Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Luna Waves. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and was fascinated by his music.
The modern and innovative sound of this artist intrigued me.
A unique compositional style that manages to make different musical elements coexist in a solid musical product.
Luna Waves is certainly a very mature artist with great compositional experience behind him. All the songs on this new album “Blood Moon” are solid and honestly, I have not found any flaws in terms of recording and interpretation.
In the overall sound, I heard some Rock, Pop vibrations combined with industrial and psychedelic arrangements.
It is difficult to label the music proposed by this artist as his style is unique…perhaps I would call it “Universal Rock” given the obvious references to space.
Luna Waves was able to create his music and style by following his instincts in a musical path never walked before.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Blood Moon is Luna Waves’s New Album Out Now!
Modern and Intense!
Luna Waves – the brainchild of Bedford-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rob Muir – released sophomore album Blood Moon on Friday 25th March 2022.
Blood Moon, the follow up to 2018’s Seafoam Dream (Part 1) is named to reflect the theme of the record – specifically the global darkness of the past few years and the shifting times we find ourselves in. Often it feels like we are facing an apocalypse, staring up at an eclipse, underneath a blood moon and waiting for the world the end or begin again.
A true labour of love and in true DIY bedroom pop fashion, the album was recorded and produced solely by Rob Muir over the course of two years. After the sessions for Seafoam Dream (Part 2) were abandoned, Rob spent some of the time between 2018 and 2022 teaching himself how to use Ableton Live, which has enabled Luna Waves to experiment more freely. Rob Muir performs every instrument/sound on the album with the exception of some backing vocals performed by Rob’s wife Suzy Muir.
This record is a deliberate attempt to move away from traditional singer/songwriter territory and to more boldly explore other influences. Most of the songs on Blood Moon were built from loops and spacey instrumentals,
rather than starting with traditional song structures. The result is a sprawling 16-track behemoth that truly showcases Luna Waves creativity and touches on influences as diverse as psychedelic rock, dream-pop, stoner rock, neo-psychedelia, pop and shoegaze. The album was mixed & mastered by Chris Corney (The Ravines, The Quireboys, Luke Tuchscherer) at his studio in Shropshire, UK.