Sunday, June 26, 2011

Moonbell Cast A Spell

San Francisco's Moonbell was formed in 2010 by Garen Ingleby, David Paslay, and Lisa Colvin, after two thirds of the trio had departed another outfit in pursuit of their own project with a more primal, hypnotic sound.

Fixated on varied elements of light and dark, Moonbell draws on influences as diverse as Spacemen 3, early Ride/Verve, Broadcast, and Harmonia for inspiration. Built on a unique bass groove of crackling analogue synth, a swirling haze of guitar and spacious percussion combine to deliver a compelling sonic storm, best experienced via their live performances.

Their sound continues to evolve and expand, as their creative output increases and it all sounds like the greatest exploration of inner space ever recorded. The group just finished recording its first e.p. Figurine at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco.

Download: Figurine

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