27 Feb 2012

Mooncake, The Post-rock Band, Release Their Acoustic DVD & Album

Post-rock band Mooncake

Post-rock, ambient and crossover indie music label Fluttery Records has just released Mooncake’s Acoustic DVD and the album. Lovers of Mooncake and instrumental post-rock music can listen free or buy this release on the label page.

Mooncake is a Russian post-rock band founded in Moscow early 2006. Since then Mooncake has been permanently performing at top Moscow clubs and festivals, toured Russia, Ukraine, Baltic countries and shared stage with such bands as God is an Astronaut, Explosions in the Sky, Caspian, Russian Circles and finally became number one of Russian instrumental and post-rock music scene.

In five years time the band released three EPs and one full length album, which were warmly welcomed both by listeners and critics all over the world.

The newest Acoustic CD and DVD is a live Mooncake’s show performed on Rain TV. The video contains five tracks in pretty new acoustic arrangements. The release will be available through Fluttery Records not only in DVD format, but in CD Audio and digital as well.

Mooncake is sometimes compared to Pink Floyd or Mogwai but the band has made a name for itself having developed its own style and became quiet popular among connoisseurs of genre both home and abroad. Catchy melodies, atmosphere, the ideal balance between rapture and grief: all this has always been Mooncake‘s distinctive feature.

Today Mooncake is working on its second LP that is planned to be released in 2012. The DVD, CD and the digital versions of the releases are also available on various stores like iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp. Also the label offers various options to buy or download these releases.

Listen, Watch Sample / Buy the album and the DVD

20 Feb 2012

Italian post-rock band En Plein Air release a self-titled album

En Plein Air’s brand new self-titled 2011 album has been released by Fluttery Records. Post-rock band harmonizes violin, cello and piano with instrumental rock

italian post-rock band En Plein Air

Critically acclaimed Italian post-rockers, En Plein Air release their self-titled full-length on Fluttery Records. The CD and the digital downloads are available. Also, listeners can stream all the songs free on the label website.

En Plein Air is a post-rock band from Rome / Italy which differ from their peers by using violin, cello and piano in their unique way with guitars, base and drum. The band has already moved its instrumental voice out of their country with the help of their label, Fluttery Records which is distributed from United States to the rest of the world.

They have been signed to the label in Summer of 2008 and released their 4 song EP “L’alba Irradia L’inutile Parola” in February 2009. The EP got great reviews; The Silent Ballet said “En Plein Air seems to be commenting on this movement through their music: the strings represent the natural light, the drums and guitars are neutral, and the synthesizer, like the tube paint, represents the modern catalyst.” In Forty pointed on the strings “Sad elegance of an ever-pervasive violin. The EP is at its dreamy best when these disparate elements are given freedom to roam, moving the music away from more routine post-rock territory.” According to Beautiful Freaks “The result reminds various influences which the band doesn’t hide: Mogwai, Pink Floyd, Sigur Ros, Goodspeed You! Black Emperor not to mention a certain jazz and classic approach which gives elegants to the tunes. A suggestive cd which joins indie rock and ambience music, classicity and experimentation.” In another review, their music said to be “Smells like the wood of the ancient instruments projected into the future.”

After receiving great reviews around the world, En Plein Air started writing new songs for their debut album. They had experienced something awful while recording it; they left their instruments in the studio after the rehearsal, they discovered they were all stolen when they arrived the studio the next day. They haven’t lost the will and went on recording the self titled debut in the Play Wave studio in Rome. Soon after the recording sessions, the album has been sent to Metropolis Studio in London, UK.

They have released their debut full-length on March 20th, 2011 on Fluttery Records. The label owner Taner Torun says “En Plein Air have moved forward to another step with this album; all seven tracks are welcoming the new rising sun. Self titled album starts with calming piano entry and the song is followed with distorted guitars and violin climbing to the edge. Various instrumentation, various feelings follows. Guitars to strings, electronics to drums, each member collaborates to the beauty at their best.”

EPA 2011

The album can be purchased from Fluttery Records and its distributed worldwide. Also, it is available for digital download in major download stores like Itunes, AmazonMP3, Bandcamp and Shockhound. Fluttery Records is an independent record label releasing Post-rockAmbientExperimentalElectronicModern Classical music. All the songs can be streamed free on the label website.

Listen or Buy “En Plein Air”

20 Feb 2012

Post-rock Giants Mooncake Sign to Fluttery Records

Mooncake, the post-rock band who has reached thousands of fans around the world, has signed a recording contract with Fluttery Recordspostrock band mooncake

Mooncake and Fluttery Records has signed an agreement and all Mooncake releases will be made available by Fluttery Records.

Mooncake is a Russian post-rock band founded in Moscow early 2006. Since then Mooncake has been permanently performing at top Moscow clubs and festivals, toured Russiaand Ukraine, shared stage with such bands as God is an Astronaut, Explosions in the Sky, Caspian, Russian Circles and finally became the leader of Russian instrumental and post-rock music scene.

In five years time the band released three EPs and one full length album, which were warmly welcomed both by listeners and critics not only in Russia but all over the world as well.

Most critics emphasize that Mooncake has successfully revised such conservative genre as post-rock and its clichés and in the end the band came up with its own style and sound that one can easily recognize. In his review of the band’s single “Cast the route” (2009) Jordan Walz (TheSilentBallet.com) wrote:
“After a successful debut album, Mooncake has released a single that points toward changes in the near future. I’m more excited about this band than I’ve ever been. Cast the Route witnesses a sophisticated band that has defeated its demons and seemingly nothing is standing in its way for a knockout sophomore album. Russia has long been waiting for a band to champion over its Western competition. In a few years time, Mooncake may be that band.”

Mooncake is sometimes compared to Pink Floyd or Mogwai but the band has made a name for itself having developed its own style and became quiet popular among connoisseurs of genre both home and abroad. Catchy melodies, atmosphere, the ideal balance between rapture and grief: all this has always been Mooncake’s distinctive feature.

The main idea of the band’s music is to open the door to infinite space, cosmos, kaleidoscope of meanings, wide opportunities and sparkling hope in any everyday thing, everywhere: in a glass of milk, bookshelf, tree or forest path, in each everyday action and life, no matter would it be a walk or a bus trip, lessons or work in the office.

Acording to the agreement signed by band members Pavel Smirnov, Anton Marchenko, Nikolay Bulanov, Leonid Kurashov and label owner Taner Torun, all Mooncake releases will be on CD which includes More Oxygen, I Said (2007), Lagrange Points (2008) with a new welcome home EP. Fluttery Records is an independent record label releasing Post-rockAmbientExperimental,ElectronicModern Classical music.

Visit Mooncake Page on Fluttery Records