Moby has been making music for many years. I first came across his work when he worked Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks track Laura's Theme into a banger, Go in the mid 90's. His album Play was released in 1999 and was a worldwide smash, its tracks were used in pretty much every commercial going for several years. It was during this period that he created animated videos using his avatar, Little Idiot, to convey his messages.
Now Moby has teamed up with the Void Pacific Choir and animator Steve Cutts to create an amazing video about the worlds obsession with mobile phones. Are You Lost in the World Like Me? looks at how the digital gadgets that were primarily created to keep us more connected are instead further isolating us from one another as human beings.
The animation is obviously satirical, and bears a style remarkably like Felix the Cat, and shouldn't be taken literally but the message is clear; the technology is changing us and not necessarily for the better. Check out the video yourself and see what you think.
On a side note, I'm liking Moby's new musical direction. I feel that he is getting angry and fearless with his music, he sounds like a man who has something to say and is now shouting it out from the rooftops.