The Moon Drips

by Noctorum



The opening song from Noctorum's fourth album THE AFTERLIFE is The Moon Drips, a perilous journey on a mysterious caravan that takes the unwitting across the Texan-Mexican border to a geographically impossible jump, landing in Bohemia and Prussia. As these two worlds collide, winds howl, trumpets blast, violins yearn and 19th century sequencers outmode harpsichords as creatures of the night fly silhouetted against the glowing disc of the moon, a backdrop for realised shadows as they pounce on reality itself.


In the night
The moon drips inside
And the light fails in my eyes

I reach you, I taste you

Lie awake
To the cold thrill of your face
And the scars' tips that you trace

The dawn hides you, the mist binds you

Bleak lands and sombre sands
Black ice that weaves and dies

Opaque he turns away


released January 30, 2019
Marty Willson-Piper – lead vocal, electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars, organ guitar
Dare Mason – bass, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
Olivia Willson-Piper – electric violin, backing vocals
Richard Evans – trumpet
Rene Crouch – backing vocals
Kathryn Carr – backing vocals
Nick McLeod – drums

Written and produced by Marty Willson-Piper & Dare Mason
Lyrics by Marty Willson-Piper
Recorded and mixed by Dare Mason at the VIP Lounge, Penzance, England
Mastered by Poppy Weinberger for Riverfish Mastering
Single Photography by Rob Potter
Single Design by Olivia Willson-Piper & Lizzie Tucker


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