Joshua Moriarty creates compositions to arouse the senses and make one remember there is no real purpose on this planet other than to imbibe as much sensual pleasure as one can. It is music to make you feel ( at least for a moment ) that you are not alone, to capture in aural form the ephemeral grace of existence. Yet, on the other hand the music is mere art for arts sake, completely useless, beautiful for the sake only of beauty. A dichotomy of point and pointlessness.
War Is Over is designed as a modern day opus of existential desire, longing, sensuality, and what it means to human. With album number two nearly completed and number three already in the works we can expect plenty more from Moriarty.
“We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
All art is quite useless.”