For the release of his third album we’re excited to announce that M Craft has signed to Heavenly Recordings.
The new album titled ‘Blood Moon’ will be released on June 17th. Here you can listen to the title track:
Living in a cabin on the edge of the Mojave desert, M. CRAFT discovered that isolation loves a soundtrack. The record reflects M Craft’s time as a desert resident in the heart of the Joshua Tree area.
Without the usual urban chaos to disturb the natural order, the volume of the eco-system rose on everything within earshot, he says:
“The silence around Joshua Tree is otherworldly, deep, almost impossible,” he says. “But once immersed in this silence, you notice that it’s not really silence at all. Little flecks of sound, which would have gone unheard on a city street corner, become like splashes of neon. The rustle of wind in a smoke tree, the hoot of an owl, the beating wings of a passing crow, all become vivid, important. Musical.”
‘Blood Moon’ began life in a studio in nearby Los Angeles as a series of unstructured, experimental piano pieces.
“I’d long been planning a piano-based record and I found a recording studio in Echo Park with a hundred-year-old Mason and Hamlin concert grand piano.” says Craft. “I simply sat down and improvised, with no plans or direction. Over a few months of these sessions, I ended up with several hour-long pieces of piano music. Taking everything back to the desert, I started to carve shapes from these pieces and songs started to form.”
‘Blood Moon’ is constructed around those piano recordings with additional percussion & orchestration, forming instrumental explorations and properly pure songs.
It’s a record from and for the small hours.