all His surreal beauty.  

Who are your main influences musically? 
Some influences are: Tycho, Massive Attack, Dj Shadow, Radiohead, Múm, Aphex Twin (85-92 Album), Björk, Billy Corgan, Sonic Youth, Beck, Sigur Rós...

What do you hope to achieve in music?    
We hope to connect with people on a deeply spiritual level and create beautiful music atmospheres that are undeniably inspired. We write thoughtful lyrics that don’t drag people down into some deep-pitted depression. We also try to create unique blends of sounds that hopefully defy the stereotypes of EDM instrumentation and worship music, to disrupt the stylistic ideals often found in both genres.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
After the debut of our “Release the Stars, pt.1” EP, a couple people have written to us, sharing how this music has affected their perception of who God is in a very beautiful way. You know, we get that everybody is in a unique and delicate place with their perceptions of faith. But the feedback we’ve heard so far is that our music unpretentiously causes one to rethink their deep held views of faith and religion. So in all seriousness, in our minds we’ve already “made it” in this musical journey… by touching even just one man's heart.  

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
When mixing and mastering each song, we ran outside in the dead of Cleveland winter, to repeatedly preview the tracks through our car’s sound system. It’s sort of our right of passage for each song. As you can imagine, it’s no small job for the two of us to pull off each track. We meticulously worked (and froze our asses off).

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
“This Shallow Grave” is a great representation of the contemplative nature of our music. This song was written based on my personal struggle with the spirit of the fear of death. And my victory upon realizing that when Christ rose from the dead, he disempowered the spirit of death. So I now can live every moment of life empowered, in peace, and confident that it is not fear, but the gentle Spirit of God who will come to meet me at my end. 

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask? 
We’re in the process of completing our first full-length recording, and you can get more info and future tour dates at

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