Deep Elm Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of We Come From Exploding Stars, the fourth album from Swedish-based instrumental post-rock quartet MOONLIT SAILOR. We Come From Exploding Stars is now available for pre-order on both Deep Elm Digital (immediate download of two full-length songs) and iTunes (see links below). Fans can also stream two songs in their entirety including the epic album opener Minutes From Somewhere Else as well as Skydiver via Deep Elm Digital. The album will be released worldwide on February 25, 2014.
“We’re stoked for Moonlit Sailor’s new full-length to be our first release of 2014, which marks our 19 year anniversary as an independent record label. We can’t wait for the world to hear the new album, and you won’t have to wait long…just a couple of weeks. Already having received well-deserved critical acclaim for pioneering an entirely new dimension to the post-rock genre, these four Swedes have done it yet again with a truly amazing album. Firmly entrenched in their quasi-pop / post-rock roots, the Sailors continue to expand the blueprint for the future of post-rock. From the melodies you think you’ve heard before (but haven’t), to the arpeggios that swallow you whole, to the powerful crescendos that devastate your senses, their music is a prime example of just how effective instrumental music can be. Devoid of all lyrics, the music alone speaks for itself…and it speaks volumes,” says label founder John Szuch.
“This album is the next step for Moonlit Sailor as a band. Although we are still a young band, we felt like we needed to navigate into new, and for us unknown, waters, without straying too far from our roots. We have always been trying to write music that gives the listener hope and light. Because of that, hope and light is what we brought into the new waters. We knew that we wanted to do something new and fresh this time, but didn’t know exactly how to do it. That was kind of scary,” says bass guitarist Markus Rundlof. Rundlof continues “Some of the songs are metaphors for how we felt back then, with elements of vulnerability, uncertainty and mystery…but at the same time they give you a feeling of hope and light. When listening to the album, we want people to have a vision of the sailor featured on the cover art, navigating into new waters and eventually finding a new home. Other songs are metaphors for pushing your limits and trying new things. What we discovered in the songwriting process is that when you decide to release control and finally jump, you see the world from a new perspective and it’s liberating.” “That approach gave us a lot of creativity. We’ve never experienced such creative atmosphere in the band before and it never felt better. We knew we were onto something special. Suddenly we had hundreds of different ideas to pick from. It was exciting to select which ideas and songs would work together to best convey our belief that we come from exploding stars,” adds guitarist Joakim Wiik.
Moonlit Sailor is Adam Tornblad (drums, piano, guitars, synthesizers, programming), Markus Rundlof (bass guitar, piano, programming), Oscar Gulbrandsen (guitar, piano, synthesizers, programming) and Joakim Wiik (guitars, piano, programming). We Come From Exploding Stars was recorded at Nacksving Studio (Dorena, Immanu El, Neneh Cherry, The Spotnicks) in Gothenburg, Sweden from September to December 2013. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by Anders Lagerfors (also of the band Obliq) and mastered by Martin at Cutting Room (In Flames, Red One, Dungen, Mando Diao) in Stockholm. A video for the song Skydiver is currently in the works with plans for release as the band begins touring in support of the album in May. The band’s music has appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and films, most recently in the trailer for the romantic comedy “Love Is In The Air” by director Alexandre Castagnetti (Focus World). Previous albums include “Colors In Stereo” (2011), “So Close To Life” (2009) and “A Footprint Of Feelings” (2008) which have all been released on Deep Elm Records. Adam Tornblad and Oscar Gulbrandsen are also members of cinematic post-rock duo U137. The band resides in Boras, Sweden where they often experience weeks without sunlight.
“One of the post-rock bands that stands out from the crowd. Damn near flawless…” – StereoKiller
“They’ve mastered the overlap of indie and post-rock…and beautifully so. Moonlit Sailor has no peers.” – RockFreaks
Album Preview – Stream / Download: http://deepelm.com/audio/554.mp3
Pre-Order – Deep Elm Digital: http://deepelmdigital.com/album/we-come-from-exploding-stars
Pre-Order – iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-come-from-exploding-stars/id818848012