About a decade ago, Moby released his ode to the touring lifestyle, Hotel. The album featured a limited-edition bonus disc with the self-explanatory title, Hotel: Ambient. Long out of print, Hotel: Ambient is belatedly getting its time in the spotlight with a remastered reissue featuring extended tracks and previously unreleased material. It’s modern classical music, made for solo listening in hotel rooms, staring into an alien city through windows that won’t open. The album’s live representation is a multimedia experience, including ambient versions of some of Moby’s more popular songs and visual collaborations with avant-garde filmmaker David Lynch. The melancholy and peaceful movements of Hotel: Ambient are the perfect soundtrack with which to reflect back upon the year. Also Wednesday, Dec. 17, and Thursday, Dec. 18, with a sold-out benefit show Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Integratron in Joshua Tree.
Tue., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2014
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