Temple Moon Desire

by Matthew Heller

Matthew Heller’s Temple Moon Desire is a record imbued with compassion born of tragedy. Together with producer David Pollock (CAKE, Wild Ones), Heller worked to create a group of songs that challenges listeners to learn to love in the face of strife and believe in the light at the end of the tunnel.

Heller learned compassion at a young age from his mother who, despite her drug addition, always had space in her home for undocumented people in the community. Spending time with these folks and hearing their struggles taught Heller about the lack of empathy with which police and immigration go about their work in the War on Drugs.