MOBY is the stage name of musician RICHARD MELVILLE HALL. Herman Melville of Moby Dick fame is a distant relative, which accounts for the nickname.
Moby emerged as a New York DJ in the early 1990's and went on to create a string of increasingly successful albums of electronic dance music, including the 10 million selling downtempo hit PLAY.
But there was always a softer, spacier side of Moby. His fascination with ambient electronic sound led to individual pieces, a double album with one pop and one ambient disk, and in 2016 — a free, four-hour long set of downloadable pieces called LONG AMBIENTS 1: CALM. SLEEP. As you'll hear, Moby's ambient music has evolved from downtempo rhythms to orchestral electronic soundscapes, and become ever deeper, more ethereal and profound.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we journey through Moby's ambient soundscapes and settle into his extended pieces, on a program called MOBY :: AMBIENT WORKS.