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MOON FAR AWAY "Lado World", (p) & (c) 1997 Exotica, EXO 97105.

Contains (12 tracks): Timefall (2:39) / Praesagium (4:18) / Elevsinia (2:21) / Mare Frigidum (1:43) / The Autumn Song of Slovisha (3:05) / Septem Nomina (8:07) / Syrinx (0:44) / EOS Dance (3:50) / Amusements of Demiurg (3:43) / Der Tanz Des Trubsalendes (5:12) / Horror Vacui (Pan Theme) (1:24) / Noch Einmal (7:26)

Released: 1997.


MOON FAR AWAY, a group from Archangelsk, became widely known in 1996 in Russia at the 
demo level. In quest of slipping-off truth, the band is moving along culture labyrinths of diverse 
ethoses and times, trying to combine, it would seem, non-combinative cultural layers bound in fact 
by deep interrelations - threads coming from one Original Source. The debut CD is a mixture of 
ethnic motives and elements of European medieval musical culture, using principles of free 
improvisation and quite a share of esotericism.
EXOTICA Records press-release, 1997


MOON FAR AWAY "SATOR", (c) MOON FAR AWAY; (p) 2000 Brudenia.

Contains (10 tracks): Ici-Haut/Hevelius / To the Heaven Rhuanda / Hymn / A Scorpion Domain / Dezember der Zeiten / Architects of Immortality / Deirdre-Isolda-Savitri / "Man ia a Birdstower..." / Schlaflied / Elias Artista

Released: 2000.

 

MOON FAR AWAY  first album earned the band a reputation of the best Russian gothic/darkwave group. SATOR, being the second full-scale release of this cultic lineup, expands the boundaries of its sound  image  even more, going deeper into the ethno-esoteric genre and using symbols of the early Christianity. The experiments with folk instruments and with the structure of the musical pieces, and the unprecedented atmosphere and ritual orientation of the rhythm structures make SATOR a complete musical pattern dedicated to the mystery of eternal return lived through over and over again.

MOON FAR AWAY sings of the harmony of mans material outer space - and the unexplored spiritual  inner space

 Brudenia Records press-release, 2000.
 

MOON FAR AWAY Witchcraft By A Singing limited 21 copies D-R gift edition.

Contains (2 traks):

1.Witchcraft By A Singing - MFA original version
2.Witchcraft By A Singing - version by minimal-electro project
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Released: December 2002
 

 

MOON FAR AWAY Prutena limited 137 handnumbered special 2cdr edition
(1st cdr audio + 2nd-video)

Contains (11 tracks): Ici-Haut/Hevelius / Praesagium / Horror Vaqui/Hymn / / A Scorpion Domain / Schlaflied / Dezember der Zeiten / Witchcraft By A Singing / / / Blueberry Song

 

Released: 2004
 

MOON FAR AWAY BELOVODIE/Whitewaterland 2005
(p) SHADOWPLAY Release (Russia & post-Soviet countries), slip-case CD
(p) PRIKOSNOVENIE Records (Worldwide distribution), digi-pack

 

 


2005 Shadowplay SPR 007

1.   528
2.   220
3.   348
4.   352
5.   705
6.   409
7.   618
8. -   230
9. []  418
10. 538
11. -  540

: 5203

 

BELOVODIE /Whitewaterland/
2005 Prokosnovenie PRIK 091

1. AT DAWN  528
2. THE BELOVED IS FITTING OUT  220
3. CROPPED GRAIN  348
4. FROM BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS  230
5. THE WAVE MAKES A SOUND  409
6. WHAT VANIA  618
7. FLOWERETS  352
8. [DEATH]  418
9. ARISE, YOU RED SUN  538
10. WINDS DID NOT BLOW  705


