Moon & Sun – Promo

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  1. Bo
  2. Hunt
  3. 000000
  4. Where The Wild Things Are
  5. Hollow
  6. Salt & Indigo

BEEP011-2010
All songs written and performed by Monica Tormell.

Biography

Moon & Sun is the work of Swedish songwriter and visual artist Monica Tormell. Influenced by lonesome, gloomy atmospheres and Caribbean tunes her music sets out to explore sonic constellations from the primitive to the
electronic and manipulated.

‘The Wild Things’ was written and recorded in Curacao, in the woods of Sweden and in Amsterdam. Every location has had it’s own impact and demanded a distinct presence on the record. It’s a journey through landscapes, changing from beautiful picture views into ghostly midnight lands, a place where reality, imagination and time blur together.

Moon & Sun is the observer traveling from palm trees to pine trees trying to translate it both musically and lyrically, using instruments like the tambu drum, steeldrums, clavé sticks and the Swedish zither.

The record was co-produced by Staffan Björk. The two of them have worked together many times before in sonic art projects and several bands. Their last band being the shy shoegaze duo Mustafa et Monique.

Monica went to Curacao for the first time in 2009 where she had an artist residency for 3 months at Instituto Buena Bista (IBB). She met a local percussionist, Crisanta Martha, and started recording her drumming which later came to function as Moon & Sun’s own ‘drum-library’. Within a year’s time Monica went back again.

Reading the book ‘Zoutrif ’ by Miriam Sluis and taking walks through the beautiful, but traumatized, ruins of the old plantation area (Rif) together with the author inspired Monica to write the song ‘Salt & Indigo’.

The song Bo is a tribute to the Swedish musician Bo Hansson, who past away earlier this year, describing a sense of belonging when you stand alone outside your cottage on the Swedish countryside surrounded by the woods and the midnight sky.

The record cover is made by Nicole Martens. The different images puttogether in a kaleidoscope-like way are all glimpses of the places; the foggy view outside Monica’s cottage in Karleby, Sweden, the back-yard of the IBB house and the stark silver tree from Zoutrif on Curacao.

All you want to know

Shows:
09-12 | Red Light Radio Amsterdam
15-12
| HDKV Heidelberg
16-12
| Exil Chemnitz
17-12
| West Germany Berlin
18-12
| NBL Leipzig
19-12
| Hafen 2 Offenbach
19-12
| Franz Mehlhose Erfurt
20-12
| Far I Hatten Malmo
21-12
| Koloni Goteborg
22-12
| Landet Stockholm

Press:
Press Kit (.pdf 2.6mb)
Band Pic 1, Tree (5.8mb)
The Wild Things cover (4.7mb)

Promo Stuff:
Audio: Where The Wild Things Are (.mp3)
Video: Hunt (youtube)

Venues
Rider / Stageplan (.pdf)

Contacto:

Nicolai Adolfs (Manager/Agent NL)
nicolai@beepbeep.nl
Phone: +31 (0)6 161 483 05

Kumpels & Friends (G/A/S)
Kai Lehmann
kai@kumpelsandfriends.com
Phone: +49 (0) 351 40775223 – 5

Press(ing) Matters:

Caleidoscoop:
"The pleasantly alienating and desolate character of the music somewhat reminds us of Soap&Skin and Fever Ray, although Moon & Sun come across more playful and disarming. Terrific album and a great promise for the future."

ROAR ezine:
"The term 'Apocalypso' Monica picked to describe her music is well chosen. An apocalpyse refers to a revelation of a certain, hidden subject by God to a chosen prophet. In this metaphor you are the prophet, Monica (Moon & Sun) is God and Music the hidden subject. Enjoy!" 4/5

Musicfrom:
"We immediately started looking for the debut record 'Apocalypso', because 'The Wild Things' is simply that good. With this record Moon & Sun got us super hyped up."

Fileunder:
"These dark sounds guided by tribal hiphop rythems could easily be part of Karen O's soundstrack. The most unique enchanting song on this already characteristic ep is "Hollow". It's actually the first ballad accompanied by steel drums I have ever heard."

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