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United States - California - LA

Barak Moffitt

Releases:
Filmosound, Filmosound (http://www.filmosound.com)
Infinite Monopoly, I Can Hide (http://www.barakmoffitt.com)
Infinite Monopoly, Product 01A (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/infinitemonopoly)
Original Score, I'll Be There with You (http://www.barkamoffitt.com)
Solo, Consumers All (http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BarakMoffitt)
Solo, God is Lonely (http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BarakMoffitt)


Barak Moffitt is a musician, producer, composer, and studio owner. He is creatively active in a diverse group of projects such as the classic-rock-leaning but contemporary-sounding project Infinite Monopoly , the nouveaux-lounge/AM radio/Pet Sounds/Rattatat-ish project Filmosound , a number of Film Scores , production, and solo work. He also owns and operates SuperMaster Destructo studios in Venice CA.
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Classically trained from early childhood, Barak has been writing, performing, and producing music from a young age, cutting his teeth as frontman for a prog-rock trio called Grue based in Santa Barbara, who performed with the likes of Andy Summers of the Police , Critters Buggin' , Inclined , and a number of other acts active along the West Coast in the 90's. They recorded, but never released, a record called "the New Experiments", fragments of which can be found drifting around the internet. He later moved to Los Angeles to expand his horizons and released a solo electronic/live hybrid called "Consumers All ", the release of which introduced him to Jim Schultz and others who went on to form Infinite Monopoly, and which landed him an Original Score for a well-cast but somewhat morose indie film called Little Athens directed by Tom Zuber and distributed by ThinkFilm.



Barak and producer Jim went on to form the Infinite Monopoly project, releasing their first studio album "Product 01A " to a good degree of critical success and publicity in 2005, and which benefited from performances by great players like Gabe Witcher, Tony Austin, Tim Frick, Adam Gust , and others. The record was supported by a live band which included Barak (guitars/vox), Tony Austin (drums), Gabe Witcher (guitars, vox), Tim Frick (bass), Adam Benjamin (Rhodes), and Steve Mack (keys).



Barak and Jim continued over the next several years to write and finally release "I Can Hide ", Infinite Monopoly's second and more mature record. This time, the cast included some stellar appearances making guest performances like Tony Austin, Zach Danziger, Steve Sidelnyk, Robert Hurst, James King, Ron Blake, and Michael Sasich. The sound diverges from the previous records classic-(and-somewhat-prog)-rock roots and mellows out landing somewhere between My Morning Jacket, Angelo Badalamenti, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie.



Also after the release of Product 01A, Barak met fellow writer/producer Robin Lynn with whom he formed Filmosound , the debut of which was released in 2008 after a several-year recording process. Filmosound is an instrumental record that started as a Pet Sounds / Sgt. Peppers take on traditional Ballroom dance styles where the only rule was that no sequencing or sampling was allowed. It ended up in a different but pleasing and unique direction. As with Infinite Monopoly, stellar players contributed great performances. Guest performances include actress Ele Keats , trumpet by Ron Blake , horns by James King, drums by Tony Austin and Nick Pavey, and more.



Barak has also contributed score or songs to a number of feature films including Die Hard 4 , I'll Be There With You , and more . The Original Score to "I'll be there with you" (directed by Aki Kitamura) is available commercially through a number of digital outlets including Amazon and iTunes.



Barak owns and operates SuperMaster Destructo Studios near Venice Beach, CA, where most of his creative work takes place, but where he also has hosted or performed various production work for talent such as Nico Vega , Soundwarrior , and more.