No Moon is the first full-length album by Instrumental Progressive Rock band Body Hound. Their first release since 2014.
Hailing from South Yorkshire, the band began as a two-piece sounding like a more groove-laden version of The Locust, consisting of Ryan Bright (Drums, Redmist Destruction, Tim Butane) and Calvin Rhodes (Guitar, formerly Antares). This line-up was completed by the addition of Joseph Thorpe on Bass (Zozo, formerly Rolo Tomassi, Doctrines, Then Thickens) and Joe Nicholson on Guitar (formerly Rolo Tomassi).
Is Body Hound 'raw talent'? Are they 'fresh meat'? No. They have over 65 years worth of musical experience between the four of them. That's exactly why they're able to construct music like they do.
TL;DR – Old men shake guitars at cloud.
FFO: King Crimson, Meshuggah, Autechre, Yes, Olivier Messiaen, Mew and Igor Stravinsky, No Moon is the culmination of five years spent experimenting, growing, and maturing. During this time, they have; released an EP through a popular Indie label, enjoyed a selective but excellent touring history including main stage appearances at Arctangent festival, and most pertinently, are about to self-release a double album. All of this has been nothing short of a passionate love affair with a freaky and ungodly mutant. Throughout this XXX encounter, Body Hound's ambition belied their financial situation, but luckily the demand to bring this record into existence was such that they raised 99% of their Indiegogo target, with hundreds of interested supporters patiently awaiting release. Their charity and Body Hound's hard work have paid off, and the band are truly proud of what they're about to unleash.
The band chose to record with Tom Peters, a man with The Brain Of An Engineer Whether He Likes It Or Not. His previous engineering credits include: The Fall, various bands from the UK Mathrock scene like Alpha Male Tea Party, Cleft and Vasa, and of course X Factor semi-finalist Grace Davies. They felt his boundless enthusiasm matched their own, and his handling of their ridiculous studio demands made for an extremely creative union.
Jason "Old Magic Ears" Sanderson was an obvious choice to go to for mastering. Both Joes worked with him previously on several Rolo Tomassi releases, and his body of work including records by Ginger Wildheart, Hawkeyes and Brontide speaks for itself.
A collective interest in Science Fiction made fellow Space Idiot, Paul Phillips, an obvious choice for visually representing the compositions in stunning detail.
No Moon is intended to trail from track to track like chapters in a book, each one telling a story from the world depicted on the outer sleeve without pushing the listener to heed any one specific meaning.
Body Hound are sonically depicting events, places and characters, inviting you to assign your own attributes to the elements; sharing what is theirs, and making it as enjoyable for you to hear as it is for them to play.
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