About Lunar Clock

Robin Boer

Robin Boer

keyboards, lead vocals

Shardan Stream

Shardan Stream

guitars, guitar synth, miscellaneous sounds, vocals

Thefar Side

Thefar Side

bass guitars

Karsten van Straten

Karsten van Straten

drums

Robin Boer

Robin Boer

keyboards, lead vocals

Shardan Stream

Shardan Stream

guitars, guitar synth, miscellaneous sounds, vocals

Thefar Side

Thefar Side

bass guitars

Karsten van Straten

Karsten van Straten

drums

Lunar Clock evolved out of the band ‘Rams & Bulldogs’ who focused primarily on playing songs by The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Wings. When the band fell apart in 2014, Robin Boer and bass/guitar player Dirk de Gooijer moved on writing their own original material.

Soon after, drummer Karsten van Straten joined the band, and after different unsuccesful guitarist and additional keyboardist auditions, De Gooijer left. Shortly after, bass player Achille Regazzoni (Thefar Side) and guitar player Shardan Stream joined, forming the definitive line-up of Lunar Clock in 2015.

At first, the musical approach was focused on progressive pop, with a mixture of The Beatles, 10cc, ELO and early 70s symphonic rock. After the departure of De Gooijer, Boer decided to stick to the 70s symphonic influence, because of some musical ideas based on the famous Edvard Munch painting ‘The Scream Of Nature’ (Norwegian: ‘Skrik’) which were played in that style, with mellotron, moog synths and bass pedals.

Both Boer and Stream developed the suite, which turned out into a 40 minute piece of music. Although the band rehearsed the material for quite some time, at a certain point it became a sole studio project, now finally available on cd and digital download.

Soon, the band will reform to shape the ideas of the second studio album, which will be even more a group effort, with more extensive pieces and more vicious instrumental, experimental and even abstract explorations.