Flying Moon In Space share new single 'Traum Für Alle'. Second album 'Zwei' out June 24 on Fuzz Club. The band will be touring UK and Europe in June/July.
Leipzig, Germany-based experimental group Flying Moon In Space are today releasing ‘Traum Für Alle’ (‘Dream for Everyone’), the third single to be pulled from their incoming ‘ZWEI’ LP due out June 24th via Fuzz Club. Preceded by UK and EU tour dates kicking off this month, the six piece’s new album will arrive off the back of their highly-praised and sold-out self-titled debut album and a recent remix 12" that featured reworkings by Xiu Xiu, Suuns, A Place To Bury Strangers, Minami Deutsch, Camera and Warm Graves. Pre-order the LP here and listen to the first single below.
Where the ‘ZWEI’ LP as a whole sees Flying Moon Space explore more pop-leaning sensibilities (see the infectious, festival-ready psych-pop of latest single ‘Optimist’), the racing krautrock jams of their earlier work – the sort that yearn to be experienced in some sweaty underground venue - are very much still there. New single and album-opener ‘Traum Für Alle’ kicks into a motorik pulse that is ridden at a breakneck speed, beneath Atom Park’s distinct, screeching vocals and a reverb-soaked triple-guitar assault.
On the track, vocalist Parks says: "The dream for everyone is more. More money. More time. More everything and anything. We never get enough of enough. Our sole purpose seems to be chasing the satisfaction that never comes. So we work for our piece of the cake that pays for a home we’re only at when we’re asleep. Every day. Every week the same thing; a dream you have to be asleep to believe. Then you wake and wonder, 'why?'"
On their self-titled debut, Flying Moon In Space honed in an improv-driven approach to their art that, when committed to wax, resulted in a maximalist melting pot of psych-pop, krautrock, techno and math-rock. This approach, however, was an extension of their live shows: huge, improvised performances that were known to last hours at a time. As they began work on the album’s follow-up whilst the world shut down around them, it’s of little surprise that the resulting ‘ZWEI’ LP sees Flying Moon In Space change course (but get no less creative with it.)
“Just like many other artists we used the time without concerts for a creative process,” Henrik Rohde recalls: “This started digitally at first. We used a concept that everyone has actually known since childhood - a game we call ‘Stille Post’ here. You whisper something in someone's ear and after a while the content has evolved into something new. We started a circle and each of us got a different tone, recorded a single line each, set a tempo and let go until we received a complete track. This was actually the starting point of ZWEI.” Coming out of lockdown with an album’s worth of demos as a result, the band decamped to an old church deep in the forests of the Czech Republic and took the new ideas with them.
“We lived there all together for 3 weeks last summer and recorded our 2nd album. It was the perfect atmosphere to bring these ideas to life”, they reflect: “Musically it turned out to be somehow something completely new to us as we usually develop our ideas out of improvised sets we play live. As a result ZWEI has a more structured, poppy side compared to our debut, even though soundwise we opened up to more experimental layers - using synthesisers for the first time, as well as loops and field recordings of the church and surrounding forest. I guess generally you can say that the process behind this LP was manifold - testing out personal and aesthetic borders, and carrying on our idea of what Flying Moon In Space can be sonically.”
‘ZWEI’ UK/EU TOUR DATES
13/06 - Berlin, DE @ Marie Antoinette
14/06 - Hamburg, DE @ MS Stubnitz
15/06 - St. Peter-Ording, DE @ Good Times Surf Shop
16/06 - Odense, DK @ Pataget
17/06 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pataget
21/06 - Enschede, NL @ Tankstation
22/06 - Hannover, DE @ Lux
24/06 - Rouen, FR @ Le 3 Pieces
25/06 - Paris, FR @ L'International
27/06 - Bristol, UK @ The Lanes
28/06 - Birmingham, UK @ Nortons Digbeth
29/06 - Liverpool, UK @ Quarry
30/06 - London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms
01/07 - Chelmsford, UK @ Hot Box Live
02/07 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
03/07 - Margate, UK @ Elsewhere
06/07 - Dijon, FR @ Grange Rose
07/07 - Kusel, DE @ Schalander Kusel
08/07 - Kreuzlingen, CH @ Horst Klub
09/07 - Innsbruch, AU @ Love Goat
10/07 - Frankfurt, DE @ HAFEN2