103172Heavenly Recordings – June 17th

Somewhere in the middle of the Mojave Desert, M. Craft sits at a hundred year old grand piano playing odes to something even older. Blood Moon, his third album, is named after twice witnessing the lunar event and celebrates its stillness and beauty over any ominous or sinister connotations, paying tribute with stringed accompaniment, soft percussion and hushed vocals. A ten point meditation constructed in isolation and centred around gorgeous midnight piano pieces, this is the classical pop album that Villagers’ Conor O’Brien would fawn over. In fact, it plays like one long movement rather than individual tracks. Blood Moon is cinematic from start to finish too, though just like the desert in which it was recorded, if it’s variety you’re after, you might not find it here.

Buy: M. Craft – Blood Moon