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    Posted: November 22 2022 at 04:13

On November 15 (2022), Legends of Nantucket Island - a new album by the Lunar Cape band - will be released on all digital platforms. The format of the album is non-trivial.

On the one hand, it’s a conceptual album traditional for the progressive rock genre. Instrumental compositions with a piercing solo flute are in line with the main theme - a trip on a sailing whaleship that started on its metaphysical journey from the Nantucket Island.

On the other hand, it’s an audiobook where the legends of Nantucket Island from Herman Melville's Moby Dick, or the White Whale are read to the accompaniment of music and the sounds of the ocean. By the way, these ocean sounds are not an imitation – they are the actual, real field recordings from the northeast coast of North America.
“If you think about it, the Earth is a tiny island on the edge of the Universe. As we look at it from the far side of the Moon, we’re inviting everyone to join us, the adherents of the moon-centric concept of the universe, Homo Lunaticus,” - says Andrey Shashkov, a band member.
This album format, the synthesis of music and fairy tales, as well as the “moon-centric” concept itself, are not new for the band. In 2019, the Lunar Folk Tales album was released. True, according to the musicians, in Folk Tales it was the words that were born after the music and began to describe it, and not vice versa.
The Golden Age, a painting by Alexander Korotich, graces the album cover. 
Label: ArtBeat Music (Aleksey Kozlov's club), Moscow
Release date: November 15, 2022
About the band
The Lunar Cape band was created in 2011 by Nikolai Petrovsky and Olga Scotland in Moscow. The group’s key concept is the so-called Filmusic, that is, figurative music capable of describing events, emotions, feelings and relationships through sound. For 11 years, the band has maintained and developed this concept.
Legends of Nantucket Island is the band's third album. All albums were released by ArtBeat Music (Aleksey Kozlov's club).

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Olga Scotland – flute, alto recorder, melodica, tin whistle, bells, glockenspiel, ocarina
Andrey Shashkov – bass guitar, bass recorder, voice (9)
Roman Smirnov – guitar, voice (7, 9)
Alexey Sulyaev – drums
Guest musicians
Maria Gorodetskaya – piano (3, 7)
Paul Bulak – Hammond organ emulation (1), djembe (5)
Paul Ekholm – vocals (3, 9)
tim.kahn (2, 9), SergeQuadrado (8) – sound effects, noises

Edited by Olga S - November 22 2022 at 06:18
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Sounds interesting. I will check it out for sure.
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