Moths blends elements of electro-rock, hip-hop and acoustic instrumentation with penetrating lyrics to create a unique cinematic style. The album is a conceptual journey through heartbreak and loss in a dystopian political climate and is meant as the dark companion piece to Kinjac’s previous release Incandescent, a narrative concept album about a transatlantic romance he had with a Swedish girl that led him to live in Stockholm in 2010.
Moths features Kinjac remixes of songs by hip-hop artists Thavius Beck and Eprhyme. Thavius Beck is a Los Angeles based electronic musician and producer, certified Ableton trainer, and an instructor at the world renowned DJ and Production school Dubspot in NYC. In 2007 he contributed a remix of “Survivalism” for Nine Inch Nails, as well as producing several tracks for Saul Williams on his Trent Reznor produced album “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!” He just released The Most Beautiful Ugly on Plug Research and has been touring as the DJ for rapper Skylar Grey. Eprhyme is an NYC based Jewish hip-hop artist whose second album Dopestylevsky came out on K records and was the first hip-hop album put out by K in over a decade.
In addition to the Kinjac project, Michael O’Shea is the drummer/producer for the electro sibling duo Double Shadows with his sister Kathryn O’Shea, he is the founder of Asheville-based indie label Seven Moths Records, and he is a prolific producer with production credits on releases by K Records (Eprhyme), Joyful Noise Records (CJ Boyd), SCI Fidelity Records (Ali Baba’s Tahini, an Umphrey’s McGee side-project), and every release on Seven Moths Records. The Asheville, NC native also has an honors degree in Philosophy, spent six-months touring as the drummer for the afrobeat band Afromotive, and has spent time living in Scotland and Sweden.