Bob Moses – Falling into Focus (Live 2020) – Album

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Bob Moses – Falling into Focus (Live 2020) – Album + Live Video

Genre: Electronic, Deep House, Pop

Merry Christmas. Yesterday was Christmas. Because Bob Moses have graced us with a new live album titled “Falling into Focus (Live 2020)”. But that’s not all, they also added their very first concert film, which you can watch for free on YouTube in 4K. But more on that later.

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The album has a great chance to become the album of the year, because the sound is fantastic (24 bit native) and the performance is sensationally good. The live set was recorded at the abandoned high frequency tower near Topanga, California.

The gig consists of two parts, the first part up to track 6 “Ordinary Man” is dominated by the classic two-man line-up with Tom Howie (guitar, vocals ) and Jimmy Vallance (keyboards, electronics) and includes among others the banger “Desire” and especially the stomping melancholic “Outlier”, where keyboardist Jimmy Vallance, who has trance roots in his musical career, proves his extra class. This first part of the live set is saturated with a melancholic mood, which is typical for Bob Moses, but here it is very clearly in focus and fits perfectly into this strange time of crisis.

In the second part of the gig Joe Zizzo on drums and Julio Tavarez (drums and background vocals) join the band, both of them push the songs forward with enthusiastic playing, especially the pulsatingly pumping smash hit “Heaven Only Knows” will sweep you off your feet, I promise! In addition, there are outstanding live versions of “Talk”, “Back Down” and, and, and.

So, and now we come to the icing on the cake, namely the concert film “Falling Into Focus”, which is available for free on YouTube.

And there’s no getting around this video, you absolutely have to watch it, here you get to admire the extraordinary class of Bob Moses. The video scores with an outstanding audiovisual presentation at an extraordinary location and a spectacular illumination and lightshow.

Facts about Bob Moses – Falling into Focus (Live 2020):

Artist: Bob Moses
Album: Falling into Focus (Live 2020) / Album + Video
Label: Domino Recording Company
Release Date: November 20, 2020
Genre: Electronic, Deep House, Pop
13 tracks – 72,07 min

Available via qobuz in

24-bit – 44.1 kHz
Hi-res Quality – Stereo

For listening or buying just click on the small cover image!

My test-equiment to Bob Moses / Falling into Focus (Live 2020):

Studio 1:

  • 2 x System Audio SA Mantra 50 (front)
  • 1x System Audio SA Mantra 10 AV (center)
  • 2x System Audio SA Legend 5 (rear)
  • 4 x Onkyo SKH-410 (B) (Dolby Atmos)
  • Auralic Altair (Audio Streaming Client with 32 Bit / 384 kHz)
  • NVIDIA Shield Pro with Plex, Kodi (192 kHz for video and audio), Tidal (MQA streaming client)
  • Yamaha CX-A5100 (Preamp)
  • Yamaha MX-A5000 (Power Amp)

Studio 2:

  • Speaker: 2 x KEF LS-50 Wireless II Active
  • DAC: Cambridge DAC Magic Plus
  • Headphone amplifier / preamplifier: Auralic Taurus
  • In-ear headphones: Shure SE846 with ALO MMCX Audio Reference 8 cable
  • OverEar headphones: Audeze EL-8
  • OverEar headphones: BeyerDynamic DT 880 S (Studio)
  • J River Media Center 27 with 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • Audirvana Media Center with 32 bit / 192 kHz
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