Half Moon Run are working hard on their third album, which is supposed be be released later this year. They want to progress further than on their previous albums, the acclaimed debut Dark Eyes and the even fancier successor Sun Leads Me On. The idea of the Canadians has always been geared towards the greatest possible artistic synopsis. This time, they have been looking for artists in advance who will work with them to develop a visual concept that covers as many areas as possible: artwork, video, illustration, light show and everything else that is part of a consistent presentation. So it will be interesting to see how far the quartet will go. Especially when you consider that Half Moon Run can be hardly limited. From the beginning, the Folk of the Four was by no means limited to classical instrumentation; Devon Portielje, Dylan Phillips, Conner Molander and Isaac Symonds – all accomplished multi-instrumentalists – have always worked with electronic elements and used keyboards and synths. That all four are also excellent singers who can work harmoniously and polyphonically, sometimes gives the whole thing an almost spherical sound, while the sound in other moments, especially when a indie guitar is used, can sound almost earthy. Their complex arrangements – both instrumental and vocal – are also influenced by classical and modern composers, and in particular have a strong live performance. On stage they often exchange instruments and conquer the brains and hearts of the audience with their varied rhythms. And that is exactly what Half Moon Run will do in November when they return to Germany after three long years.