Moby Still Loves L.A. Architecture

“It’s beautiful. It’s ugly. It’s mind-numbingly complicated.”

Baffling. Byzantine. Fantastically uncohesive. That’s how Moby describes Los Angeles. But he also says, “L.A. has the most diverse, interesting architecture of any city on the planet.”

In a video for Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., a multi-institution initiative that launches in late March, the musician, photographer, and architecture fanboy expounds on sprawling structure of the city — and he does it all while wearing a Muir Woods sweatshirt.

“L.A. does have some of the best architecture on the planet. And it also has some of the worst architecture on the planet. Sometimes 10 inches away from each other.”

A New York transplant who now lives in a historic Los Feliz home known as Wolf’s Lair, Moby has become something of an L.A. booster and has a blog devoted to local architecture.

A Getty-led initiative, Modern Architecture in L.A. will feature shows at nine local museums including SCI-Arc, MOCA, the Hammer, and A+D as well as dozens of other ancillary events occuring over the next several months.

ALSO: Read Moby’s My LA to Z