Made out of bits of comet and whalebone
*** Attention: Moon Goose’s second Studio Release Available for Human Enjoyment.
Hay-on-Wye, August 2020: Area band Moon Goose has only gone and squeezed out, between the cracks of lockdown, another musical collection. The Wax Monster Lives Behind the First Row of Trees (TWMLBTFROT) occupies a liminal space between EP and album, comprising five full tracks and four micro-tracks which are short enough to be used to TikTok videos.
Full of secret communications, the record is best understood as a piece of bricolage held together by a childhood ghost, manifesting in such diverse places as a Vietnamese Banknote and an imaginary cave on the Iowa border.
The music can be enjoyed quite loud, fairly late in the day, accompanied by a human sundae machine if available, on board a fungal transport if possible.
NOTES TO EDITORS: The Wax Monster Lives Behind the First Row of Trees is available on Limited Edition Orange Vinyl, bundled with a live CD taken from Moon Goose’s set at the 17th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival in Cardigan in 2019, when we could still embrace one another. It is co-published with Fruits de Mer Records and is also available for digital download at https://moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/album/the-wax-monster-lives-behind-the-first-row-of-trees
The Wax Monster Lives Behind the First Rows of Trees occupies a liminal space: between EP and album, between Iowa and Hanoi, between druid and mushroom, between life before COVID and life after it.
The limited edition Orange Vinyl will come as a package with a 30mn Live CD from our gig at the 17th Dream of Dr Sardonicus last year in Cardigan, with the following setlist:
– Le comte
– Edible Druid
– Goldfish (in a bag)
– Second life
Published by Moon Goose and Fruits de Mer Records.
releases September 15, 2020
All tracks written and performed by Moon Goose,
except it ain’t true, written by Faine Jade.
recorded by Ryan Jordan at AR Studios.
Produced and mastered by Leon Johnson.
Additional mastering by Fran Ashcroft.
Photos by Joel Filipe and Rosie Fraser.
Artwork by Lapin Blanc.
“Reassuringly (in places) baffling”
“Succinct, melodic, and tighter than a nun’s ass”
“Big and boisterous”
“I really liked that album”
“I have a feeling that Source Code will be one of my favourite albums released in 2019.”
“My consciousness has been raised”
“A Sky-scraping double album that relentlessly takes the guitar instrumental format intro fresh anarchic orbits.”
“Spacemen 3 meets Hawkwind in a ramshackle merging of otherworldliness.”
“The soundtrack to a runaway space train hurtling through unnamed interstellar stations”
“An interstellar pathway to unknown universes”
“Dark, brilliant, mystical.”
“What an epic sound!”
“As if early Iron Butterfly collided with Hawkwind in a Martian Motorway Café.”
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Live photos by Dean Forrest Photography.