In recent years space-kraut stalwarts Moon Duo have proven themselves to be one of the most prolific bands around, releasing new albums practically every year, culminating in the two-part Occult Architecture albums in 2017. But now it seems they're taking some time apart to continue their fastidious music making in different ways. The first to be revealed is Sanae Yamada's project Vive la Void, who will be releasing a self-titled album on May 4th.

Vive la Void is more about building atmosphere than charging headlong through it, with more emphasis placed on synthesizer layers accentuated by simple and seductive melodies. Lyrically, Yamada wanted to do something different too, as she says: “The lyrics were a way of reckoning with my own memories and also of trying to process my reactions to the human situation... I wanted the voice to have a kind of ghostly quality, to emerge from and recede back into the song, or to pass over it like weather. It's one of many layers of sound, which are meant to blend together in such a way that on one listen you might hear one thing, and on another listen you might hear something else, so the music seems to change even as it stays the same.”

You can seep yourself into that feeling by listening to lead single 'Red Rider' below.

Pre-order Vive la Void from Sacred Bones ahead of its May 4th release. You can also follow Vive la Void on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.