MOON FAR AWAY is a music project denying limiting borders of space, time and society. It creates mystical and ritual soundscapes in the framework of Gothic music and ritual neo-folk. Behind the consciously faceless visual image of the project there is the desire of the project members to create a unified audio and semantic image as free from any human origin as possible. No matter how the Project members live or what they do outside MFA, it has no significance whatsoever for adequate understanding MOON FAR AWAY music.

A combination of classical traditional European culture and modern select avant-garde tradition, along with technology and mass-media development of modern civilization, merged with strict obedience to traditions reflecting the mentality of Russian North sea regions are the basis of MOON FAR AWAY philosophy.

MOON FAR AWAY was formed in 1995 by Count Ash (music) and Heleg (photo-art), in Archangelsk city (Northern Russia). The debut MFA’s album "LADO WORLD" was with the single heart recognized as the first true gothic release in Russia. «SATOR», being the second full-scale release of this cultic lineup, expands the boundaries of its sound image even more, going deeper into the ethno-esoteric genre and using symbols of the early Christianity. “BELOVODIE”, the third full-frame studio album is almost all consists of folk songs of the Arkhangelsk state in original arrangement of MOON FAR AWAY. For the first time the release date in Russia coincides with the official release date abroad. The release in USA and Europe is realized by French label Prikosnovenie. On the territory of the ex-USSR states the new disk of the band is released by the label Shadowplay.

In 11 years of they existence this ritual darkwave\neo-folk project became the cult one on a Russian dark scene and became very popular abroad. The tracks of the band were presented both in Russian and foreign compilations of the dark scene. The musical press gives excellent reviews on all MOON FAR AWAY creations. You can find picture of the band as the centerfold in German magazine “Zillo”. Japanese director Shusei Nishi made a film that is devoted to the MOON FAR AWAY. The band is participant of the best gothic and folk festivals in and outside Russia...

From "MUSIC TO DIE FOR" book
by Mick Mercer,
Cherry Red Books, 2008

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