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ARTIST
TITLE
Mother Of Moons Bathing
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SOL 145CD SOL 145CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/26/2007

"Aranos (pronounced Aranyosh) is a prolific composer and storied multi-instrument performer from the Czech part of Bohemia, by way of Ireland, where he lives near his friend and frequent collaborator Steve Stapleton of Nurse With Wound. Mother of Moons Bathing is his first release for Soleilmoon, but his lengthy discography includes releases issued by Beta-Lactam Ring Records, Brainwashed, Crouton, Klanggalerie, Noise Museum and United Dairies as well as his own label, Pieros. The album covers a lot of ground, and refuses to be categorized, unless 'Aranos' can be its own category. It opens with 'Awaking Horns,' a minimalist piece built around a simple repeating click track containing absolutely no horns whatsoever. 'New Boyfriend' begins as a jaunty ode to new-found love, but the conversation between mother and daughter turns dark as it's revealed that the new boyfriend has a dodgy past with little girls. 'Some Clowns Are Not Funny' and 'Almost Pulled Through' are a pair of scary electro-acoustic roller coaster rides that sound like they might have escaped from Steve Stapleton's little shop of horrors. The fifth song, 'Legs Thighs Splits' returns to the gently fun whimsy started with 'New Boyfriend,' but trades literal meaning for delicious texture and experimentation. 'I Saw Women's Rising Fry' is a song of fearlessly eccentric lyrics married to complex, brain-tingling instrumental arrangements. 'Ta-taa-ta, Taah merged' is a side dish of looped, sampled vocal minimalism leading into the the longest track on the CD, 'Towards Glittering Warm Dumplings,' a rolling trance-dance weighing in at more than 21 minutes. 'Invisibility Cloak of Time,' another minimalist electro-acoustic instrumental, closes the album. The total length of Mother of Moons Bathing is 71 minutes 41 seconds, and it's sheer bliss from start to finish."