Moonspeed - Flowers of the Moon (2009)

The origins of Moonspeed date back to 2003, when Jeff Suthers began to record layered compositions that were both relaxed and sonically energetic. Suthers based these recordings primarily on the sounds of driving acoustic guitars with interplaying synthesizer and electric guitar melodies. An LP and an EP were assembled out of this material, and both were distributed as a handmade limited release on Flight Approved Records in 2006.
On the eaves of winter 2007, preliminary and experimental rehearsals with a live four-piece ensemble were arranged with the intent of capturing the rhythmic tendencies and sonic layering found within the early Moonspeed recordings. The early live sessions contained both a trial of old material and a launch pad for new ideas and improvisations. This early cast included two electric guitars, bass, and drums. It was realized shortly therafter that more players and sounds were necessary to fully realize the sonic nature of Moonspeed.

Slowly, members were added to the cast in order to create the sounds of what became the Moonspeed of today. While a small amount of old Moonspeed material is called upon and re-worked, Suthers has composed new pieces tailored to the large ensemble of eleven musicians that now call Moonspeed home.

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Flowers of the Moon
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1. Silent Sky
2. Water's Edge
3. Saw A Ghost
4. Magna-Save
5. [Golden Clock
6. 27,000 Mph
7. Harvest
8. Wandering Sun
9. Flowers Of The Moon

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Flight Approved Records
United States
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