Released by Sonic Pieces
SP014 - CD (Ltd.)/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Jun 08, 2012


Handmade, Textile artwork! Moon Ate the Dark is the shadowy moniker of Welsh pianist Anna Rose Carter and Canadian producer Christopher Bailey. Between them, the two London-based transplants make a soundtrack to longing, memory and displacement and inject fresh life into the solo piano subgenre. read more...

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Moon Ate The Dark is a deceptively smart piece of composing and processing.

Fred Nolan, Fluid Radio

Moon Ate the Dark is a solo piano album that is not a solo piano album, from a solo piano artist who is not a solo piano artist. The solo illusion is cast by attention to adornment, rather than to accompaniment... The duo achieves together what they could not do alone, justifying their collaboration in dark red tones.

Richard Allen, a closer listen

Carter’s subtle, dreamily melodic piano melodies and Bailey’s noirish treatments add up to reach far beyond the solo piano genre.

Jan-Arne Sohns, Foxy Digitalis

As Carter delicately gives voice to graceful neo-classical piano lines, acoustician Bailey uses mics, pedals, and amps to shape the resultant whole, imbuing it with reverb and boldly altering its sonorous character.

textura

A softly magnetic record.

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All releases by Moon Ate the Dark:

Moon Ate the Dark I + II Moon Ate the Dark I + II
by Moon Ate the Dark Sonic Pieces
2LP/2LP (color) - Feb 03, 2017
Moon Ate the Dark II Moon Ate the Dark II
by Moon Ate the Dark Sonic Pieces
CD (Ltd.)/Digital - Jul 03, 2015
Moon Ate the Dark I + II Moon Ate the Dark I + II
by Moon Ate the Dark Sonic Pieces
2CD/2LP - Jul 03, 2015
Moon Ate the Dark Moon Ate the Dark
by Moon Ate the Dark Sonic Pieces
CD (Ltd.)/Digital - Jun 08, 2012

Moon Ate the Dark. Moon Ate the Dark

Sonic Pieces - SP014

Handmade, Textile artwork!
Moon Ate the Dark is the shadowy moniker of Welsh pianist Anna Rose Carter and Canadian producer Christopher Bailey. Between them, the two London-based transplants make a soundtrack to longing, memory and displacement and inject fresh life into the solo piano subgenre. Anna Rose Carter’s prowess has been witnessed before on a slew of releases over the last few years, but her delicate touch gets dragged into deeper, darker crevices thanks to Christopher Bailey’s reverberating treatments and smart microphone tricks. Take ‘In Fiction’ – at its core a simple repeated note, and yet the note is dragged into a rhythmic swamp of reverb and creaking sound to emerge on something more akin to Kreng or even Deathprod than any of the duo’s solo piano contemporaries. That’s not to say that the album isn’t incredibly beautiful at times, but the darker moments serve to accentuate a track like ‘She/Swimming’, which brings to mind the pastoral warmth of Virginia Astley or Peter Broderick with its bright, twinkling optimism.
‘Moon Ate the Dark’ is an album of depth and complexity; a record which would be equally at home on the shelves of avid early 4AD fans as it would in the ranks of any contemporary classical collection. And with a subtle sense of pacing and space, Bailey and Carter have created a record which echoes through the last thirty years of experimental piano music without necessarily sounding exactly like any of it. This should be something we can all cherish.

Cat.no.: SP014
Format: CD (Ltd.)/Digital

Tracklisting

1
1. Explosions in a Four Chambered Heart
2. Bellés Jar
3. Capsules 11
4. In Fiction
5. She / Swimming
6. Messy Hearts
7. Sleepwalk

Release Dates:
Jun 08, 2012 (Worldwide)