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Review : The Moonlight Orchestra – Traipsing Bloom

Traipsing Bloom - The Moonlight Orchestra - Sangita

Magical, characterful cosmic tales in poetry and prose are draped in musical perfection on this album from New Antique Records.   Lee Harris, Ben River, Youth and friends are The Moonlight Orchestra. There aren’t many poetry albums in our collection but this os one to lead the way. Classic contemporary soundscapes, beautifully produced by west London’s Ben River, amorphous producer and talented songwriter in his own right, are the perfect backdrop and interlude for the strong psychedelic characters featured here. A host if famous and infamous story tellers and poets, casting light on life’s ineffable mysteries.  Do check it out.. take the trip into beauty of the spoken word.   Above is a sample of one of our favourites from the album featuring the legend that is Alchemy’s Lee Harris and his paean of light, “Shine On”.

The Moonlight Orchestra // Traipsing bloom, a drifting, meandering journey of sonic and aural fusion. Intertwining experimentalism, soundscapes, psychedelia, folk, blues, electronica and featuring guest poets:Daevid Allen, John Sinclair, Lee Harris, Youth and Ben River, who also founded The Moonlight Orchestra and co-composed & produced the album over a three year period.

The album also features special guest musicians; Founding member of the legendary band Hawkwind,  Nik Turner plays saxophone on three of the albums songs, guitarist Paul Bangash plays guitar and other instruments on the album, Georgina Brett provided vocal looping on the album, Producer and musician Darren Moss played keyboard on ‘Thrones made of Crumbs’. Musician and producer Jon Clayton, plays Cello on one of the album’s songs. Bass player Lee James, Guitarist George Hall, Violinist Giorgia Macellari and DrummerAntek Prysbola play on the song ‘North Star’

Beautiful meandering journeys though sound and spoken word create a natural ambience to engage deeply with, allowing consciousness to roam through the multi faceted aspects of human nature expressed within. Superb contributions from a host of talented poets, musicians artists and producers embellish each track with poignant gems of wisdom and experience. This album is a rare and magical gem of a musical journey, revelling in the sweet mystery of the human experience.

http://www.themoonlightorchestra.com/

http://www.newantiquerecords.com/

https://moonlightorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

Take some time to enjoy it and then buy a copy 🙂