Moglebaum started as a one-man-project by 23-year-old producer and jazz pianist Simon Ebener-Holschera, but has since grown to a band consisting of five musicians from Germany.
The beat-based music and its acoustic orchestration create a wonderful fusion of genres -- in any Moglebaum track, you can hear a mix of violin, saxophone, vocal-samples, synthesizer sounds, and soulful vocals.
"Ozean" caught my attention after I posted a Mogli remix of a track from Australian band Parcels. After some digging, I learned Mogli was Simon's solo project which he'd just started up to be able to experiment outside of the band dynamic of Moglebaum.
Field recordings of coffee machines, shopping bags, or cacti lay the foundation for the rich tapestry of sounds we hear from Moglebaum, and "Ozean' is a track that truly has the power to transport the listener. Walking through Berlin's cold streets today, I found myself truly drawn in by the glitchy, warm, tumbling nature of the sounds -- no one piece of the track ever feeling socially stale. Simon's jazz roots would definitely have something to do with the intricate nature of the music, and I love it.
Moglebaum's Ozean EP was released on French imprint Cosmonostro earlier this year, feel free to check it out on SoundCloud.