Swallow Up the Moon
Swallow Up The Moon is a new destination on Phoenix and the Turtle's musical journey. Much like the changing emotions and experiences in life, the band shifts and shape their sound from desolate empty wastelands to towering crescendos. It is an aggressively dynamic record where the violin lines, keys are on run with vicious guitars and drums at a full gallop. The fusion of instrumental rock and classical strings, while incorporating sparse vocals, lends to the uniqueness of this California quartet's sound. Inland Empire Weekly describes their music as "delicately weaves an intricate aural web of haunting melody and ambiance served up on an epic scale." Also their music is called "a somber journey through perfectly aligned trees, gaping wounds and haunted gardens." There are some moments when the dynamism gives it's place to peace as in the atmospheric romance of the third track, Stuart Drives A Comfortable Car. Written at the apex of two lovers parting, Swallow Up The Moon is four song introduction on Phoenix and the Turtle's fruitful dreamlands. Cahn Curtis from the band says "This is the most complete thing we have done yet". "Nothing we have done before comes close." adds Bill Barrington. They have been signed to Fluttery Records since 2009. In their new release from the label, Swallow Up the Moon (EP, 2010) Phoenix and the Turtle are prepared to break down more walls with more sonically sound foundations and compositions.