MOAT has just released their new single titled ‘Gone By Noon’. Comprised of Marty Willson-Piper and Niko Röhlcke, MOAT is a lush and brooding preview of things to come with their upcoming album ‘Poison Stream’, to be released in 2021.
Dark in a signature kind of way, ‘Gone By Noon’, for lack of a better analogy, is a song constructed like a film. I can feel the concept from start to finish and, as do all art with it’s own signature, subtly moves me and conveys emotion with the nuance as much as the music.
The background instrumentation hides in the background yet lend just as much to the ear as do the vocals. And, while everything played in the song has its place, there is enough space left over to fill with your experiences in order to make this song a part of you, and to make this part of the soundtrack that is your life. Listen and hear for yourself.
Marty Willson-Piper has been an original member of Australia’s The Church, a later member of England’s All About Eve, and still plays with Sweden’s Anekdoten.
Famously able to be in 10 bands at once, he has found a hole in the sky to slip through the clouds holding a copy of ‘Poison Stream’, the second MOAT album, a collaboration with Swedish-German composer, multi-instrumentalist, and member of Sweden’s widely known Weeping Willows.
With more ongoing projects, Noctorum, Atlantaeum Flood, Space Summit, and an unnamed project with Tangerine Dream’s Jerome Froese, a production role and guitar contribution to Texan Salim Nourallah’s latest project, one wonders how he has time to tour with wife and violinist Olivia in a completely separate entity that incorporates songs from all the said projects.
The answer is desire and the MOAT project is releasing a taster from the upcoming album, ‘Poison Stream’ (to be released in early 2021 through Schoolkids Records). It’s been cooked for a while but the world hasn’t allowed us to open the oven door until now when the aroma proved too much and now it sits on the kitchen table waiting to be consumed.
‘Gone By Noon’ has been described as “Catchy harpsichord-induced melancholia by a protagonist juggling the aftermath of loss and betrayal”. It is available from the 9th of September 2020 via all your favorite platforms.
- Niko Röhlcke – acoustic guitar, keyboards
- Marty Willson-Piper – lead vocal, bass
- Olivia Willson-Piper – backing vocals
- Dare Mason – additional keyboards
- Eddie John – drums
- Written by MARTY WILLSON-PIPER & NIKO RÖHLCKE
- Produced by DARE MASON, MARTY WILLSON-PIPER & NIKO RÖHLCKE
- Engineered, recorded, and mixed by DARE MASON
- at the VIP Lounge, Penzance, England
- Mastered by POPPY WEINBERGER for Riverfish Mastering
- Artwork by OLIVIA WILLSON-PIPER
- Lyrics by MARTY WILLSON-PIPER
Featured image by Olivia Willson-Piper.