«Cryptic rock for your inner grooves»
Moon Relay’s debut album is scheduled for a September release on Fysisk Format (Cargo/Suburban).
The first taster, ////////L, was released digitally March 13th 2014. This track was also included in another recording and under the name “Not It” on Moon Relay’s first 12″ on Hubro
Moon Relay is a four piece orchestra from Oslo, Norway. Equally effective in the collective ecstacy of concerts as in solitary contemplation, they come across as raw, alluring and otherworldy.
The band speaks to the audience the same way Joe Meek’s The Tornadoes pioneered the pop space age and Louis and Bebe Barron introduced unseen worlds in the Forbidden Planet. Both years before the krauts swung rock music back to Jahr Null.
The band draws inspiration from the visions of the future in science fiction and detective stories, of the imagined qualities of outer space when no human had yet been there. While improvisation is central to the musicians of Moon Relay, their music comes across as utterly focused, as if it was composed by necessity, following a recipe holding the hidden laws of music. The listener is forgiven if visions of the universe as clockwork manifest itself while listening.
Daniel Meyer Grønvold : guitar, organ, synth, electronics, percussion, grand piano,marimba
Håvard Volden : guitar, organ, synths, percussion, grand piano.
Ola Høyer : bass, double bass.
Martin Smådal Larsen : drums,percussion
Recorded by Jørgen Smådal Larsen and Martin Bowitz at Malabar
Mixed By Jørgen Smådal Larsen and Martin Bowitz at Malabar
Additional recordings by Håvard Volden and Daniel Meyer Grønvold at Skarpretterboligen and Metronopolis.
Mastered by Martin Bowitz at Strype Audio
Photography by Jenny Berger Myhre
Moon Relay is currently booking a European tour.