Vol. 5 in the Moonwood rehearsal tapes series. Just over an hour of material edited down from 4 sessions of solo improv guitar jams. Meditative ragas, analogue space drones and black ritualistic fuzz.
Free to download, the first two volumes in a series of live rehearsal recordings by Moonwood. Vol.1 features 5 solo improvisations by Jakob (1 hour). Vol. 2 features 3 improvisations by Jakob and Mandi (34 mins). 192kbs MP3s.
Vol. 2 also available in higher fidelity formats at our Bandcamp site as a PWYC download (min $2).
MOONWOOD have some live shows coming up in Toronto and Montreal over the next month.
August 19th, 9pm
@Smiling Buddha Bar
961 College Street.
W/ VASLAV (other bands TBA)
August 21st, Zine Dream 4
@ TRANZAC 292 Brunswick Ave
Doors noon, Moonwood 2pm
Zine fair 12-5pm with 50 vendors plus bands/performers PWYC
doors 8:30 / show 9:30
1409A Bloor St. West.
W/ Félix de l’Étoile and Sally Paradise (from Montreal).
September 24th, Montreal
8pm @ Corridor Culturel, outdoor show.
W/ Brigitte, C’est La Revolution, The Madafacas.
We’ll update these listings as more details become available.
$11.25 CAD + Shipping (North America $1o / World $17). Edition of 200 blue vinyl w/download.
Note: For slower “GROUND MAIL” shipping to Europe/Overseas, please use “North America” for correct price.
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.
“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.
12: Gown / RobRobRob (split)
2010. Cassette. Deluxe cloth bag edition w/fold-out (limited run of 50). Free digital download link included. The first two sides in our new split cassette series.
1: GOWN – Jake’s Strut (Live in Sackville, 2009 w/Omon Ra) (20 mins) “MacGregor’s voice floats through the murky composition like a lost firefly, giving off light every so often in hopes that he’ll be found again. A foggy oasis steeped in washed out guitar effects, psychedelic clouds of harmonies that float by like the first black clouds before a beautiful thunderstorm.” ~ Foxy Digitalis
2: RobRobRob – Water / Garden at Night / Pocket Thesaurus / Untitled / Sun on curtains (20 mins) Hailing from Scotland via The Netherlands, guitarist Robert Gray’s style floats between harsh beauty and gentle noise. Free-form improvisations that are neither acid-folk nor shoegaze and somehow both. Something new called Folkgaze? Maybe.
$6.00 CAD world (incl. ship)
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.
It looks like the final mixes for both Moonwood Coal Aberrations and Babel Zahlreiche have been completed and mastered. The artwork needs to be finalized and then Arachnidiscs will finally release something (in physical form) after what must be a almost a year.
Until then, here’s two new tracks by The Metrics: A Weed By Any Other Name… and 11:11.