Initially released last year M.Craft’s well-received Blood Moon album re-emerges in December having undergone a musical metamorphosis. Blood Moon Deconstructed displays a similar widescreen cinematic backdrop as its predecessor and having evolved from piano improvisations the tracks have been transformed, some stripped back whilst others have advanced into completely new compositions.

Once the idea of an instrumental version of Blood Moon was mooted, Martin wanted to do more than just “muting the vocals” as he explains; “I found myself hearing a new, different potential within the record. I knew there were interesting layers beneath the finals songs which could be mined for sound.”

The new interpretations moved on from their piano origins with the additional contributions from an array of like-minded and amazing players including; Mary Lattimore (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) on harp, Paul Cartwright (Father John Misty, Rhye) playing violins, Maxwell Sterling on double bass, Seb Rochford on drums and Danny Frankel (Lou Reed, KD Lang) plus many more.

The resultant Blood Moon Deconstructed is not just a stripped back version of the original, but a re-imagining and as its title suggests a deconstruction rather than purely just remixing – one, Martin hopes is a “filmic, somewhat ambient, daydream.”

Blood Moon Deconstructed is

Hip Meds Frolic
Violet Dishevel
Adorn Me
Dim Thing
Great Wolf
Nonzero Wish
Mud Bloom
Circle Him, Atlas
On Whizz Senor
Shadowy Mad Men