Of the Wand & the Moon

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Of the Wand & the Moon
OriginDenmark
GenresDark ambient, experimental, folk, martial, neofolk, dark folk, post-industrial
Years active1999–present
LabelsHeiðrunar Myrkrunar
Associated actsSaturnus, Black Wreath, Blazing Eternity, The Loveless, Arrowwood, Solanaceae, Sonne Hagal
MembersKim Larsen

Of the Wand & the Moon (stylized as :Of the Wand & the Moon:) is the neofolk/experimental project of Danish musician Kim Larsen and various guest contributors.

Overview[edit]

After irreconcilable differences with his previous musical project,[1] Saturnus, Larsen began writing music of a different vein, similar in style to his neofolk influences.

In 1999, the debut :Of the Wand & the Moon: album was released, titled Nighttime Nightrhymes.

2001 saw the release of a second :Of the Wand & the Moon: release titled :Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness:.

After the release of a split album with Sol Invictus and a few vinyl singles, a collection of b-sides, taken from the :Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness: sessions, titled Lucifer, was released in 2003.

A third album, Sonnenheim, was released in 2005. Here, the music bears a strong resemblance to that of neofolk pioneers Death in June.

After a 6-year silence, a fourth album, The Lone Descent, was released in 2011. It features more contemporary influences and a richer production. The album was received with great critical acclaim and is considered a neofolk masterpiece.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

Year Title Format, Special Notes
1999 Nighttime Nightrhymes LP/CD
2000 Sól Ek Sà 7"
Midnight Will 10", limited to 666 copies
2001 :Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness: LP/CD
Bringing Light And Darkness 12", split with Sol Invictus. Limited to 500 copies.
My Black Faith 7"
I Crave For You 7", limited to 1,000 copies.
2003 Lucifer LP/CD, B-Sides and recordings from the :E:E:E: sessions.
:1998 - 2003: Box Box, limited to 500 copies. Contains vinyl versions of all previous albums.
2005 Hail Hail Hail 7"
Sonnenheim LP/CD
2011 The Lone Descent LP/CD
2012 Live At The Lodge Of Imploded Love CD/DVD, recorded live at The Lodge Of Imploded Love, summer 2011
2013 Shall Love Fall From View? 7", limited to 500 copies on black vinyl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview 2009 Kim Larsen with Alina Vadean
  2. ^ Interview 2012 Kim Larsen with Oliver Sheppard

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