The Sun Or The Moon “Andromeda”

Artist: The Sun Or The Moon
Title: Andromeda

Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: Soulfood Music
Genre: Psychedelic/ Kraut
Release Date: 16/06/2023

The Sun Or The Moon was founded in the summer of 2019 in Mainz by four adventurous and creative musicians to realize their sound inspired by the Kraut and Psychedelic Rock of the 70s. After the quartet had already released some songs in digital form on popular streaming platforms, the debut album Cosmic was released in September 2021 on Tonzonen Records as a double vinyl LP.

The four musicians Frank Incense (vocals, bass, guitar, synthesizer), Markus Weber (guitar), Susanne Schneider (piano and keyboards) and Niclas Ciriacy (drums and percussion) describe their sound as psychedelic space lounge music. Over an electronic foundation of repetitive beats and electronically generated soundscapes, the band develops their hypnotic sound, which is mostly located somewhere between monotonous Kraut, relaxed Psychedelic Ambient and sprawling Acid and Prog Rock.

With their second album Andromeda, which will be released on June 16, 2023, also on Tonzonen Records as vinyl, CD and in digital form, the four musicians open the next chapter of their chilling journey through time and space. The recording sessions and mixing of the new songs took a considerable amount of time due to the special and detailed ideas of the musicians, who also act as producers, and the large number of guest musicians invited to the sessions (including a string quartet). The musicians again used a variety of sources of inspiration that they incorporated into the production process: 60s and 70s psychedelic bands, art and prog rock acts (Pink FloydPorcupine Tree), Krautrock (CAN, Amon Düül), electronic pioneers (KraftwerkTangerine Dream), trip hop (Massive AttackPortishead) as well as world music, jazz, new wave and post punk. The special thing about The Sun Or The Moon here is that the four musicians manage in a relaxed way to merge their diverse influences into a homogeneous whole.

1. Operation Mindfuck
2. Psychedelik Kosmonaut
3. Planet 9
4. Andromedan Speed Freaks 
5. The Art Of Microdosing
6.  Into Smithereens
7. Surfin’ Around Saturn* 
8. 40 Days*
*CD only


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