Brother Sun, Sister Moon is the collaborative project of Alicia Merz (Birds of Passage) and Gareth Munday (Roof Light). Together the duo explore a landscape of sounds that depart from Alicia’s classic wintery minimalism and Gareth’s post-dubstep styling’s, creating a record consisting of beautifully elegant vignettes and genre-bending sounds that captivate the listener at will.
The self-titled album is a trip through sun-dappled pop music, glistening with Alicia’s vibrant vocals reminiscent of Vashti Bunyan and neatly complimented by a haze of lo-fi instrumentation akin to the distorted experimentation of SLOWDIVE and MY BLOODY VALENTINE. Unafraid to extend their musical reach beyond this, the record ventures into the futuristic beat world channeling influences such as FLYING LOTUS and MADLIB, while traversing vast technicolour electronic sounds that call to mind BOARDS OF CANADA and the ambient tape manipulation of Matthew David.
With their debut record Brother Sun, Sister Moon take all preconceived notions of what an album should be and break them down right in front of you, presenting a record that runs the gamut of genre defying boundaries, boldly reimagining pop music for the ‘post-genre’ generation.
The Limited CS edition of this stunning debut album comes with an exclusive remix by Listening Mirror, and is co-released by BLWBCK and Alicia's recently conceived, Cooper Cult.
“… the delicate finger-picking, vinyl scratches and soothing vocal summon the sound of a different era.” - The Guardian
“… the feel of a dusty lost Vashti Bunyan demo.” - Gorilla vs. Bear
“Lovely low-fi, cross-genre lullabies.” - Boing Boing
“… some of the most beautiful drone music in the world.” - OMG Vinyl
“Brother Sun, Sister Moon shows what delightful things can happen if two talented artists come together without inhibitions or agendas, just to be creative.” - The Silent Ballet
released 03 April 2012
All music written recorded and produced by Gareth Munday (electronics/instrumentation), and Alicia Merz (lyrics/vocals).
Stand Under (In The Breeze) remixed by Jeff Stonehouse
Mastered by Jeff Stonehouse (listening-mirror.bandcamp.com
Artwork and design by Romain Barbot (iamsailor.com
) and Spencer Walker (sweatlodgeguru.com
Co-released w/ BLWBCK
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