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The origins of Moonspeed date back to 2003, when Jeff Suthers (Bright Channel, volplane, pteranodon ) began to record layered compositions that were both relaxed and sonically energetic. Suthers based these recordings primarily on the sounds of driving acoustic guitars with interplaying synthesizer and electric guitar melodies. An LP and an EP were assembled out of this material, and both were distributed as a handmade limited release on Flight Approved Records in 2006.

On the eaves of winter 2007, preliminary and experimental rehearsals with a live four-piece ensemble were arranged with the intent of capturing the rhythmic tendencies and sonic layering found within the early Moonspeed recordings. The early live sessions served as both a trial of old material and a launch pad for new ideas and improvisations. This early cast included two electric guitars, bass, and drums. It was realized shortly thereafter that more players and sounds were necessary to fully realize the sonic nature of Moonspeed.

Slowly, members were added to the cast in order to create the sounds of what became the Moonspeed of today, a large ensemble of eleven musicians. The first album with the full-band lineup, “Flowers of the Moon”, was released December 2009 on Flight Approved Records.

Jeff Suthers …Electric Guitar/Vocal
Ryan Sniegowski …Electric Guitar
Jim Sweeney…Acoustic Guitar/Vocal
Adam Shaffner…Bass, Theremin
Shannon Stein …Synthesiser


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  • rirriri

    need a new record!

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Spacirelei

    "Things have been quiet on the Moonspeed front for a while, but we are slowly working on tracks for a new album and hoping to assemble the crew again soon, so stay tuned..." from their website.

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • atmos_

    seriously my favorite band at the moment.

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Spacirelei

    I am glad to see Harvest as most played. It really is one of the best songs on the album. 27,000 is a close second.

    11 May 2010 Reply
  • Salty_Road

    This band is ssssseriously under-rated.

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Pleasuresongs

    Mind-blowing music. Lovin' it.

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ryno8

    Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I started promoting your band a little bit on a group on Facebook called I Am The Programmer. We're a group of music fans and artists who come together to promote new Indie/alt. music, as well as discuss the classics. Come check us out... I regularly post by the name Ryan Michael there:

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ryno8

    wow, just found about your music. Awesome.

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
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  • shorelinedream

    "Saw a Ghost" = outstanding

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • atmos_

    finally, a full length! i miss Flying Kites though. such a good sound.

    12 Dec 2009 Reply
  • shorelinedream

    lovin' it!

    11 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Spacirelei

    Moonspeeds back, and Get ready because people are going to be listening to alot of Moonspeed post 2008!

    4 Jul 2008 Reply

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