Lunarin

Oh blimey, is it Christmas already?

You wouldn't have guessed it was, what with the current onslaught of sex scandals, corruption trials, groundbreaking news of celebrity pandas and this insipid, mood draining, uninspiring, balmy, sweaty weather to remind us that we are only one hundredth of a millimeter away from the equator. If there was a reindeer in Singapore, it would logically need to shave to deal with the heat. You mean the reindeers here don't? Well they should.

I for one would loathe to do a "re-cap of the year" post because to be honest, the three of us haven't really done very much lately. Apart from lolling around, stretching, yawning and stuffing ourselves in cardboard boxes like those fluffy Japanese cats your Facebook friends have been posting on your newsfeed every morning, we can't confess to have accomplished very much in 2012. Blame the Mayans. Complacency sets in when you are told the end of the world is nigh.

However.

We did manage to pull our collective asses off our non-collective couch(es) to record one track for a Christmas compilation album. Aptly entitled "Christmas in Singapore" (where else?), the album features the following fine musical acts all of which, we are proud to say, are spawns of this tiny tropical sweaty island:

1. Give Me Love On Xmas Day - The Lilac Saints & Friends
2. Dear Santa - The Ukulele Girls
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Charlie Lim & Inch Chua
4. Christmas Without You - Natalie Hiong
5. Christmastime - Rachael Teo
6. X'mas Dream - Kevin Mathews
7. December By The Isle Of You - Jonathan Meur
8. We Three Kings - Lunarin
9. Silent Night - The Sam Willows featuring Bang Wenfu
10. This Christmas - Jack & Rai
11. A Different Christmas - Shelves
12. Xmas Without You - Don Richmond
13. The Christmas Show - Another Sunday Afternoon
14. Winter Heart - Deon

This album is made possible by the ever-awesome Patrick Chng. All proceeds from the sale of this CD will go to the Rare Disorders Society, Singapore. Their website is @ www.rdss.org.sg.

The album will be available on Bandcamp from 9 November 2012 onwards. It will be sold at the Esplanade shop from 15 November 2012 and will also be available at Starbucks outlets, so you can pick one up whilst waiting for your Toffee Nut Latte to be prepared. (nothing better to put you in that Christmas mood but a hot sweet beverage on a disgustingly sweltering November afternoon eh?).

Stay tuned to our Facebook Page and our Twitter Profile for further updates.

Till then, ta bye take care and we'll see you soon, hopefully in 2013!

With everlasting love

/.D./

Snakeweed Sessions

Dear Friends

Just as we thought it was time to close the curtains, turn off the preamp, pack our suitcases and take a nice long fat break from playing gigs so that we can start working on new songs, we were delighted to discover some little presents awaiting us this Easter weekend.

Our wonderful and talented friends behind the Snakeweed Sessions have released videos of an interview we did with them as well as two songs that we did live, acoustic.

Here is the interview:

Acoustic version of Zero Point Red

Acoustic version of Wednesday

These are likely to be the last few videos we will be sharing for a while, and what wonderful videos these are. Thanks again to the creative talents of the wonderful people behind this project. We had a wonderful experience working with them.

In the meantime, have fun. Open a bottle of wine. Listen to more great music that have just been released and will be released.

And please dont forget us.

With everlasting love

/.D./

Right of Sleep: Joe Ng's Remix

Dear Friends

It is with great honour that we present to you Joe Ng's remix of Right of Sleep.

Joe has kindly agreed to release his remix for free. You can download it here.

Have fun grooving to this!

With everlasting love

/.D./

The Midas Sessions: Live at the Pigeonhole

Dear Friends

Great big love and thanks to all who came down for our album launch at the Pigeonhole. We can't thank you enough.

You can view videos of the show here:

We wish to thank the kind people at the Pigeonhole for their wonderful hospitality and enthusiasm in making the launch a reality. Great big thanks also go to Clare and Wei Ting, without whom the limited edition CDs would not have seen the light of day. Finally, all credit should go to Natalie and Victor for making all these songs come alive.

Of course, we want to thank the people who pre-ordered the limited edition CDs.You made an order without knowing how the CDs will look like, how the album will sound and what the price would be! We hope you like it!

Although the hard copies are sold out, you can purchase the digital album from our bandcamp page.

It is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.

Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful support!

With everlasting love

/.D./

Official music video for Right of Sleep

Dear Friends

We are pleased as punch. It's been a while since we released a music video, so today is a momentuous day.

Do check out the official music video of our new single, Right of Sleep:

The video was directed by Zen Yeo and produced by birdmandog. It was shot entirely at the Midas.

Stay tuned for more updates!

