Vieo Abiungo and Pete Monro
Thunder May Have Ruined The Moment

Lost Tribe Sound

A soundtrack created in reverse, Vieo Abiungo enlisted the help of director Pete Munro to construct short experimental film collages that provide a visual context to his multi-tiered acoustic soundscapes.  It’s a fitting approach since Vieo Abiungo condenses so much material and movement into his songs that they could never stand as a mere complement to the visuals like a traditional score usually does.  Over the course of 15 tracks, “Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment” utilizes an arsenal of acoustic instruments (violin, bells, piano, guitar, vibraphone, cymbal, etc) in building robust tracks that lean towards classical music while retaining the grit and honesty of well-worn folk songs.  As noted in the press release, Vieo Abiungo forgoes the use of electronics, but still manages to blur and distort his sounds with amplifier placements and recording methods to create an original and invigorating listen.  The physical CD and DVD edition is limited to 300 copies and comes housed in a 7” x 6” artbook case.  - Ryan Potts