Moonwood: Trans Metro Express

01/10/2013

In preparation for their numerous live shows this week, Moonwood spent the weekend (Sept. 28-29, 2013) rehearsing. Out of that, 128.5 minutes of music got recorded. They captured a few slow-burning versions of their current improvised arrangements for “Trans Lunar Express” and “Trans Martian Express” as well as an in-progress piece with the working title “Surf The Casbah“. Also a completely new, completely improvised, probably never to be played again, 20-minute post-punk tinged tune called “I Went Walking“. Patience rewards with deep droning freak-out culminations.

Available for stream and purchase at Bandcamp.


VIDEO: Nick Kuepfer, Khora, SLTM, Moonwood

03/02/2013

A new short film featuring tracks from the Nick Kuepfer/Khôra split tape and the Silent Land Time Machine/Moonwood split tape. Shot and edited on an iPhone. I recommend not doing that.

Video track list:
Nick Kuepfer: “Grackles”
Khôra: “Foris”

Silent Land Time Machine: “the contours of perfect distance”
Moonwood: “Introlude”

Tapes available HERE.


Announcements January 2013

08/01/2013

A couple digital releases. BABEL’s new EP Heurter is available as PWYC on Bandcamp leading up to its physical release.

MOONWOOD put up a new rehearsal session on their Soundcloud.

It was recorded on Christmas Even in preparation for a Dec 28th show in Montreal and Jan 3rd in Toronto (captured by Mechanical Forest Sound).

A similar set will be recreated  on Sat, Jan 26 @Placebo Space (2877 Lake Shore Blvd W., Toronto).

MOONWOOD (cosmic-tribal psych-rock)
BLACK WALLS (sweet doom balladeer)
LORDE AWESOME (Toronto’s krautful dead)
End of night jam?

More details to follow.


Split Tape 13/14: Silent Land Time Machine / Moonwood

05/12/2012

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C44 // edition of 50 // pro-duped // DL code // full-colour insert // special custom poly sleeve packaging

Side 13 — SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE

Track listing: Many Many Happy Returns / The Contours Of Perfect Distance.

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. That includes the mind-expanding tones coming out of out of Silent Land Time Machine’s epic looped violin compositions that weave and drone like tumbleweeds on crack’d black asphalt. Good sounds from bad lands. “Many Many Happy Returns” recorded LIVE at Marigold Studios (R.I.P.) in London, ON “The Contours Of Perfect Distance” recorded LIVE at Le Cagibi, in Montréal, QC, with additional amenities provided by Khôra & Nick Kuepfer.

BIO: SLTM; an inadvertent aural accumulator; a fractured signal; a concerted, compassionate memory resistor; the IN/OUT of an organic circuit experiencing itself for the first time; a starry-eyed-bliss-transformer; nerves attaching, detaching, strengthening, and severing; aimed at the clearing of neural circuitry with the frequency of white wind.

Side 14 — MOONWOOD, Soul Oaks

Track listing: Introlude / Drone #3 / Cardamom #2 / November /Cardamom #1 / Woodpecker

Moonwood guitarist, Jakob Rehlinger, works through six electric and acoustic solo guitar improvisations trying to get somewhere in the Easts (Far- and Middle-) while remaining rooted in the Americas. Lyrical, soaring airs played over dark, oily drones. Recorded direct to 2-track live in Moonwood’s rehearsal studio between Nov 2011 and May 2012.

BIO: Moonwood is the psych-improv project of Toronto (ON) guitarist Jakob Rehlinger, often joined by Jacqueline Noire on percussion, vocals and woodwinds. Solo or as a duo, Moonwood’s music is informed by (while not necessarily adhering to the traditions of) Tibetan funeral chants, krautrock, Balinese gamelan, classic psychedelic rock, traditional Japanese and South Asian music, dub, free-jazz and the usual grab-bag of avant-folk styles


Preview of Silent Land Time Machine/Moonwood split tape

14/10/2012

Here’s some visuals of sides 13 & 14 of the ongoing split tape series. This volume features Silent Land Time Machine from TX, Amurkah and Moonwood from Tranna, Canada. It’s going to have it’s launch in Toronto at 10pm on October 17th at the Tranzac. Also will be available at our table at Canzine 2012 the following Sunday. Web store release shortly there after.

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And you can hear to audio samples below.


SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE / MOONWOOD release show (Toronto)

02/10/2012

We haven’t even officially announced this split tape yet, but we’re going to release SLTM and Moonwood on Sides 13 & 14 of the Split Tapes Series on October 17th at the Tranzac in Toronto. Confusingly this is ahead of the release for Sides 11 & 12 (Nick Kuepfer / Khora) which will be in February (though the tapes themselves should be available as of Canzine (October 21st). Stay tuned for more details on both these releases!