With everlasting love

/.D./

The Midas Sessions is officially released


Dear Friends

The Midas Sessons is now available for digital sale.

You can purchase the album here.

With everlasting love

/.D./

Official music video for Right of Sleep

Dear Friends

We are pleased as punch. It's been a while since we released a music video, so today is a momentuous day.

Do check out the official music video of our new single, Right of Sleep:

The video was directed by Zen Yeo and produced by birdmandog. It was shot entirely at the Midas.

Stay tuned for more updates!

With everlasting love

/.D./

Happy New Year 2012 - Limited edition copies are sold out

Dear Friends

First of all, a very Happy New Year to all of you. We hope you are well fed, well drunk (hic) and well prepared for the new year. 2012 looks set to be a great year. Just ask the Mayans.

Great big thanks and sloppy kisses to all of you who have placed pre-orders for the limited edition copies of the Midas Sessions. The hard copies are sold out (!!!) and we are no longer taking in any more pre-orders. We will make available the hard copies for collection at the album launch on 15 January 2012 at the Pigeonhole. Details are in the posts below.

The album itself will be available for sale digitally on 15 January 2012. Go to our Bandcamp Site for details.

We will be selling our merchandise as well as hard copies of our second album "Duae" during the launch.

In the meantime, do check out the official trailer for the Midas Sessions:

Have a lovely start to the new year. Yes, you deserve one more glass of that Champagne. Really, you do.

Stay tuned for more updates!

With everlasting love

/.D./

Merry Christmas - Bring on 2012

Dear Friends

It's that time of the year again. No, we don't Christmas. We mean that time of the year before a Lunarin album release when we spam you relentlessly with boring emails, incessant tweets, unnecessary facebook updates and tons and tons of mindless teasers, trailers, music videos and pictures of us pigging out on swiss rolls and doing jumping jacks.

Yes we know. Time flies. Like Singapore floods. It seems just like yesterday when the Hermes store at Liat Towers was flooded. Well, you know what they say. Time flies when you're having floods. Aha, ahahahaa. Ok, we kid. We kid.

Since the last update, tons of stuff have been happening in our litte universe. Most significant was the fact that the album has been mastered and is back in our crummy little hands, all shiny and polished and sounding as good as new. A shout out must surely go to Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering who, once again, has done a stellar effort in making us sound far more superior than we actually are. We had a private listening party to listen to the mastered album when it first arrived and by the end of the night, we were running out of adjectives to top "stupendous", "awesome", "huge", "large", "of epic proportions" and so on and so forth (although we suspect the fact that we were drinking champagne had something to do with it). You have to listen to the album to believe it (yes this is the cheap marketing ploy inserted right here).

In the meantime, we are still unleashing a weekly teaser as a run up to the album release. Here are all of the teasers featuring each of the guilty parties responsible for the fuition of this album. Now you know who to blame for your misery:

Kah Wye

Victor

Eng Teck

Natalie

Linda

This will only be the first of a series of attempts by us to hijack your attention leading up to the album launch on 15 January 2012. Music making has always been a loss making venture for us. Thank you so much for indulging us and enabling this loss making experience to be so much more pleasant than it should be.

Finally, we wish to end off this post by extending our thanks and appreciation to Natalie and Victor for working on this album with us for the past year. 2011 was the year of the Midas Sessions. It has been a wonderful, enriching experience working with the two of them and the songs have come alive due to no small part to their input and inspiration. Heartbeak inspired these songs, but it is the combined efforts of everyone that gave these songs a voice. We are proud to say, despite whatever dismal album sales that will come our way, that the effort and time put in by Natalie and Victor into this album has already made this album a success in our books.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone. We'll see you in 2012. And we'll slay.

Stay tuned for more updates!

With everlasting love

/.D./

Official Release Date of the Midas Sessions: 15 January 2012

Dear Friends

It's confirmed. The Midas Sessions will be released digitally on 15 January 2012. We will make available the limited edition hard copies of the album for sale at the official album launch at The Pigeonhole on 15 January 2012, 8pm.

For those of you who don't know, The Pigeonhole is a cool hangout that supports indie artists and NGOs. Please support them and check them out at http://thepigeonhole.com.sg/ Thank you Ave and Rayner for making this possible. Much love.

For those of you who still wish to make a pre-order of the hard copy of the album, a very small number (less than 10!) is still available. Drop us an email at lunarintheoracle@gmail.com and we'll reserve a copy for you.

In the meantime, we will be unleashing a weekly teaser as a run up to the album release. So stay tuned! Here is Teaser#1:

Stay tuned for more updates!

With everlasting love

/.D./

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