Desert Ghosts LP released!


Out now! Desert Ghosts!

“Like Moon Duo hopped up on pure wormwood extract, the Toronto-based improv space-rock outfit known as Moonwood have plucked another full-length jewel from the ether. Drawing on a cornucopia of worldly throwback psychedelic influences from the Middle East, Asia and Germany, Desert Ghosts is a relentless assault on your psyche, bound to blow your consciousness out the back of your skull and into a kaleidoscope of interdimensional possibilities. …. The first half of Desert Ghosts is noted as ‘Earthbound desert rock,’ a voyage through the deserts of the American West with fuzz rock and cosmic surf grounded by motorik rhythms, and the second half is a Trans Arrakis Express suite, signifying the arrival on the fictional desert planet from Frank Herbert’s famed 1965 sci-fi novel Dune. The change in sound is audible; the first half propelled by frontman Jakob Rehlinger’s incendiary guitar and Luca Capone’s impertinent drums, while the second half is more meditative and mystical, featuring more of bassist Matt Fava’s violin. Both sides are united by filtered synth drones and Jacqueline Noire’s mesmerizing vocals.” ~ Exclaim!

Released November 5th 2015 in partnership with Pleasence Records.

Transparent purple vinyl, first 150 copies come with limited edition 12×16 risographed print.

LP: $17.99 CAD (plus regional shipping rates) | Digital: $7.99

Listen and purchase HERE or in the player below.


Desert Ghosts LP pre-order


Pre-orders are now open for Toronto psychedelic space-rockers MOONWOOD‘s Desert Ghosts!

Transparent purple vinyl, first 150 copies come with limited edition 12×16 risographed print. Listen to a couple samples and pre-order HERE or in the player below.

Releases November 5th 2015 on Arachnidiscs Recordings partnered with Pleasence Records.

Release show in Toronto at Ratio on November 6th—Facebook event.

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Two live versions of an improvised jam we call “SET CONTROLS FOR THE DARK SIDE OF THE NILE”. Compare and contrast.

Live at Ratio Dec 12, 2014.

Live at Long Winter Jan 9, 2015.

Both versions recorded by the fab Joe Strutt.

Next gig: Aug. 29 @ Ratio


Toronto’s hottest new art-space RATIO is the venue for Arachnidiscs’ TOTENBAUM TRÄGER cassette release show. We’ll be supporting them along with fellow arachnids, The Knot and the free-jazz duo of Colin Fisher & Mike Gennaro.

Facebook event:


LP PREVIEW: Trans Mojave Express

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Preview track, “Trans Mojave Express”  from our upcoming LP Desert Ghosts.


Hex Mass Evil (live rehearsal recording)

Hex Mass Evil

Recorded X-mass Eve, 2012. Prepping for the Dec. 28th gig in Montreal.