Made out of bits of comet and whalebone


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*** 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


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:
– Electrolene
– Le comte
– Edible Druid
– Goldfish (in a bag)
– Trains
– 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”
    Gideon Coe
    BBC Radio 6
  • “Cambrian Psychedelia”
    Stuart Maconie
    BBC Radio 6 Freak Zone
  • “Succinct, melodic, and tighter than a nun’s ass”
    Jonathan Levitt
  • “Big and boisterous”
    Bethan Elfyn
    BBC Wales
  • “I really liked that album”
    Stuart Maconie (about the Wax Monster)
    BBC Radio 6 Freak Zone
  • “Genius!”
    TimeLord Michalis
    TimeMachine Productions
  • “I have a feeling that Source Code will be one of my favourite albums released in 2019.”
    DJ Astro
    Astral Zone Blog
  • “My consciousness has been raised”
    Adam Walton
    BBC Wales
  • “A Sky-scraping double album that relentlessly takes the guitar instrumental format intro fresh anarchic orbits.”

    Prog Magazine
  • “Spacemen 3 meets Hawkwind in a ramshackle merging of otherworldliness.”
    Someone's brother-in-law
    Listening to Source Code
  • “The soundtrack to a runaway space train hurtling through unnamed interstellar stations”
    From the Margins
    about Space Probe Shut Down
  • “An interstellar pathway to unknown universes”
  • “Dark, brilliant, mystical.”
    Andrew Marston
    BBC Hereford & Worcester
  • “What an epic sound!”
    Andrew Marston
    BBC Hereford & Worcester
  • “As if early Iron Butterfly collided with Hawkwind in a Martian Motorway Café.”

    Prog magazine


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Live photos by Dean Forrest Photography.


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