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!
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!! 🙌
… 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
“An innovative album that may well appeal to fans of post-rock, spacerock, psych-folk and even metal, without strictly being any of those things itself.”
Great review, and a nice touch for mentioning animal noises on ‘Fist fight at the Bingo’.
No animals were harmed during the recording of this album. (it’s just us howling)
Read the review on blissaquamarine.net (scroll to the bottom of the page)