Unlikely desert island meditations beamed from the suburbs of Moscow courtesy of synthesizer imagineer Ilya Ryazantcev aka Iguana Moonlight. Inspired equally by a childhood fascination with tropical isolation and La Iguana, Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa’s novel about a disfigured 19th century harpooner shipwrecked on a remote island who “declares war on humanity,” Wild Palms sways through six pensive instrumentals of castaway electronics, quiet surf, and coastal birdsong. The simplicity of the songs suits their mood of solitude, combing the shoreline for signs of life, eyes weary from scanning the horizon. A unique suite of equatorial reveries by one of Russia’s rising bedroom voyagers. Recorded July-August, 2016, on a Tascam Portastudio. Mastered by Anton Korablev. Design by Britt Brown.