‘Storms On The Moon’, the quick follow-up to the instrumental album ‘Tales From The Western Isles’, sees The Delerium Trees return to their more normal rock song mode.
Their main man Drew Jarvie has been busy composing all 16 tracks. Some of these tracks are brand new but several have been waiting a long time to be heard and three others have been updated. Songs such as Forbid, This Long Road, Don’t Run Too Far, Don’t Give In, River Flow, Don’t Judge Me and the title track, Storms On The Moon, deal with social injustice. Happier subjects are covered in Her Name, One Fine Day, Keep Alive (acoustic), Run Around The Sun, Sometimes It’s Good and the very optimistic Double Decker Bus In India. However, life throws up serious matters and these provide the background for Blanket Of Failure, Moon On The Tide and Future Days.
Helping Drew, The Delerium Tree’s founding member, vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, are his good friends Wyatt Pauley of American band Linear on guitars/mandolin and Jack Fox who returns on guitar. Jack played on the Swimming With The Ghost Angels album.
‘Storms On the Moon’ was recorded at Drew’s own studio at Crackerbox Place, Turriff and mixed at ARC Studios, Mintlaw with the ever-helpful Heitor Alves.