THE SONG "MY LOVE IN BLUE" WAS FEATURED ON THE TV SHOW, "ONE TREE HILL" ON MONDAY, MAY 5TH - CW NETWORK.
The strong songwriting, intricate acoustic guitar, quiet vocals and haunting atmosphere of "Wake of the Moon" recall, most obviously, the work of Nick Drake. Yet the music occupies a space of its own. The vocals and acoustic guitars here are wrapped in a moody swirl - of violins, cellos, hand drums, balalaika, organ, ambient keys and electric guitars - conjuring not only the melancholy folk of artists like Drake but also the ethereal textures of dream pop. Despite the CD's "lo-fi" origins, it is beautifully produced, with inspired arrangements and crystal clear sound. Literate, thoughtful, striking.
For MP3s and further information about "Wake of the Moon," visit www.wakeofthemoon.com.
Listener comments about "Wake of the Moon":
"I was truly blown away from the first second I put it on. It's brilliant ... you have created a great original sound. There is a beautiful tenderness in the music. The mixing and the playing are fantastic." - Daniel Miau
"I must say what a project! Over the past week I have listened to 'Wake of the Moon' 6-8 times on my portable player, in the car. It has grown on me like a (good) fungus ... Now, tonight I put it into the stereo and listened with headphones, 2x. Yikes, oh man, hauntingly beautiful." - Kevin Klingberg
"Your CD is outstanding! 'Wake of the Moon' has quickly become one of my favorite 'chill out' CDs ... the orchestration is brilliant. If you listen really closely there is a lot going on in each of the songs but it is never done in a manner that sounds busy: each part adds perfectly to the mood ... I think my favorite tune right now is 'Glide' ... I can't get over the electric guitar on that song. It's playing in my head constantly! The sound on your CD is wonderful as well ... Anything I fail to mention in this e-mail is only a result of there being so many good things on the CD that I can't possibly mention them all ... The perfect way to experience 'Wake of the Moon' (in my opinion): kicking back on a warm summer evening on the front porch with some candles and a couple of real good beers. I intend on doing that!" - Doug Malorny
"My friend recently played me your album, and I'm absolutely crazy about it! Admittedly, we first became interested in your music because of the Nick Drake comparisons and links, but I really feel that you have your own voice ... your songs have a style that is very personal and an atmosphere that is unique." - Joshua Cohen
"A crystal clear production, excellent guitar playing and a haunting violin adding extra flavors. Songs like 'Let It Go,' 'My Love In Blue' and 'Caught Up In The Show' deserve to be heard by many. CD-rack position: between Nick Drake and J.J. Cale." - Mikael Ledin