Criminal (SB 15 Year Anniversary Reissue)
Criminal, The Soft Moon’s fourth studio album, is a confessional work. Through the stark lens of shame and guilt that has followed Luis Vasquez since a violent childhood growing up within the humming ambient sprawl of ’80s Mojave Desert, here he documents the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself.
Criminal marks a striking and important chapter in his self-exploration, both artistically and emotionally. As a young musician living in Oakland, Vasquez began to try and process the narrative of his difficult upbringing veiled through musical exploration.
Working with producer Maurizio Baggio at La Distilleria in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, Criminal sees Vasquez further explore putting his lyrics at the forefront and letting his raw emotions flow.
Sacred Bones is now repressing this favorably received record in a bunch of new colors in celebration of the label’s 15th year anniversary.Released: September 2022
Label: Sacred Bones
03. Give Something
04. Like a Father
05. The Pain
06. It Kills
09. Born Into This