Dan Barrett — the man behind Have A Nice Life, Giles Corey, and Enemies List Home Recordings — has unveiled details for his sophomore album as the electronic project Black Wing. No Moon is due out on December 11th via The Flenser.
Written over the course of the last few years, with about half of the songs penned over the last six months (mostly due to pandemic “free time”), No Moon is a heart-wrenchingly honest outpour of emotion. Throughout the writing process, Barrett was having recurring dreams and felt a strange sense of timelessness — that, combined with quarantine is what he simply describes as “a weird experience.” Barrett explains, “Quarantine was profoundly isolating. With writing this record, more than anything I just wanted to prove to myself that I could make something out of it. That ended up being a lot of songs about feeling isolated, a lot of ‘trapped in my own head’ moments. I think that was a lot of people’s experience as well.”
Barrett has also shared No Moon’s first single, “Bollywood Apologetics“. Listen to it below:
Barrett formed Black Wing in the mid-2010’s as an opposite to his project Giles Corey; where Giles started as ‘only acoustic instruments allowed,’ Black Wing started with only digital instruments. In 2015, Black Wing released its first proper full length, …Is Doomed, which arose after some heart problems that Barrett discovered he had. But this time around, Barrett was diagnosed with sleep apnea, which led to “…incredibly disrupted sleep (and potentially some of the semi-lucid dreaming I experienced),” he says.
No Moon artwork & tracklist:
1. Bollywood Apologetics
2. Ominous 80’s
3. Always a Last Time
4. Is This Real Life, Jesus Christ
5. Always Hurt
7. Sleep Apneac
8. Choir of Assholes