Posted on October 14 2020
Flying Moon In Space unveil the latest single to be lifted from their self-titled debut album, due for release December 4th 2020
Following the recent release of ‘Ardor’, Leipzig seven-piece Flying Moon In Space are today sharing ‘The Observer’, the latest cut to be lifted from their incoming self-titled album due out on Fuzz Club. A shape-shifting blend of driving Krautrock aesthetics, vivid psychedelic pop and techno-indebted sounds, Flying Moon In Space’s debut is due for release December 4th 2020 and you can stream ‘The Observer’ and its accompanying video below.
‘The Observer’ is described by the band as an anthem for the “post-industrial burnouts” of the world. Delivered in the form of reverb-heavy, Krautrock-infused psych-pop, it’s a breezy and exuberant call to break from the humdrum drudgery that modern life entails. They say of the track: “All work and no play is a recipe for disaster. We grow old eight hours a day at a desk and then death comes with a bitter kiss. If you’re lucky enough not to lose your inner kid, all you really wanna do is play now. Before the final act, when all is said and done, time will tell that fun has no age.”
Now gearing up to release their debut album, Flying Moon In Space are borne out of live improvisations which are known to last hours at a time. Despite their short existence they’ve already clocked up nearly fifty shows in their home-city alone, as well as support slots with The Holydrug Couple, Elephant Stone and The Sweet Release of Death and a couple of headline tours around Europe.
Although they cite influences that span the likes of Can, Neu!, Brian Eno and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, ‘Flying Moon In Space’ is an album indebted to the band’s own experimental live approach more than anything else. Their live shows typically see them perform with four guitars, bass, drums and vocals, resulting in huge walls of sound that are awash with hypnotic motorik beats and orchestral walls of reverb.
Talking about the incoming album, they say: “We gain our main influences during experimenting live with different rhythms, layers of sounds and other textures. The energy that comes up playing live with that amount of people takes our perception of music to another dimension. We developed the whole album during our live shows in 2019 so they really capture a certain moment for the band.” You can pre-order the album on vinyl, CD and tape here.