WED 10/17 – TORONTO, ON*
Tranzac (292 Brunswick Avenue)

SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE
SYMBOL
MOONWOOD
SOLHORN

w/ DJ Craig Dunsmuir (Glissandro70 / Kanada70)

10pm | $5 / $10 with tape

SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE (http://sltm.bandcamp.com/)
From Austin, TX this one man avant folk soundscaper plays in Toronto for the first time. A master of warm guitar textures, builds loops and layers only to mix them into his own brand of post psych-folk. The love and warm of folk mixed with beautiful swells & sweeps of post-rock, full sounds washing over your body.

MOONWOOD (http://moonwood.bandcamp.com/)
Freak psych/folk project of Jakob Relinger (Arachnidisc) occupies an eerie space between some dark forest & the spiritual beyond that only exists in some winding & daunting expanse of space. His haunting guitar work exudes a elusive warmth & nostalgia that draws us into his realm. Vocal hums float through the atmosphere with draw out didgeridoo tones. Flute tones interact with bells and chime percussion as guitar notes navigate this gypsy-esque landscape. Mystical psych for the modern forest dweller. Dig!

SYMBOL (http://soundcloud.com/lightlodge)
Austin, TX ambient kraut synth relaxer, lays out some space-scapes for the modulating masses. Sounds stretched out to the point where they sparkle & glisten. The gentle hum of a note becomes a fuzz drenched wave only to subside back into a peaceful hum wavering in the expanse of time.SOLHORN (http://solhorn.bandcamp.com/)
Avant folk/jazz/pop outsider Michael Mørkholt of Denmark preforms his compositions as Solhorn in Canada for the first time! Folk prog structures filled with a sense of playfulness akin to Shugo Tokumaru. Meandering songs, guitar notes joke with percussion in a languid way. Electronics bleep & bloop, ringing out there tones in a dialogue with flutes. Probably some of the most fun music you’ll have heard in a while. Come make the hang.
w/DJ Craig Dunsmuir (Glissandro70/Kanada70)
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RELEASED – MOONWOOD – The Strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

28/05/2012

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MOONWOODThe Strength of the Wolf is the Pack, and the Strength of the Pack is the Wolf

Buy Now: CD – 13 tracks/48 mins. Atmospheric psychexotica. Pocket sleeve in translucent red lino block printed envelope w/ 3-pack of pin back buttons.

Click to purchase Moonwood CD

From the meditative opener, “So The Darkness Shall Be The Light, And The Stillness Be The Dancing” to the rambling opium den epic of “Where The Flowers Blossom Red”, the album smoulders with Javanese go-go gamelan gongs, smoky Cambodian funk, wicked Celtic ragas, deep Saharan blues, simmering Sufi surf and spacedout Indian soul. A heady fusion for heady times (times like, say, 1972 or, possibly, 1912). RIYL: Six Organs, Dengue Fever, Robbie Basho

  1. So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness be the dancing 4:47
  2. The Palace of Malice 3:20
  3. Phnom Penthouse 2:58
  4. Invite me to stare into the darkness 3:12
  5. Grafitti Blossoms 3:16
  6. Geedoodles, it’s Captain Judas! 2:47
  7. Hyaenas know the dead are safer meat than the even weakest living treat 3:21
  8. Moonwood wolf pack pin packIt takes a child to raze a village 2:21
  9. The twilight swallows the thicket 2:44
  10. Fireflies trapped in a cracked pint jar 3:26
  11. Woodwose walks wicked and wild 2:22
  12. And the snake shall be your watchman 3:32
  13. Where the flowers blossom red 10:18

Also available in a convenient digital format at BANDCAMP.

Watch the videos for “Grafitti Blossoms” and “It Takes a Child to Raze a Village”


Moonwood Wolf Pack Pin Pack

24/05/2012

Next week we’re releasing MOONWOOD‘s new 13-track album The Strength Of The Pack Is The Wolf, And The Strength Of The Wolf Is The Pack on CD and digital. The CD will come in deluxe lino-block printed translucent envelope which will also contain this attractive 3-pack of pins!

Moonwood wolf pack pin pack


Two new Moonwood Videos

22/03/2012

“Trans Lunar Express 1″ from Trans Lunar Express

“Graffiti Blossoms” from the upcoming album The Strength of the Pack is the Wolf and the Strength of the Wolf is the Pack


Split tape on two best of 2011 lists

05/01/2012

Our split tape with Theo Angell and Moonwood made it onto the best of 2011 lists of two blogs.

Hippie Cult says of the release in their Favorite Tapes of 2011 post:

Theo Angell’s side contains an entire cannon of American folk and story telling warped through his wizard beard. Moonwood mixes fuzzy reverb from a desert with mystic percussion and spiritual chimes. If you ever consider going on a vision quest, trying to start a New Church of Man, I suggest you take this with you.

And Dying For Bad Music listed the Moonwood side specifically at #9 in their top 23 records of 2011.

 


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