Wow! All I have to say is that Chris Weeks has truly outdone himself with Contemplation Moon! What an amazing piece of art this is! The sonic textures are moving and beautiful! They remind me of trips I've taken to the mountains and also visits to the country when I would stare up at the clear, vast, star filled galaxy for hours in amazement, wonder, and awe over its beauty! The box itself is a beautifully designed and well crafted piece of art! This truly appears to have been a labour of love!
Favorite track: Moon [Phase#2] Melancholy.
A unique Double-CD boxset, designed & handcrafted by Chris Weeks.
The Deluxe Limited Edition Boxset is a lavishly packaged Double-CD, strictly limited to 25 individually numbered copies only. The contents are housed in a smooth black card box, with a gloss printed outer & inner lid. The base of the box is signed, & black suede padding with bespoke black card inlay-tray and 'lifting ribbon' sit within. Upon opening the box you will find a printed transparency film on top of a protective foam layer. Underneath lays a large, signed gloss print of the album cover artwork, a satin-finish 8-page booklet, a custom inlay card with digital album download code, & two white CDs with minimal printed design; individually encased by heavyweight white-vellum sleeves, with 'moon-phase' gloss print inserts.
[1 Boxset per customer only please].
Postage: The CD boxset is securely packaged in foam padding & a sturdy, custom made corrugated-cardboard box, wrapped in brown parcel paper.
Shipping costs are as follows:
UK - £3
EU - £4.95
Everywhere Else - £7.20
[Apologies if the postal costs seem high. These figures are the exact amounts quoted by Royal Mail for me to send it securely. I make no profit on shipping].
Please note: This purchase does not include an 'instant download' of the digital version of Contemplation Moon. However, I will pass on the corresponding download code for your boxset via email, upon purchase, if you so wish. Alternatively you can wait until you receive the boxset, where you will find the download code included inside.
Since my formative years I have found great solace whilst staring up at the night sky, searching for constellations, losing myself among the stars. I’ve spent countless hours enveloped by the majesty of this simple meditation.
One can feel immeasurably small when staring into space; a microscopic entity, dwarfed by this epic universe. When I was a boy I read that: “There are more stars in our universe than grains of sand on Earth". This mind-boggling statement has stayed with me to this day; becoming a key inspiration in the conception and aesthetic realisation of this album.
The thought of something so vast; being so insignificant, so miniscule, both troubles and pleases me in equal measure. It can be overwhelming to contemplate your 'place' in this universe; yet at the same time, the limitless scope of possibilities fuels my thoughts, filling me with a great sense of freedom.
Contemplation Moon is a natural thematic progression from my previous releases ‘A Haunting Sun’ & 'A Deconstructed Sun’; however, its focus is far removed from the immediate, physical world. It is a work of deep ambient soundscapes, dynamic textures and symphonic, subtly evolving drones; a reflection of late night thoughts, musings, and open-minded abstraction; intentionally blurring the lines between reality and the imagined. As such, it juxtaposes 'the-self' with the celestial, the metaphorical with the metaphysical, the philosophical with the somewhat unfathomable.
For more information please read the Press Release below:
Haunting, hypnotic and eerily beautiful; Contemplation Moon is a captivating record of epic proportions.
The eight exploratory tracks (or ‘phases’) reflect altering moods, thought patterns and emotive imaginings; coexisting with the changing phases of the Moon.
Instantly engaging and imbued with immersive detail and character, arrangements are awash with evolving sonorous soundscapes and shape-shifting tonalities; tinged with intricate fragility and textural subtlety.
Chris juxtaposes celestial consonance and delicate dissonance with harmonious and ominous tones via a symphonic kaleidoscope of sound; producing an arresting, ethereal album which is dynamically powerful and aesthetically absorbing.
Conceived, written and arranged late at night; under the watchful eye of the Moon, using big headphones, it is best enjoyed in this context; the consummate companion for stargazing.