09 June 2020

HEAVY MOON – Heavy Moon 17 (2020, CD Kosmische Musikprodukte)




Label: Kosmische Musikprodukte

Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipack

Release Date: 01 June 2020


HEAVY MOON is a studio project of Canadian musician and producer Jakob Rehlinger. The project has been active since 2006 and has amassed 17 albums released on the Arachnidiscs Recordings and Kosmische Musikprodukte labels, with a compilation covering the first 13 albums released by Germany’s Clostridium Records. Rehlinger is a founding member of the improvisational psychedelic band Moonwood and also plays bass in the bands Stargoon and Void Fill. In addition, he has recorded as BABEL (improvisational drone), Reverend Moon (secular gospel folk/blues), and under his own name (Berlin school kosmische synthesizer musik)…

Continuing with the numerical titling convention established with the previous 16 installments, Heavy Moon 17 released on the first day of summer 2020. Jakob states: “After moons 15 and 16 ventured into “motorik krautrock” and “space jazz” territories respectively, 17 finds the orbit returning once again to a psychedelic space rock parabola, with accents of heavy fuzz and cosmic groove”…

Liner notes:
Don’t fear the invisible worm, Doctor Pink is here to take your temperature and prescribe you a daily dose of Captain Bonglord’s doom shrooms.
Everything is written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jakob Rehlinger at AUX13, New Toronto, February – April 2020.
Gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Precision Bass, Tanglewood TW73, Zoom MS-60B, Zoom MS-50G, Zoom MS-70CDR, Electro-Harmonix Mel9, Garagetone Axel Grease analog delay, Behringer Model D, Yamaha Reface CP, Yamaha Reface YC, Roland JX-03, Roland TD-6V, tambourine, hand-claps.
“Heavy Moon 17” contains 6 tracks, taking off with “The Invisible Worm”, a heavy spacey tune that gradually transcends all visible layers of Earth’s atmosphere, flying up high, creating majestically keys-based Space-Rock, definitely trippy and very keen to listener’s ear! The Trip continues with “Crater Maker”, spacey-effected guitars and 70s keys, a mellow super-sonic Space-Rock creation with a cool improvised edge. “Lunar Nile” has sharp acid guitar sound, dominant and killer mind-bending space keys, and a wondrous dream-a-delic melody! The general Space-Rock motive continues on “Bonglord Returns”, but now there’s an intense feeling of mid-70s Progressive-Rock that finally turns into a proggy-space-groovadelic jam anthem! “Sunwind” starts and the scenery once more is changing. Slower and kind of dreamy with pinches of Prog-Rock, excellent keys (of course!), and a serene spacey guitar sound! Eventually, the album closes with “Doctor Pink”. Under an even more relaxing and spacey soundscape, the music flows, guitar, and keys are beautifully melting together creating wonderful images of unknown planets from another universe… JakobHeavy Moon – has a great and unique ability (or may I call it a gift) to create Space-Rock music, sometimes colorful, other times dark… Music that does not make you feel bored or whatever… Music that helps you to relax… Music, that it can be used as a “medium” to travel with your mind… Anxiously waiting for Heavy Moon 18… TimeLord Michalis



1 The Invisible Worm 10:37
2 Crater Maker 6:00
3 Lunar Line 6:32
4 Bonglord Returns 7:15
5 Sunwind 5:58
6 Doctor Pink 8:10


Listen/Buy through Heavy Moon’s Bandcamp


Check previous reviews:

Heavy Moon 16

Heavy Moon 14

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