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The holistic Tale of Moon Goose and Fruits de Mer Records

The holistic Tale of Moon Goose and Fruits de Mer Records

22 May 2019 - in

Our association with Fruits de Mer Records was meant to be and the story goes beyond our own experience. In a world of random brief digital encounters and fast turnaround, we found out that by a strange twist of fate, geese have been associated with crustaceans (fruits de mer in french) for centuries.

In the middle age, before people knew about birds migration, the common belief was that the Barnacle Goose developed from, well, the Goose Barnacle since they were never seen to nest in Europe.

** It was assumed that the bird were attached to branches before falling in the water. **

The barnacle myth can be dated back to at least the 12th century. The archdeacon of Brecon (15 miles from Hay-on-Wye), Gerald of Wales, claimed to have seen these birds hanging down from pieces of timber, in his Topographia Hiberniae. William Turner accepted the theory, and John Gerard claimed to have seen the birds emerging from their shells.

The myth lasted until the end of 18th Century.

Weird, right? 🤯

It all seems logical then that we would release our debut album through Fruits de Mer Records!

Also, we’ve got CDs and more vinyls (70, black) coming soon!

Source Code Release Party!

Source Code Release Party!

5 May 2019 - in

We had a blast last night for our Release Party.
Photo by the talented Billie Charity

Playing in a Church was amazing. The set was decorated thanks to Lavish Studio masks and oddities.

Val’s gong bath was perfect. (The Table)
Firecrow’s set at the intermission was brilliant!

The place was filled with familiar faces and we made lots of new friends around a few pints after the show.

Dave played on the massive Church’s organ, we had a powerful choir on Knifeless Skinning chanting Sanskrit and Gregorian chants mixed together.

We had a human smoke machine! Thanks Emanation Smith.

We sold the few vinyls we had kept so we are completely sold out this time. 580 pressed and gone.

We’ll share more photos and videos. If you have some share them with us!

Special thanks to our Number one fan Paul Evans who came from Manchester to see the show. And to Juliette and the girls for handling the door.

We’re overwhelmed by the feedback we’ve had on the album and the show. Thank you so much!

Source Code has been released!

Source Code has been released!

30 April 2019 - in

SOURCE CODE HAS BEEN RELEASED!! 🙌

… and the vinyl limited edition of the album is already sold out!! 😱

Thank you so much! And thanks Fruits de Mer Records for making all this happen!

We’re going to do CDs very soon and consider doing a repress. If you’d like to buy a vinyl, let us know, we’ll put you on the list and when we reach the right amount, we’ll press more!

Fruits de Mer don’t have any vinyl left either. We still do have very very limited quantity kept in a vault just for the release party on Saturday but after that, that’s it for the first pressing of our debut album! It’s still available in a few records shops.

Alternatively you can buy the digital version on Bandcamp: https://moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/album/source-code

or stream it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2dC39krUmimcfhMVP69lSm

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Read more about Source Code

Music

Source Code

Our debut album Source Code has been released on 30th April 2019 on Limited Edition Double Vinyl (+ CD) through Fruits de Mer Records.
It was available on clear or transparent vinyl and each packaging enclosed a CD with the full album.
We’re very happy to say that it sold out the day of release. We’re now considering Repressing and will do CDs anytime soon.

Live at the Globe

2018- Live at the Globe

Recorded live in our hometown of Hay-on-Wye, Wales, Live at the Globe delivers a live version of a selection of tracks from our first EP and first album. The subtle production of the studio is here replaced by the raw madness of the live show for a visual and audio experience out of the ordinary.

Space Probe Shut Down

2017- Space Probe Shut Down

Space Probe Shut Down is the perfect introduction to the weird universe of Moon Goose. 3 tracks for more than 20 minutes of strange Space Rock mixed with a hint of Psychedelia and a strange smell of Krautrock. The bird spread its wings in the barn and flapped loudly to generate those shockwaves.

Live

  • surplus-fest-2019

    12 July 2019 - Surplus Fest 2019

    Secret location, Mid Wales

    We can't say much about this one because it's a private party that intends to stay private but the line-up is pretty exciting and we love all the secrecy… If you really want to know more, contact us. ;-)


  • latitude-festival-2019

    Latitude Festival 2019

    18 July 2019 - Henham Park, Suffolk

    We're really excited to play at Latitude this year. Line-up includes Pigs x 7, A place to Bury Strangers and much more. You'll find us on […]

  • 17th-dream-of-dr-sardonicus-festival

    17th Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival

    2 August 2019 - The Cellar Bar, Cardigan

    SOLD OUT! Groundhogs are headlining on the Saturday night!
    Add in The Bevis Frond, Sendelica, Nick Nicely, The Chemistry Set, Alain […]

  • double-dot-bash-10th-anniversary-reading

    Double Dot Bash (10th anniversary) - Reading

    14 September 2019 - Reading

  • 11 May 2019Darsombra & Moon Goose at The Cube

  • 4 May 2019Source Code Release Party

  • 26 Jan 2019Free For All: Lacertilia, Nomad, I Am Drug + More!

  • 15 Dec 2018Moon Goose + Kish Mauve at The Globe

  • 21 Oct 2018BBC Introducing in Ross-on-Wye

  • 11 Aug 2018Brecon Fringe Festival at the Muse

  • 11 Jul 2018Ecstatic Vision + Cybernetic Witch Cult & Moon Goose

  • 30 Jun 2018Moon Goose + Le Nasty & DJs

  • 25 May 2018How the Light Gets In

  • 26 Apr 2018Boycott The Baptist, A Werewolf, Moon Goose, Socio Suki

About

Comprised of a group of established Pan Welsh French musicians (including Des Davies of the Lo-Fidelity Allstars) with a passion for Rapa Nui stone heads & dragons. Traditional tradesmen and arthouse web designers by day, astounding musos by nightfall, their hypnotic and metamorphic psychedelic ‘rock’ described by the band themselves as the “sound of a dragon colliding with an asteroid”, by Stuart Maconie (BBC 6Music’s Freak Zone ) as ‘Cambrian Psychedelia’ & Bethan Elfyn (BBC R Wales) as “big & boisterous”, has indeed plenty of Devonian old red sandstone within. There is also, if you know where to find it, gneiss…

Live Photos below by Dean Forrest.
Studio Photos below by Billie Charity.

Contact

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info via email or fill the form below. Moon Goose is based in Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh borders but we’ll travel around the world in the flying Moon Van to come and see you.

 moc.esoog-noom@tcatnoc
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