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Budding Snow, Moon of Ice

electronic sounds in celebration of the moons in february

This was made in celebration of February for Natalia Beylis’ Sofia Records.

Here are her notes from the original release:

"The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to." Carl Sandburg

Calendar of Moons: A compilation of songs inspired by the full moon

The full moon has many names. Almost as though with every month, a different moon greets us in the sky.

For this compilation, I asked eleven friends to write a track inspired by a particular full moon name and I wrote one myself.

At the end of the tape and included with the download there is a bonus moon, a 13th moon track which was recorded in a tunnel beneath a castle under the first full moon of January 2014 with dogs splashing through the pools of water in which we stood.

This is the first release on Sofia Records, a tiny label with tiny editions of recordings made by the people around me.

Here is a list of the different names by which the full moon is known in different cultures.


Winter Moon

Holiday Moon

Cold Moon

Cooking Moon

Moon of the Terrible

Quite Moon

Ice Moon

Wolf Moon


Trapper's Moon

Budding Moon

Bony Moon

Little Famine Moon

Moon of the Raccoon

Moon When Trees Pop

Moon of Ice

Storm Moon

Snow Moon


Fish Moon

Sleepy Moon

Windy Moon

Big Famine Moon

Moon When Eyes Are Sore from Bright Snow

Moon of Winds

Chaste Moon


Planter's Moon

Peony Moon

Flower Moon

Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation

Growing Moon

Seed Moon

Awakening Moon


Milk Moon

Dragon Moon

Planting Moon

Panther Moon

Moon When Leaves Are Green

Moon To Plant

Bright Moon

Hare Moon

Death Moon

Flower Moon

Grass Moon


Rose Moon

Lotus Moon

Windy Moon

Moon When June Berries Are Ripe

Moon of Horses

Planting Moon


Summer Moon

Hungry Ghost Moon

Ripe Corn Moon

Crane Moon

Moon of the Middle Summer

Moon of Claiming

Mead Moon


Dog Day's Moon

Harvest Moon

Fruit Moon

Women's Moon

Moon When All Things Ripen

Dispute Moon

Corn Moon

Lightening Moon


Harvest Moon

Chrysanthemum Moon

Nut Moon

Mulberry Moon

Moon When The Calves Grow Hair

Singing Moon

Barley Moon

Harvest Moon


Hunter's Moon

Kindly Moon

Blackberry Moon

Moon When Quilling and Beading is Done

Blood Moon


Beaver Moon

White Moon

Trading Moon

Sassafras Moon

Moon When Horns Are Broken Off

Dark Moon

Snow Moon

Tree Moon

Frost Moon


Bitter Moon

Snow Moon

Twelfth Moon

Cold Moon

Oak Moon

Long Night Moon

- Natalia, January 2015


released January 30, 2015

Each blue cassette comes in a hand-sewn sleeve sealed in wax. It also includes a small inlay and a hand drawn "Sofia Records 001" card. Limited to 60 copies.

Includes unlimited streaming of Calendar of Moons via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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