"It will awaken every sultry, seductive, sexy, sensual, spiritual and steamy molecule of your being, all from the hypnotic rhythmic confluence of musical synergy between the four group members..." - MIX Magazine
"...both a deep, thoughtful breath and an upbeat celebration" - Bob Boilen, NPR
"...unparalleled creativity...genre-bending, Grammy-winning music" - Flaunt
"Rapturous, often haunting...psychedelic and otherworldly...many groups have put out transcendent albums this year, and this is one of the best of them all." - New York Music Daily
"...a fascinating mix of world music, Sufi mysticism and entrancing soundscapes" - World Music Central
Opium Moon took home a Grammy in 2019 for their critically acclaimed debut album of sensual, ancient-yet-contemporary instrumental music. On their new sophomore offering, NIGHT + DAY, the virtuosic quartet broaden the range of their evocative soundscapes. In its two distinct song sequences, this double studio recording showcases both the band's artful conjuring of rapturously sexy and seductive atmospheres (NIGHT) and the upbeat, swirling danceability of their captivating live concerts (DAY). read more...
Hamid Saeidi, Lili Haydn, Itai Disraeli & M.B. Gordy
Opium Moon on KEXP's Darek Mazzone's SAMA
Our first live performance in a year and a half!
Opium Moon featured on NPR's All Songs Considered
Flaunt Magazine premieres Opium Moon's new video, Feast of Sevens: Opium Moon at the Party
Opium Moon on the TED Stage
Opium Moon: Night
Praise for OPIUM MOON:
"It's a rare pleasure to find music that gives me pause, slows me down from the daily deluge and gives me a moment to think. That's exactly what happened when I first heard "Caravan" from Opium Moon's self-titled, debut album. This music with violin, santur (a hammered dulcimer,) ancient percussion and bass is spacious and timeless." - Bob Boilen, NPR Music
"Descriptors like enchanting, elegant and hypnotic just don’t seem to do justice to Be Why Music’s recent self-titled release of Opium Moon. It is indeed enchanting, elegant and hypnotic, but it’s more. Surely, this is the music drunk bees must hear lolling inside a flower, captives to the warm summer sun and soothing breeze surrounded and infused by drugging fragrance. Finding your inner drunk bee is no further than a listen to this extraordinary CD." - World Music Central
"It’s been quite some time since a thoroughly enticing, alluring and totally engaging album has come my way. Throw yourself into the spirit of Opium Moom and you’ll be lifted by spirit in every imaginable way!" - Lloyd Barde, Common Ground
"Enchanting music that sounds contemporary but has ancient roots...powerful...aches with feeling."
"Opium Moon‘s debut album is the soundtrack to an exotic, hazy, languorous dream, a sensual/spiritual trip into the mystic."
- Steve Hochman, KPCC
"One of the most astonishing, deep & soulful music experiences in recent memory." - KCET
"Opium Moon produces a sound that’s biblical yet carnal...creating a sound like something born from the underlying forces of sensuality." - Malibu Arts Journal
"Opium Moon’s debut album is a sublime and sensual brew of strings, percussion and bass that transports the listener to a musically soulful Shangri-La.” – Victoria Looseleaf, ArtNowLA
"Fluid and hypnotic..." - Santa Monica Argonaut