Ian Moore: An Acoustic Holiday Show
Ian and Matt first met at a crimping seminar in the fall of 2002, where they placed 2nd in the dual crimp-off category with a hastily rendered crimp of “captain cabinets”, later that week bonding over their mutual love of middle eastern psych and Marcella Hazan. They began experimenting with form and function in Ian’s home studio, where they remained for the next 2 years, playing local shows as the ‘Holy Soltices’ and the ‘Echo sissy toll’, until forming the Lossy Coils in early 2005. The Coils(at that point a duo) emerged publicly in a cloud of mystery from the southern student movement and the nascent East Texas rock scene of the mid-2000’s. The origins are not merely obscure, they are contradictory. According to the standard line put down over the years, the band was the brainchild of a journalist who single-mindedly constructed a group on order for a record company, a Texas Überband that was meant to establish the state’s music amid the superstar California and New York groups that had taken over national pop music. Ian and Matt fleshed out the band, finding drummer Kyle Schneider living in a commune in Bastrop, and Kullen Fuchs at a church function in Amarillo, TX.
At a gig in Austin, in 2009, Kullen refused to go on stage, claiming that a “wall of force” was preventing him. He left the band, starting a leather company focusing on equestrian saddle building. The coils reformed as a power trio and retreated back to the studio
The Lossy Coils, now stand high on a vast vista with a new album” El Sonido Nuevo” on Spark and Shine Records, having mastered the fusion between rock’n’roll, avant-garde and world-music, using such fusion to pen long and dynamic post-psychedelic musical journeys that reinvented the form of the classical fantasia in the age of post-modernism.
So, what exactly do the Lossy Coils feel, being lodged with such austere responsibilities? Are they dilettantes or geniuses, or both? Ian laughs heartily and says “we are common men, speaking in a language that the common man, unfortunately, does not understand”. “Since we have the knowledge, We can help them to figure out where their morality meets their mortality”
Or, as Matt says “If you, like me, believe the current morality… or the signals for each morality really… are pushed by an established power or, media… well, it’s really just another way of suppressing or ridiculing the working man, so he has less to look up to in his own life.”