San Francisco’s Moon Duo was formed in 2009 by Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson (Wooden Shjips). Inspiredinitially by the legendary duo of John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo counts such variant groups as SilverApples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster as touchstones. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, percussionand vocals, the duo plays space against form to create a primordial and disorienting sonic stew. The groupreleased two acclaimed records in 2009: the debut 12″ single, Love on the Sea, on Sick Thirst, and the KillingTime EP on Sacred Bones. Their follow-up long player, Escape, on Woodsist, marks the fullest realization yet of theyoung group’s evolving sound.