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Jeff Mills new album ‘Moon – The Area Of Influence’

Jeff Mills new album

Jeff Mills new album ‘Moon – The Area Of Influence’

Jeff Mills new album ‘Moon –  The Area Of Influence’ is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and will be releases on Axis Records later this month.

The Area of Influence, an album by Jeff Mills on his interpretations of earth’s moon and its profound effects on us and the planet. He manipulates his futuristic sci-fi beats to act as a sort of enchiridion for the lunar rock. Mills hints at this through the artwork, by not including the moon so the focus can be solely on the influence it wields. The tracks are aptly named in interpreting the astral stone’s ramifications, what it means and how it has shaped an entire world, both physically and metaphysically. Evident from the beginning with ‘Control, Sattva and Rama’. This track includes a vocal from a NASA control room, the idea is to juxtapose this vocal with the title. Sattva is one of the three “modes of existence” in Hindu philosophy and Rama a Hindu god whose legend has been a huge influence on the life and thought of people. In such, the focus is not on the moon or getting there but what it means and how it affects people.

Jeff Mills new album ‘Moon – The Area Of Influence’

The moon is the source of light at night, it regulates the axis of the earth (‘Stabilising the Spin’) and it even regulates our sleep (‘Sleep-Wake Cycles’). Being the only bright object in the darkness, humans often gazed above and fantasied under the lunar influence. The moon impregnated homo sapiens minds and conceived ideas around religion and fiction, from pagan practices adhering to the lunar calendar to the feared werewolf transforming and ripping off your skin. The werewolf is not merely based off a fairy-tale, but the shapeshifting of the mind under the moon’s gaze, with many reports of ‘Erratic Human Behavior’ under the influence of a full moon. There are countless accounts out there attributing a complete moon to cases of lunacy, traffic accidents, crimes, and suicides. The word lunacy in itself is derived from the Latin word luna, which translates to moon.


This album and the imagination that helped to produce it should be considered as a proposition with open-endedness and no foreseeable conclusion. It is a chemistry of facts and feelings based on then, now and forever. If we look at the Moon as a component in a vast configuration of integral connected parts, then an intuitive sense might lead us to a wider understanding about how deeply our relationship lies.” – Jeff Mills.


Jeff Mills new album ‘Moon – The Area Of Influence’ will be released July 19th on a two-vinyl set and digital album.

To coincide with this release, Jeff Mills will be doing a 60-minute show of Moon – The Area of Influence on July 20th presented on the Axis Records website by stream at 16:17 US Eastern Time, 22:17 in Central European time.

Tracklist for Jeff Mills new album:
01. Control, Sattva and Rama (7’03”)
02. Stabilising The Spin (5’04”)
03. The Tides (4’25”)
04. Sleep-Wake Cycles (8’32”)
05. Erratic Human Behavior (4’45”)
06. Lunar Power (5’20”)
07. Electromagnetic (5’35”)
08. Decoding The Lunar Sunrise (5’06”)
09 Peaks Of Eternal Light (3’27”)
10. Measuring The Doppler Shift (4’16”)
11. Theia (4’45”)
12. 180-Degree Repositioning Phase (4’19”)
13. Absolute (6’06”)

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Written By: Philip Panov

Founder / Director of The Sound Clique

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