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Moodring: Scared of Ferrett (Silber Media)

Moodring is centered around Rollerball's Monte Allen & Mae Starr, mixing rock with sound & noise, tinted with a free post-jazz flavor in deep doom filled grooves and ghostly vocals.

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product information:

UPC: 678277180925

Label: Silber Media
Catalog ID: 074
Squidco Product Code: 12163

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded and mixed by Jesse Stevens except "Colin Wilson" mixed and recorded by Andy Brown.


Mae Starr

Monte Trent Allen

Jesse Stevens

Michael Braun Hamilton


Andy Brown

Dave Tollefson

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track listing:

1. Pole Cat Intro 0:45

2. Rintin Fire 3:28

3. #9 3:53

4. Scared Of Farret 1:47

5. Shaker Tab 3:10

6. Colin Wilson 4:01

7. Bulbul Tarang 5:12

8. The Weasel 4:38

9. Into The Doom 5:01

10. Riketts 1:11

11. Horse 5:23
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"Moodring came to Silber after a bidding war between record labels Silber, North Pole, & Nillacat. It was a tough fight, but we're proud to be the victors & getting to bring to you their brilliant new album Scared of Ferret.

Originally formed in 2005 by Mae Starr (vocals, keyboards, loops, kaos pad, effects) & Monte Trent Allen (bass, effects, hand percussion) as a side project of Rollerball to allow more of the music flowing in their veins to spill out onto the Earth. Their first live show was actually opening for labelmate Remora in Sacramento. Moodring has since become its own animal with a cult following in the Pacific Northwest. They play their flavor of experimental music in basements, bars, & theaters shooting out their super sweet sounds on eager audiences.

From 2005-2007 Moodring had six limited run releases on Nillacat as the duo of Monte & Mae. In 2007 Jesse Stevens (Ova/The Plants) joined the live incarnation of Moodring on drums & flute changing Moodring from a spaced-out duo into a more traditional band, which strangely enough allowed the music even more room to freak out. On Scared of Ferret Stevens acted as recording engineer & Michael Braun Hamilton (Momraths/Nudge/Rollerball) added effects laden bass clarinet making them a quartet.

While it's easy to hear that Moodring is awesome, other words to describe them are a bit harder to come by. The presence of piano & clarinet give a free post-jazz flavor. Mae Starr's ghostly vocals sound like the lounge music on a sinking ship. The deep groove jams sink in to form some kind of modern American gamelan sound. The music is so raw & infectious & immediate that it feels more proto-everything than post-anything. So just soak it in & sink into the doom."-Silber Media

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