duration: 4620

    MOON FAR AWAY is the band whose debut album "Lado World" was with the single heart recognized as the first true gothic release in Russia. In 10 years of they existence this Arkhangelsk ritual darkwave \ neo-folk project became the cult one on a Russian dark scene and became very popular abroad. The tracks of the band were presented both in Russian and foreign compilations of the dark scene. The musical press gives excellent reviews on all MOON FAR AWAY creations. You can find picture of the band as the centerfold in German magazine Zillo. Japanese director Shusei Nishi made a film that is devoted to the MOON FAR AWAY
Belovodie is the first studio disk in last five years and the third full-frame studio album in the history of the band. Like previous releases of MOON FAR AWAY Belovodie has it's own concept. From the very beginning the band underlines in different ways the ritual component in it's creative work and it's closeness to ancient traditions. And at the same time journalists were asked by the question - why does the band ignore in it's creative work the Russian north tradition theme that is the subject of interest of the musicians? So that is the moment! The new album almost all consists of folk songs of the Arkhangelsk state in original arrangement of MOON FAR AWAY.
For the first time the release date in Russia coincides with the official release date abroad - the worldwide release and distributed by Prikosnovenie Records, France. On the territory of the ex-USSR states the new disk of the band is released by the label Shadowplay Release with the additional new track which is absent in foreign version. By the agreement with the band European and Russian versions have different sleeve-design that could be the reason for troubles for true collectors.

                                                                                 Shadowplay press-release

 

TAPE DEMOs

MOON FAR AWAY "Slovisha's Songs".

MOON FAR AWAY "PRA".

Contains (5 tracks): Noch Einmal (silver version) / Der Tanz Des Trubsalendes / Septem Nomina / Horror Vacui / Fuero de Cuenca (bonus track)

Released: 1997.

Compilations

 

 DARK AGES III

&(p) Arborlon Music, Germany

Track: A Scorpion Domain

Released: may 1998

 

 

GOTHIC ENIGMA

&(p) TRITON Records, Germany

Track: Praesagium

Released: august 1999

 

 

 RESULTS CD-R Compilation, part III 

& (p) Results e-zine, Russia

Track : To The Heaven Rhuanda 

Released: september 1999

 

 

TELL TSCHAIKOWSKY THE NEWS

&(p) EXOTICA Records, Russia

Track: Man Is A Birdstower

Released: december 1999

 

 

  EDGE OF THE NIGHT

&(p) Russian Gothic Project

Track: December Of Times

Released: march 2000

 

 

 TRITON Compilation II

&(p) TRITON Records, Germany

Track: Architects Of Immortality

Released: june 2000

 

 

 RESULTS CD-R Compilation, Part IV

&(p) Results e-zine, Russia

Track: Na Zarje

Released: march 2001

 

 

EXOTICA Compilation

&(p) Exotica Records, Russia

Track:  Praesagium

Released: winter 2002

 

 

BULDOZER Compilation

& (p) Fulldozer Mag./AnTrop Records, Russia

Track: Na Zarje

Released: may 2002

 

 

Six Dead Bulgars Arch Angelsk

Fight Muzik Rec. 2003

Limited art-edition golden hit compilation

2nd disk including (hidden) MFA track Fuero De Cuenca


 

COLOURS OF BLACK Russian Dark Scene 2CD Compilation

&(p) SHADOWPLAY Records

track: Witchcraft By A Singing

Released: april 2004

 

 

Filmography:

1. THE BROTHER AND THE SISTER,
documental film with MOON FAR AWAY music.
Editor - Oleg Barajeff
(p)& Pomorje TV company, 2002
Archahgesk, Russia
2. "KISMET", 
documentary film, 
editor Shusei Nishi (p) Alt-arts, 2002, Japan Shusei Nishi 
The film about Russian bands MOON FAR AWAY and CAPRICE, & Japanese JACK OR JIVE and EXIAS-J. Including interviews and live fragments. The typical Japanese point of view at music, art, life.
3. The Ritual Of White Night ,
total time 20 min. 30 sec.
Editor Shusei Nishi
(p) Alt-arts, 2003, Japan
The movie researches the creative work of MFA in the context of the deepest Russian traditions. It contains an interview with Count Ash as well as the bands live shootings and it also includes clips for the songs Hymn and Dezember Der Zeiten.

 



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