Song of the Day: Million Moons – ‘Voice of the Wild’

Million Moons

One aspect post-rock has consistently had is the ability to take listeners on a journey, often without a single word spoken or sung. That’s exactly what UK outfit Million Moons looks to do on their forthcoming second album – ‘I May Be Some Time’. Due for release next month, the trio have shared a first taster of the record in the form of ‘Voice of the Wild’.

Instantly erupting with soaring Freddie Harrison’s guitars and Solomon Radley’s piercing drums, Ed Thompson’s brings proceedings down with a calm piano. ‘Voice of the Wild’ goes on to ebb and flow between sharp post-metal chugs and icy and hollow elements that brilliantly merge into the latter. As a teaser for their upcoming record, ‘Voice of the Wild’ is a thoroughly compelling piece of instrumental post-rock at its finest.

‘I May Be Some Time’ is Million Moons‘ second full-length, following 2022’s ‘Gap in the Clouds’, and sees them work with acclaimed producer Lewis Johns (Employed to Serve, Svalbard, Rolo Tomassi) at The Ranch studio in Southampton. Its title commemorates the last words of Captain Lawrence Oates; “I am just going outside and may be some time.”  The British Army Officer is one of several Antarctic explorers that inspired ‘I May Be Some Time’s narrative. Described as an “auditory voyage to Antarctica”, its story revolves around a doomed polar expedition. In the case of Oates, he died on his 32nd birthday from hypothermia caused by leaving his tent and going for a walk in a blizzard.

As for ‘Voice of the Wild’Million Moons‘ Solomon Radley told us the track “is a nod to the ‘call of adventure’ that lures so many intrepid adventurers out into the unknown, as well as the sense of wonderment men like Ernest Shackleton will have experienced as they journeyed into unknown lands.”

Furthermore, ‘Voice of the Wild’ demonstrates Million Moons’ progression since their debut album. Radley states that their second album is “both more accomplished and significantly heavier”, highlighting the “proggy lead line in the first verse and the drum break going into the middle eight” as two of his album highlights.

On the evidence of ‘Voice of the Wild’Million Moons sounds assured in executing an accomplished record that is sure to draw listeners in with its majestic craftsmanship.

Album Artwork for “I May Be Some Time” by Million Moons.

1. Terra Nova
2. Uncharted Waters
3. Voice of the Wild
4. Intruders in a Strange World
5. I May Be Some Time
6. Endure, Overcome
7. Aurora

‘Voice of the Wild’ by Million Moons is out now.

‘I May Be Some Time’ by Million Moons is released on July 5th 2024 on Ripcord Records.

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