The root sounds of ambient acoustic rock meet the captivating elements of world instrumentation to create a free-flowing, ever-evolving music journey. Collaborating with musicians from various musical backgrounds, styles and personalities, Dan Pohnke uses his conscious and passionately infectious style of songwriting to create a full color spectrum of music. Over the past 4 years, dating back to a tiny thought in the minds of two friends jamming in a small southern California studio, the cooperative efforts of Full Moon Rising have had the blessings of performing and recording with some of today’s great up and coming artists. After 2 solid years of persistent staging at many of the major live venues in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, Full Moon Rising hit the Home and Major recording studios for the April 19, 2005 release, a double disc album innovatively titled.....RELEASE. Also released on that same day was a 6 song EP entitled, Transition.
RELEASE, more like a flowing musical journey, is graced with eclectic world instruments such as harmoniums, djembes, surdos, congas, Bella phones, and mandolins but does not part with the rock foundations of drums, bass and guitars. Dan Pohnke then adds the finishing touches with his dynamic, percussive acoustic guitar style and his half soul, part raspy, part humorous, personality-based sweet-yelping-tonal-tenor. For the finishing touch, Release was compiled as a story, moving from track to track using natural ambient sound effects to authenticate and accentuate the meaning and message.
Immediately following the CD release party Dan Pohnke embarked upon a unparalleled journey of universal conviction, taking the music on a 5 ½ month, non-formal, self-governed tour of the United States, intuitively named The CHAMELEON TOUR. This incredible leap of faith, the fall afterward, and the rebirth have led to a deeper, wiser, more soul filled portrait of conscious based Full Moon Rising music who’s real intentions are based on Service (SEVA)….for your mind, senses, and soul when the spirit moves you.
“Repair your own mind.....for the sake of Earth Kind.”