The title of Deastro’s “Tone Adventure #3” may evoke a “working title”-like looseness (why name a song when you can number it?) but the track itself is one of Moondagger’s tightest. “Tone Adventure #3” is an archetypal Deastro song, as Randolph Chabot sprints through catchy, melodic passages with maniacal conviction, howling about feet being “strapped to cannon balls” from behind a wall of electronically conjured atmosphere. In keeping with its title, “Tone Adventure #3” is Moondagger’s brush with psychedelia, warping its instruments into unrecognizable, mutant sound-entities. Glockenspiels, spy-movie guitars, orchestral stabs, and alien ray guns all make appearances—as they should in any good adventure.
On “Tone Adventure #3”’s B-side, Toronto electro producer I Am Robot And Proud remixes Moondagger’s “Greens, Grays, and Nordics” into a MIDI-fueled daydream. The song’s previously sinister tone gets the lo-fi electronics treatment from the Robot’s gleeful presets. The re-harmonized final chorus alone is worth the price of admission.
Although Randolph Chabot’s music has always glowed with positivity, it took an adolescent epiphany to bring his alter-ego, Deastro, into the light of day. By age 17, Chabot says, “I...check out Deastro's page and other releases