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Moonloonies — Detonator
(Mystic Stones RUNECD016, 1995, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1996-03-01

Detonator Cover art

The Moonloonies are the latest from Mystic Stones' arsenal of neo-psych electronic bands. Essentially the duo of Crum and Cozmo, the creators of the neo-psych band Shockhead, they deliver nearly 65 minutes of finest new electronic space rock that the UK has to offer. The pounding rhythm of the opening track, "Energy Temple," kicks the CD into high gear only to leave you weightless on "Autowave." There are no bad spots on this release. The Moonloonies cut back and forth between beautiful floating space scapes to techno grooves that keep your blood flowing. Song titles like "Oort Cloud" and "Isostasis" as well as the cosmological feel to "Detonator" immediately clue you in to the Moonloonies penchant for amateur astronomy. Detonator would be the perfect CD to take along on your next star party or if you just like to kick back watch the full moon rise over the desert. Detonator is the direction I hoped the space rock should have taken back in the 70s. This is one fine release! More power to the Moonloonies, this musical genre needs more exposure and experimentation.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 9, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): Moonloonies

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