Moon Unit

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"Moon Unit began playing together as a trio in late 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland when Ruaraidh Sanachan (guitar) joined Andreas Jonsson (keyboards) and Peter Kelly (drums) who had been playing together under the name Single Helix. Their first release was the "New Sky Dragon" LP on Krayon Recordings in April, 2010. This was followed by a second LP, "Hell Horse and Heady Stratus" on Blackest Rainbow Records and the "Rainbow Obsidian" CDR on Sick Head Tapes which both emerged in October, 2010. In early 2011, the group were featured on an LP compilation on Mogwai's Rock Action record label, covering a track by Errors. Ruaraidh Sanachan has been active as a solo artist under the name Nackt Insecten since 2004. During this time he has released a volume of work on labels such as Blackest Rainbow, Harbinger Sound, Memoirs of an Aesthete, Arbor, Gold Soundz and many more. He has collaborated with many of the finest players from the UK experimental scene and beyond including Ashtray Navigations, Birds of Delay, Karen Constance (Blood Stereo), Taurpis Tula and Infinity Window (the sadly now defunct NYC duo of Taylor Richardson and Daniel "Oneohtrix Point Never" Lopatin). Through his label, Sick Head Tapes, Sanachan has released work by the likes of Dylan Nyoukis, Skaters, Astral Social Club and many others. Andreas Jonsson has been a member of drone group Lanterns since 2004, releasing work on labels such as Sloow Tapes and Other Electricities. He has collaborated with members of Chora and Helhesten whilst touring the UK and Europe. In 2007, he began a solo project under the name Single Helix. From celestial drone beginnings, Jonsson worked with a blend of instruments to develop and expand the project into ever more energetic territory. In 2008, he invited drummer Peter Kelly to join, planting the seed for Moon Unit's sound by combining his ever-peaking drone workouts with Kelly's driven and wild percussion. Peter Kelly has worked as a session drummer in Glasgow with many bands over the past few years and has toured worldwide. Kelly was active with Damo Suzuki's Network in 2010 and can also be found performing in Sexy Entourage and Cheeky Penis (with Brendan O'Hare)."