Mood Taeg is a musical project split between Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The band is part of the wider Mood Taeg Kollektiv which includes musicians, graffiti artists, DJs, photographers, painters, and video artists. The project was started in 2016 as a musical outlet for Kollektiv members Lowell Freeman, TDK and K’ko but it is also a project for fellow Kollektiv members such as Faible who creates visuals for the band.
The musical style of Mood Taeg reflects their love of German experimental music from the 1970s and the legacy it has in other musical styles such as Hip Hop and Electro. The function of Mood Taeg is to create music which incorporates the motorik drumming of Jaki Liebezeit and Klaus Dinger, the melodic sensibilities of Neu! and Kraftwerk, and the experimentation of Can, Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia to produce extended instrumental metronomic compositions that are contemporary and at the same time fit exactly within the lineage of their influences.
The debut album 'Exophora' was released digitally on Happy Robots on coloured vinyl on 26th June 2020. It was followed by the single 'Versions' and 'Corpora / Konkord'.
"Blissed out electronica... manages to creep under one’s skin after the very first listen" Joyzine
"Experimental and bewitchingly accessible" Unwashed Territories
"Fresh and genuine authenticity, the simple mystery of a timeless sound, always the same, yet always different"
"Seductive ..reveals more of itself with every play" Prog
"Replicates the singular emotional experience of Neu!'s accelerated heartbeat pulse and the satisfaction found in the subtlety of Cluster" Electronic Sound