Music which seems to ooze out of the speakers, Landshapes’ amorphous, fluid, hallucinogenic songwriting is like little else around.
With their second album incoming, the band have placed new track ‘Moongee’ online. Seemingly owing its origins to a 20 minute jam, the track was crafted out in the woods. As the band explain: "something about all that fresh air, sea, woods and fire manifested in something much darker and much more menacing than anything we’d written so far.”
Unusually, this is a rock song – ‘rock’ and ‘song’ used in the loosest possible sense – inspired by migrating geese. Landshapes continue: “The lyrics are written from the perspective of lunar migratory geese. There’s a story written by Francis Godwin - a 17th century Bishop that describes the journey of a man being carried to the moon by a flock of lunar geese, and then in recent years, artist Agnes Meyer Brandis has embarked on a project to see whether these moon geese still exist, and if so, whether they might have forgotten their annual migration to the moon and are perhaps stranded.”
Check it out now.
Landshapes are due to host a London residency at Total Refreshment Centre on the 12th, 19th and 26th of February,