MOONWOOD – The 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.
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 of Admittance, Dengue Fever, Robbie Basho, Ry Cooder (if he took a lot of peyote or opium).
Listen to samples (or purchase digital version) at Bandcamp:
River Ghosts (blue vinyl LP)
$11.25 CAD + Shipping (North America $1o / World $17). Edition of 200 blue vinyl w/download.
Note: Slower/cheaper “GROUND MAIL” shipping to Europe/Overseas is available, please use “North America” for correct price but please INDICATE YOUR SHIPPING PREFERENCE IN THE PAYPAL NOTE.
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.
Special 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).
The Path (split tape w/Theo Angell)
Theo Angell / Moonwood (C-80) 2011. Deluxe cloth bag edition of 50 w/full colour insert and sticker. Free digital download link included.
$7.00 CAD (includes shipping)
Side 5: Theo Angell – Live @ Secret Project Robot 4-17-11
Mightily impressed by his Auraplinth and Dearly Beloved albums, we’re pretty excited to present this 40 minute live set by Theo Angell (JOMF, Hall of Fame) accompanied by one Hamish Kilgour (The Clean) recorded at Secret Project Robot in March. Arcane Eastern ragas and spooky Appalachian rags; ethereal whispers and raging acoustic freak-outs; jaunty alpine whistles and deep desert ceremonies. This here is bare bones psyche-folk wedding the weird and the beautiful to make babies with odd numbers of limbs and psychic eyes.
Side 6: Moonwood – The Path
Recorded by Moonwood during the same sessions as the mostly instrumental River Ghosts material, these nine vocal songs are vaguely woven together by Taoist mysticism and modern day beards. Southwestern reverb, droning psychedelic fuzz, Eastern percussion and plucked acoustic instruments mix with ritual chants and soft-spoken tales about death and small woodland animals.