BABEL // GLOCKENGEISTER
79 mins // Pro-duped CD-R // Full colour 6-panel wallet // Edition of 50.
Sixteen beautiful, serene and often unsettling pieces for electronically manipulated glockenspiel, bells, mixing bowls,drums, wood block and ornamental gongs. Resonant tones weave and drift through ambient, limnal spaces.
“There’s a real feeling of exploration … it’s a very soft, spiritual atmosphere that should be your next soundtrack for falling asleep into lucid dreaming.” ~ Offerings / Hippie Cult
BABEL // ALPHABETA
56 mins // Pro-duped CD-R // Full colour 6-panel wallet // Edition of 50.
A conceptual work where the pieces are composed from notes corresponding to the letters in their titles. Ranging from white noise freak-outs to measured, melodic themes, the 17-part suite covers the history of modern compostion from the 20th century minimalists such as Cage or Reich through Miles Davis’ jazz-fusion to maximalist post-rockers like Godspeed! and Tortoise.
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We’re pleased to announce our first vinyl release is from resident psyche-folker, Moonwood. Subtitled Music For Water Borne Disease, the album’s 10 instrumental tracks wind like a river through far eastern modes and southwestern reverb. Multi-instrumentalist Jakob Rehlinger layers bowed strings, Romanian lap harp and gourd flute over fuzzy psyche-guitar and ethnic percussion, bells and gongs.
Includes free digital download via Moonwood’s Bandcamp site plus an exclusive download of Ghost Aberrations, a 70-minute album of out-takes of rarities from the Coal Aberrations and River Ghosts sessions.
“Earlybird” edition: The first 60 copies include a hand-printed, signed and numbered lino-block print by Jakob.
Ecconomically priced digital version available at Moonwood’s Bandcamp site (does not include Ghost Aberrations album).
Deathwoods.Sessions recorded during and between the “Aubade” and “Coal Aberrations” albums (2009-2010). Originally planned to be released as a cassette mid-2010, now a digital album at the end. Available at Moonwood’s Bancamp site.
Separate physical versions available here: http://arachnidiscs.wordpress.com/music
We’re pleased to announce the official release of Coal Aberrations by Moonwood. Click the image to go to the Arachnidiscs Store.
This is the first Moonwood release to feature performances by musicians other than multi-instrumentalist Moonwood (Jakob Rehlinger).
Moonwood collaborators include Rehlinger’s New Yaki cohorts Andrew Macgregor (Gown/The Bark Haze) and Stephen Wolf (Partli Cloudi/Summer Amp) as well as Ameen (Healthy Animal), Robert Gray (robrobrob), Elgin-Skye, Eli Korsorado (Brave New Waves), Richard Holiday Cartwright (Everything Is Geometry), Rose Redweed (Dirtnap), Mandi Hardy and Kyprieth.
Operating under the maxim “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts“, Moonwood invited an international group of musicians to submit solo improvisations on their instruments (from tin cans to cellos) sight unseen—or sound unheard as the case may be—for him to build full compositions in and around. Some takes were mixed directly into existing arrangements (Eli’s sax/Kyprieth’s flute), others were used as a launching-pad (Dirtnap’s piano/Heathy Animal’s rhythm drones/Gown’s guitar) for whole new pieces.
The result takes Moonwood’s loose acid folk to both freer/noiser extremes (“Deep Soul #3“) and towards more structured, almost neo-classical/post-rock compositions (“We Are Already Dead“) while retaining the brooding, free-form feel of the previous release, Aubade.