Maud the Moth

Sat Feb 24 2024 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

28 W Harbour Rd, Edinburgh EH5 1PN | Edinburgh

Maud the Moth
Free Lunchtime Concert
Maud the Moth is the solo project of Spanish-born and Scotland-based pianist, singer and songwriter Amaya
López-Carromero. Maud the Moth serves as Amaya’s alter ego: a séance-like conduit through which to process
personal life experiences, and in particular themes of rootlessness, identity and trauma. Stylistically, Maud the moth
uses her classical training as a platform upon which her eclectic songwriting and cathartic solo live performances
rest. With the usage of live looping, Amaya weaves sonic tapestries riddled with distorted or effected pianos and
driven by an enigmatic and deeply moving voice.
Amaya’s commitment to her own personal vision has attracted performance opportunities from a wide range of
promoters and artistic directors including Roadburn Festival (NL), Primavera Sound (ES), AMFest (ES), Festival
Noroeste (ES), Celtic connections (UK), Noite Branca (PT), Ronnie Scott's (UK), Brudenell Piano Session (UK) and
CCCB (ES) amongst others. Maud the moth has also been invited to perform as guest artist by Chelsea Wolfe, Helen
Money, Anna von Hausswolf and Kayo Dot. A detailed list of past performances can be found here.
Maud the Moth has released three full-length albums and two live EPs. She has appeared performing live on BBC
Scotland and her music has been featured amongst other outlets, on BBC (UK), RNE (ES) and Bandcamp Radio
where she was recently interviewed. Her third full length album ‘Orphnē’ saw premieres in Echoes and dust and
Louder, receiving critical acclaim from Metal hammer magazine, Prog, Louder, Roadburn Festival, Bring the noise
and Mondosonoro amongst others.
2023 has seen the release of “Bordando el Manto Terrestre”, a collaborative album with Galician dark-ambient duo
trajedesaliva which offers a sonic exploration to the life and work of Spanish/Mexican surrealist painter Remedios
Varo. This work was premiered by echoes and dust, and released to acclaim of multiple outlets including Angry
Metal Guy.
Maud the moth is currently working on her fourth full-length “The Distaff”, which has recently been awarded
Creative Scotland funding.
All enquiries: [email protected]

***As usual, please dress warm when attending our events - we have fires and provide blankets, but our space is not insulated or heated. We have unique eco-friendly compost toilets on site. If you have any accessibility requirements please get in touch in advance and we will cater for your needs. Send an email to: [email protected]. ***

“There’s so much music to discover in this digital time and age that it’s easily to miss out on hidden gems. Please don’t sleep on
Maud The Moth’s Orphnē, as it’s a strong contender for one the most mesmerizing, unique and dreamlike albums of the year.”
Walter Hoeijmakers, Artistic director of Roadburn Festival
“… Orphnē’s mixture of heavenly and hellish elements yield a striking and unique outcome.

Prog Magazine
“The range, deftness and outré worldview often bring to mind Tori Amos – albeit a strange, gothier, parallel universe
Metal Hammer UK
“… Ecdysis” de ocho minutos y medio que le voltean a uno la cabeza de tal manera que no queda excusa alguna para no sumergirse
a fondo en un disco tan bello como perturbador. 9/10”
“How Orphnē has such breadth is simply beyond my comprehension.”
Everything is noise
“This album is a masterpiece. 10/10”
Bring the noise UK
“This is the magic of Maud The Moth's new single "As Above, So Below.”… In each listen there is something new unearthed from
the fertile sonic soil.

“The music speaks for itself, and it is quite astounding.”
The progressive aspect
“ Worth every moment. ”
Merchants of air
“…a whimsical and foreboding collection of haunting and umbral arias…Orphnē is inspirational.”
Soundscape Magazine
“Maud ouvre un monde, … où passer nos pas songeurs, nos nouveaux lieux de naissances fait de poésies sonores, de jeux de voix et
art des mélodies qui font mandalas, qui font kaléidoscopes.”
À découvrir absolument
“this unearthly work is simply indispensable. Let your mind wander and enjoy. Brilliant.”
“One of the most delicate, pristine performances of the weekend awaited me on the Next Stage, where Amaya López-
Carromero played under her moniker Maud The Moth. Just synth/piano, and often beautifully looped and layered angelic vocals
carried the audience far away into escapist bliss. I wish I could have seen the full show, because her dramatic Ambient ballads with
Neoclassical and sometimes also jazzy influences where yet another instance of time magically standing still.”
Roadburn 2023 – Der Ohlsen Blogspot
“How do people get this good at music???? Incredible.”
Dan Barret (Have a Nice Life, Giles Corey, Black Wing) on Roadburn 2023 –
“ Stunning, haunting vocal work, set against sparse yet glistening, neoclassical instrumentation – a bridge between piano, loops,
sample work and the very faintest idea of translating these into ‘beats’ rustling restlessly in the background. Amaya’s vocal range is
impressive, breaching into a classical approach recently made stage centre by LINGUA IGNOTA, before settling into something
approaching varying different kinds of folk, feeling free enough to dance along the Iberian peninsula before hop, skip and jumping
across to the Baltic region. So many influences, sometimes disparate, swirled together in a creative cauldron. It’s clear to see why
they are the chosen support.”
Kayo Dot at Signature Brew Haggerston – Chris Keith-Wright // Echoes and Dust
“Maud the Moth volvió a mostrarnos una vez más sus muchísimas virtudes como ejecutante y compositora, invocando su habitual
aura embrujada a base de un live looping orgánico y cautivador, desconcertantes despliegues de gran barroquismo al piano y ante
todo una técnica vocal ultramundana. Su breve actuación tocó techo con la impresionante “Empires” interpretada en un imponente
piano de cola, generando un gran impacto emocional entre el público asistente.”
AmFest – Fernando Acero // Mondosonoro
“Abrió la madrileña afincada en Escocia con una propuesta de andamiaje sencillo (tan sólo un teclado, voz y efectos) pero altos
vuelos impulsados por una voz prodigiosa y su capacidad para aunar clasicismo y modernidad con la naturalidad de quien entiende
a la perfección ambos mundos, y cuyo abanico de influencias abarca desde la belleza intimista de Tori Amos al neo gótico de
Chelsea Wolfe pasando por la exuberancia torrencial de Diamanda Galás. Un show redondo e hipnótico que tuvo al público
embelesado y la sensación general de haber estado en comunión con un talento desbordante.”
Cosmic Fest Ibai Urizar e Iñigo Basaguren-Duarte // Mondosonoro

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

28 W Harbour Rd, Edinburgh EH5 1PN, 28 West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1, United Kingdom,Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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