REVOLUTION! (Live 14.06.28)

Off-the-cuff, improvised face-melter of a song. Jacqueline’s call to arms. Recorded live at the Smiling Buddha Bar in Toronto on June 28, 2014 by Joe Strutt just a little too late to make it onto Hexperience.

New Live Mixtape: HEXPERIENCE

LIVE MIXTAPE: 2012-2014. IMPROVISED SEGMENTS EXTRACTED FROM LIVE PERFORMANCES. DEEP, HEAVY, DRONE-INFUSED JAMS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE OR SINCE. ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST TO TIME IF NOT FOR THE VIGILANT RECORDISTS. CAPTURED AT VARIOUS TORONTO PSYCH ZONES.

“Are you hexperienced? That’s the question everyone should ask themselves before commencing this 60 minute cassette by the Toronto based krautrock/psychedelic group Moonwood. Think of two jams, each half an hour long, which explores this mapless territory of drone-laden communal trippiness that just fluctuates slowly, rising slightly above the constant drones, like a hallucination of an improvised hippie jamming – a bit like Datashock’s Keine Oase in Sicht, with some great female worldess vocals added. This is the kind of psychedelia that doesn’t worship the amplifier or illustrate bucolic visions of nature. Instead we get the freeform, open-ended sonic tapestry that doesn’t really go anywhere, but in case of this tape we’re more content with the process of travelling itself than the destination.” ~ Weed Temple

“Having moved from a duo to a full band over the past year, this is a document of a transitional phase not yet captured in a proper album, so it serves an intriguing in-betweener. Perhaps it’s befitting, then, that it’s sonically at something of an in-between point, too, consisting mostly of semi-improvised mid-tempo jams that often link the more rambunctious material in the band’s sets. More of a bean-bag excursion than a skull melter, this might point where the band is heading after finding the off-ramp from the trans-anywhere express. Also: the tape comes in a very awesome shade of purple.”
~ Mechanical Forest Sound

SIDE 1 // 2014

PERSONNEL: JACQUELINE NOIRE / JAKOB REHLINGER / LUCA CAPONE / MATT FAVA

RECORDED BY JOE STRUTT:
FEAST IN THE EAST, FEBRUARY 1
COMFORT ZONE, APRIL 10
WAVELENGTH/CMW (THE GARRISON), MAY 7

RECORDED BY BRIAN SHIRK:
NATIONAL DRONE DAY (TRANZAC), MAY 10

SIDE 2 // 2012 – 2013 (THE DUO YEARS)

PERSONNEL: JACQUELINE NOIRE / JAKOB REHLINGER

RECORDED BY SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE:
TRANZAC, OCTOBER 18, 2012

RECORDED BY AVERY STROK:
IN BEWTEEN SOUNDS (THE ONLY CAFÉ), JANUARY 3, 2013

RECORDED BY JOE STRUTT:
CROSSWIRES (HANDLEBAR), APRIL 14, 2013
961A COLLEGE, OCTOBER 5, 2013

RECORDED BY CAPONE/FAVA:
THE NIGHT SHIFT — CHRY 105.5FM
OCTOBER 4, 2013

MIXTAPE BRICOLAGE BY J. REHLINGER, 2014

Téléphone Maison / Moonwood Split Tape

Montreal label Jeunesse Cosmique has a new split tape out, this one featuring 30 minutes of MOONWOOD’s most blistering desert-kraut muscle car space rock on Side B.

They think the set, titled Cosmic Draggin’, sounds like:

“The Traveling Groovefest of Fuzz Carnaval is riding through the middle of a desert under a bengal light sun flashing since the dawn of time. Your tour bus is a burning tanker set ablaze a thousand years ago.”

 

Side A is Draguons Kosmische by TÉLÉPHONE MAISON which we think sounds like:

“Asian alleyways, rain water reflecting neon signs. A punk stands in a doorway, smoking, unhappy. Videogames in laundromats, unplayed, running through demo screens. An art gallery, an art happening, go-go dancing, oh yeah baby. Palm trees and sunsets, a yacht isn’t what it seems. Everyone is unhappy. Unhappy but smiling. There’s televisions everywhere playing cheaply produced commercials. Drink this. Wear that. It’s all day-glo and the videotapes are wearing out, colours blur, static saturates the image. Someone is doing aerobics, someone is eating ramen, everyone is smiling. An old man is looking at a puppy in the window of a pet shop. His expression is unreadable. His umbrella drips.”

 

You can listen, download, purchase HERE.

Trans Lunar Express (digital EP)

With Trans Lunar Express, psychedelic exotica/freak-folksters Moonwood take a cosmic detour to bring you three kosmische jams of motorik krautrock for driving across the lunar landscape. This 3-track digital-only EP is a stellar deal at the cosmically low price of $1.99 earth credits!