|Brought to life
in 2003, the Hungarian entity known as The Moon and the Nightspirit
has since been crafting a distinct artistic signature, reflected
not only in their music but also in the unique visual universe
that illustrates their work.
Ágnes, a skilled singer and multi-instrumentist, is also
the talented lady responsible for the paintings which bring to
The Moon and the Nightspirits music a fantasy-setting
populated by creatures that trace back to traditional Hungarian
legends and folklore. These memories of times forgotten also echo
through the lyrics written by guitarist Mihály, which outline
the spiritual mindset behind the project.
Such a combination has been greeted with growing enthusiasm since
the release of their 2005 debut album on Equilibrium Music,
Of Dreams Forgotten and Fables Untold, and
the early shows that followed, which included an appearance on
Hungarian National Television. Later, and in support of Regõ
Rejtem, their second album, The Moon and the Nightspirit
had the opportunity to tour throughout most of Europe. Playing
in small fair markets and large festivals alike, including prestigious
events such as Trolls et Legendes (Belgium), Wave-Gotik-Treffen
(Germany) and Castle Party (Poland), the band shared the stage
with names like Corvus Corax, Faun, Blackmores
Night or Korpiklaani, and gradually conquered a prominent
role in the Pagan/Folk scene.
Returning with Ösforrás, their
third album, the duo invite the listener to the star-woven realm
of the wise elders, the ones who knew the secrets of nature and
walked the path of light eternal, and embody on their new material
a more tribal and exotic approach, in intense rituals dedicated
to the old and eternal tradition.
This collection of songs, which feed from the Ösforrás
- the Source Pristine, the primordial womb, from which
all has sprung, a sacred place where all is one - comes together
as an offering to the slumbering gods of the old forests, streams
Weaving a web where threads of ancient mysticism combine with
dreamy atmospheres, where World Music acquires a bewitching Pagan
aura, The Moon and the Nightspirit live up to their potential
as one of the most exciting and refreshing acts in the genre.
Ösforrás will be released by Equilibrium
Music, in two formats: Digipak CD with booklet, and collectors
edition hard-cover 19,5cm x 14cm Digibook (limited to 1000 copies),
with full-colour booklet including large reproductions of several
paintings created for this purpose. The collectors edition
also includes one exclusive bonus track featuring guest appearances
by Catarina Raposo (Dwelling), Saskia Dommisse (Poets
to their Beloved) and Alessandra Santovito (Hexperos).