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Premiere: Stream Moon's Video Game Inspired Krautrock Album 'Cassette'

It's the krautrock record that sounds like Zelda.

by Adria Young
Dec 23 2014, 5:16pm

Maybe you caught Halifax’s art-rock instrumental-ish five-piece band Moon at any of their Canada-wide performances over the last year. There was that time you could've seen them at the Halifax Pop Explosion, or at Pop Montreal, or at the Sled Island disaster of 2013. You may have seen the krautrock brand and noticed Moon dip their synth driven chords together in and experimental haze, hypnotizing audiences. What you may have not known, however, is that this group just released their new 9-track album, Cassette on Ottawa’s Bruised Tongue Records. “It definitely still has those [krautrock] influences, but this is just a pop record. Actually, it sounds like Zelda. It sounds like videogames,” says Andrew Neville (vocals/guitar) who produced and mixed the release, “Especially ‘Pastoral Song.’ It sounds like you’re waiting for Puck to show up.”

Between the keys of Graeme Stewart and the trills of flautist Jamie Forsythe aka Flute Skywalker, Moon creates a galaxy of complex noise against slow, steady beats and unpredictable melodies. Check out the exclusive stream below:

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