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The Aliens - Luna album

The Aliens  - Luna album
Performer: The Aliens
Title: Luna
Released: 2008
Country: US
Style: Leftfield, Psychedelic Rock
Genre: Electro / Rock
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 917
MP3 size: 1317 mb
FLAC size: 1430 mb


1 Bobby's Song 10:26
2 Amen 1:17
3 Theremin 3:16
4 Everyone 4:08
5 Magic Man 5:17
6 Billy Jack 10:24
7 Luna 3:34
8 Dove Returning 3:12
9 Sunlamp Show 4:53
10 Smoggy Bog 1:53
11 Daffodils 3:20
12 Boats 6:17
13 Blue Mantle 8:11


  • Bass – Jamie Dargie
  • Mixed By, Mastered By – John Cornfield
  • Photography [Band] – Callum James Gordon
  • Producer – The Aliens
  • Saxophone – David Gray
  • Strings – Elysian Quartet*
  • Theremin – Een Anderson
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Kevin Davy
  • Vocals – Jo Foster*
  • Written-By – Gordon Anderson


Single page booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 051808 000223
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC PETROCK002ADV 14
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9407

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BMR119 The Aliens Luna ‎(CD, Album) Birdman Records BMR119 US 2008
BMR120 The Aliens Luna - Book Version. ‎(CD, Ltd, CD ) Birdman Records BMR120 US 2009
PETROCKLP002 The Aliens Luna ‎(2xLP, Album) Pet Rock PETROCKLP002 UK 2008
PETROCK002ADV The Aliens Luna ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Pet Rock Records PETROCK002ADV UK 2008

Luna is the second album by the Scottish band The Aliens. It was released on Monday 29 September 2008, preceded by a new single, 'Magic Man', on Monday 22 September. Both releases came out on the band’s own record label, Pet Rock Records. Boats" is reworked version of a song by the same name on the Lone Pigeon 2004 album Schoozzzmmii. Besides being more hi-fi, the Alien's arrangement is also more filled out (3 minutes longer) and slightly more up tempo.

This album has an average beat per minute of 106 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 69/137 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 125BPM, ends at 113BPM (-12), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Aliens. Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.

If the Aliens remind you of the Beta Band, it's because they almost are the Beta Band. When the Betas split in 2004, three of its original members- keyboardist John MacLean, drummer Robin Jones, and guitarist Gordon Anderson (who had recorded solo as Lone Pigeon)- decided they still had some creating to do together, and forged the Aliens. The new band, which released its debut album, Astronomy for Dogs, in 2007, like their former band, veers between experimentalism and pop songcraft. Luna, their sophomore effort, is cut from the same cloth. Luna is enjoyable enough to listen to, and a lot of Beta Band followers will find plenty to enjoy here, but it's ultimately an album I didn't like as much as I wanted to, and one that doesn't really find its footing until it's almost over.

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Infobox Album Name Luna Type Studio Album Artist The Aliens. The Desert Sessions - Origin Palm Desert, California, USA Genres Stoner rock, hard rock, desert rock Years active 1997–present Labels.

Rising from the ashes of the Beta Band, a band eternally being discovered, rediscovered and then forgotten again, only to swing back when you expected to hear from them least. Here, The Aliens seem to sonically define themselves as something between a Twin Peaks soundtrack and that of an offhanded meeting over Quaaludes between Brian Wilson and Syd Barrett, where a fluid intoxicating viscous melodic psychic brew ebbs and flows … not forward nor back, but ever present, with each song existing in the moment of its listen, displaying a swaying hallucinatory quality, often foggy and nearly forgotten, while at other times far too real, as if the song is standing before you from out of nowhere.Luna is not a joyride through the universe, it sounds more to have been delivered by tired worn-out weary space travelers who’ve spent too many years with mouths open in wonder, haunted by the memories of countless nebulas filled coloured stars and planets boasting twin moons rising on opposing horizons at the same time, struggling to give voice to all they’ve witnessed, longing for nothing more than a comfortable over-stuffed chair from which to tell their stories as their feet become accustomed once again to gravity and the impressive nothingness that this world has to offer.Without feeling that I’m being critical, The Alines could have put an editor to good use, because they often venture in too many directions as once, consider the number “Bobby’s Song,” where they push the notions of musical noodling into a whole new realm, cleverly [?], yes, harmonically [?], of course, imaginatively [?], without question, but over all, coming across like trying to capture the rays of sun that give sunshine pop its psychedelic buoyancy. Creating an epic of this nature takes sincere psychic balls, and even if one has those balls, it would seem better to spaciously lay out one’s arrangements in a manner devoid of any missteps, as those missteps will bear witness to a product that has not been thought out or considered fully, because the brilliant moments that make this album unavoidable are so good that I find myself wanting take the band by the hand saying, “Cross this out, add this in, fade here, and roll on with luster there.” But The Aliens didn’t ask me, so all I can say is that I find Luna to be an intoxicating bit of wanderlust that I find unavoidable and worthy of exploration and re-exploration.The Aliens, with their brilliant spacial harmonies and sonic arrangements will be immersed as The Beta Band were, to be endlessly discovered, forgotten and rediscovered for years to come, worthy of a place in the galaxy of stars, yet sadly, relegated to earthbound grains of sand. Review by Jenell Kesler
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