The Skinny: Ninth Moon Black is a 5 piece instrumental band from the Pacific Northwest, conjuring musical influences from the realms of psychedelic, ambient and post metal. Aware that instrumental music is not for everyone, NMB strives to write pieces which challenge that boundary, keeping listeners involved with intricate melodic passages, emotionally driven progressions and cohesive yet uniquely structured songs.

Writing and performing music that is very cinematic in nature, Ninth Moon Black aims to create an experience for the listener, often showing self-produced experimental films, or providing an epic soundscape for visual odysseys such as Begotten, Decasia and Man With A Movie Camera. NMB recently completed the recording of their third album Chronophage, with Eugene’s legendary Billy Barnett of Gung Ho Studio (Yob, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies). Mastering was done with Billy Anderson, who also has an extensive background working both as a musician and engineer and has shared his talents with an endless list of bands such as Neurosis, Fantomas, Melvins, Sleep and High On Fire.

Chronophage Track Listing:

01. Renascentia
02. Via Dolorosa
03. Bestia Devorat Tempus
04. Mors Carnis
05. Animus Lumino
06. Numeratio


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