[engl] Experimental rock maestros Moon Relay’s opus _...-``-..._! First premiered at Henie Onstad Art Centre February 9, 2020 in cooperation with visual artists Anthony Barratt and Espen Friberg, and now reworked in the studio to form their biggest and most powerful release this far. The release also marks their first album in cooperation with Sheep Chase Records.
Where earlier releases have been more traditionally based on stand-alone tracks, _...-``-..._ is a more conceptual experience still playing on some of the same inspirational sources. Early post-punk and no-wave mixed together with noiserock, kraut, jazz, fractured funk and sometimes elements from hip hop in the spirit of Afrika Bambaataa. Avantgarde, hypnotic and yet groovy on the verge of dancy. Trance-like rhythms evolving into mysterious drones, and then funky bass lines with noisy guitars and synths floating on top. A unique and all-consuming experience.
Even though _...-``-..._ was composed for a very visual experience on stage, the band has reconstructed and re-worked the piece into a mind-blowing studio album standing strong on its own. A grand opus bringing together many elements from the band’s previous releases - and also the four musicians wide array of other experiences from alternative rock, experimental pop and improvised jazz. An utterly unique listening experience. The album comes with two fronts (red and blue) and no backside.