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A Moby Doc clip featuring David Bowie has dropped

The documentary also stars David Lynch and is set for release on May 28

  • Gemma Ross
  • 19 May 2021
A Moby Doc clip featuring David Bowie has dropped

An exclusive clip from the forthcoming documentary about Moby, titled Moby Doc, has been released via NME.

The documentary which is set to released on May 28. Narrated by and starring Moby, the biographical film takes a surrealist look at Moby's chaotic life story.

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The new two minute clip features David Bowie, giving into his relationship with Moby. The musicians became good friends in the early 2000s when Bowie moved across the road from the electronic artist, who at the time was struggling with personal issues. As their friendship blossomed, the pair began playing shows and making music together.

“David Bowie was my favourite musician of all time,” Moby says in the clip. “Maybe 2000 or 2001, he moved across the street from me and I couldn’t believe it. I became friends with David Bowie. Some of the moments he and I had together, I almost feel like there was a quasi-older brother quality to his friendship with me.”

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Moby Doc, directed by Robert G. Bralver, also documents Moby’s personal life, dealing with addiction, depression, stardom and other struggles that he has faced.

Interviews with Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch also feature in the film. One of Moby's biggest ever track, 'Go', is built around a sample of 'Laura Palmer's Theme', the theme tune to the cult TV show.

The film description notes: "moby doc is the creative, offbeat, wry, music-filled chronicle of an eventful life examined. filled with existential discussions, extraordinary concert footage, deep cuts from 30 years of moby’s music, unconventional narrative, quirky animation, rare clips, and thoughts from moby’s friend david lynch, it’s a vibrant, eclectic conversation between a man and his past."

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The film is due to be released on the same day as Moby’s new album, ‘Reprise’. The electronic producer has released a constant stream of music since him and Bowie first paired up on multiple projects, with his last release ‘Live Ambient Improvised Recordings’ being well received critically.

The clip from the forthcoming documentary also shows the pair playing Bowie’s 2002 song ‘Cactus’. .

Watch the exclusive clip now on NME and preorder ‘Reprise’ here.

Watch the full trailer below.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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