Flowers of the Moon
Moonspeed's first full-band album, with eleven member sonic-orchestra lineup! Helmed by Jeff Suthers (Bright Channel/Volplane). 'When Moonspeed, Bright Channel's successor, debuted, Suthers seemingly had found a way to indulge both his predilections: vast, untamed soundscapes and whispery songcraft. Flowers of the Moon is Moonspeed's introductory full-length, and it's a triumphant containment of the group's almost overwhelming sprawl: With eleven instrumental contributors hailing from local outfits such as Snake Rattle Rattle Snake and Pacific Pride, the disc drapes delicate membranes of texture and melody over Suthers's shimmering, melancholic songs. Instead of a tangle, though, Flowers is a manicured and even airy album that feels simultaneously chained to the heart and ready to drift into outer space at any moment.' - Jason Heller, Westword Magazine.