But there’s so much more to this beautiful, powerful album of acoustic instrumentals. And me, I usually hate instrumentals. They’re usually boring. But Mooncake know exactly what they’re doing.
The album is billed as “post rock,” but honestly I’m not sure what that even means. I hear some soaring prog rock here (especially since there’s a song title that references Arthur C. Clarke), and there’s wonderful use of violin so there’s a little “classical” rock, but there’s nothing cliché about this record. Nothing mainstream, nothing conventional, and certainly nothing bound by genre.
If you’re turned off to these kinds of projects, don’t be. This is easily one of the most wonderful records I’ve heard in a while. You can buy it in all kinds of formats on Bandcamp.
Here’s a video.