I'm really enjoying living in Bristol again and am now 10 tracks into recording my second album At The Healing Tree which will be released early in 2013. I love the recording process and working with my producer Richard Bloom at Chapel Studios, Bristol.
I wrote and recorded enough songs to release my first album Full Circle in February 2008. Many of my songs originate from African drum rhythms which I've studied and enjoyed for many years.
....."Intelligent, beautifully crafted songs"- Bristol Venue
....."It's good stuff and should go down really well in the acoustic music scene happening in Bristol currently........A fine album" Gary Smith - Bristol Uncovered BBC Radio Bristol.
....."Soulful, melodic and chilled, Chandra Moon's album 'Full Circle' rests on slick, uncluttered production boasting some enchanting vocals backed by dreamy strings, classical guitar, double bass and woodwind....
...."If you like KD Lang, Ryan Adams or Morcheeba, this may well be an album for you" - Bristol Rocks.
My album Full Circle can be downloaded or bought as a hard copy from CDbaby (see link) and is very inexpensive for 12 beautifully produced tracks.
I've also launched two stations here called Over The Moon where I'm adding all sorts of tracks that I personally like and Airspace for ambient and chillout music - hope you enjoy them!
This song is about the amazing things we can do in dreams or when the soul is released from the body. Here's a mastered version. Hope you like it.
Before You Were Born
This is a crazy reggae song about taking LSD in the seventies - I'm not recommending it - quite the opposite but I don't regret it! Here's a mastered version with more bass. Hope you like it.
At The Healing Tree
I wrote this song after an amazing hopi ear candle session - it speaks of childhood memories, ghosts and Africa. It will almost certainly be the title track of my upcoming new album. Mastered version.
Through The Fingers Of Your Hand
This is a new recording of this song about losing your creative flow, feeling time is passing uselessly instead of creatively. A phase I went through when I tried living in the countryside. Mastered version.
No Friend Of Mine
This is a song I wrote in 2008 about a very good of friend of mine who suddenly turned on me for reasons unknown. We've never reconciled and I still don't know why. Mastered version March 2013.
Rain, Rain It Poureth Down!
This song was inspired by a West African rhythm which is similar to a lot of folk music. The time signature is 7/8 but feels more like 12/8 as it's all in triplets! I wrote the lyrics in 2007 after terrible floods in the UK and devastating floods in Kenya. Although the tune seems happy, the message is serious.I was delighted that Jo May agreed to play the bodhran and spoons on this track with Paddy Uglow on the fiddle. It reached #1 in all genres here for several weeks! Mastered version.
I wrote this simple love song about my lovely man. Mastered version. Hope you like it.
Five Years Ago
This is my most bluesy track - about not letting go of a relationship you know should be over by now! Mastered version March 2013.
This weird and spooky song is about the awful tricks your own mind plays at night to keep you awake! Mastered version.
This was one of my earliest songs which didn't get recorded on the first album. Hope you enjoy this new mix.
Sit Here Dreaming
The cries of seagulls which I've tried to emulate in the instrumental break was what inspired me to write this tune.... did well in the blues chart here at IAC.
Can't Touch The Sky
Was #1 Song on Folk/Acoustic/Americana New Songs Chart for several months. The guitar picking for this song is inspired by an African drum rhythm which got stuck in my head and developed into this track.
I wrote this song after the Boxing Day Tsunami 2004. The more recent events in Japan brought all the memories back again. It's the title track of my first album.
This song is about somehow overcoming your fear and just going for it!
Clear As A Dream
A dreamy song to chill to - about fond memories of love and friendships old and was #1 in genre (Ambient) for about six months in 2011!
A song of retribution by a woman on a man - a completely true story - I really did burn his rocking horse!
When It Ends
Trying to stay as friends after a relationship has finished. Enjoy Richard Bloom's great guitar solo in the instrumental break! This one was on the KIAC Hitline for several months and is now climbing the charts - Thanks!
Twice A Year
This song is about only seeing your father twice a year as a child - it's not really a sad song but people always think it is!
Haven't Known You Very Long
This one's about those early days when you first meet someone special!
Over So Quick
A song about the speed life is whizzing past!!
People of This Earth
This spiritual song is all about equality and peace which I believe in passionately.
I wrote this song on a visit to Australia to see my spiritual teacher
This is another track with Moriba Kuyateh on Kora (African harp) with his kora student Sean Gaskell. Plus Chandramoon on flute and Moussa Sylla on Bolon (African bass)and Chris Diallo on shaker.
This song is from The Gambia and the Kora is played by Moriba Kuyarteh and I'm playing the flute.
This is a recording of Moriba Kuyarteh on Kora with Chandra Moon on Flute at Sandele Ecolodge, Kartong, The Gambia.
Foday Kabar (Live jam session)
Live jam session of traditional Mandinka song played in the Gambia - Moriba and Sean - Kora Chandra Moon - Flute, Moussa Sylla - Bolon
6/3/2012 12:26:40 AM
Hello Chandra, loved the music I've heard so far on this page. Really liked full circle and rocking horse - really awesome retro sound to full circle, my fave so far. I find it very evocative. Will get back to hear more soon. Really liking your vocals on the tracks I've heard so far by the way. Keep it up, it's all worth it :) Cary
6/2/2012 2:20:26 AM
Hello Chandra! Great to hear your music again and what a nice community this is. Can't wait to hear your new album!
5/30/2012 5:43:43 AM
Easy is a lovely song Chandra. gentle ethereal feel to it. I hope it plays in one of my dreams...
5/19/2012 3:11:59 AM
I am totally IN LOVE with your music!!! Please keep it coming, I cant wait to hear more :)
5/16/2012 4:55:02 AM
Just listened to Easy. What at amazing song! It's just gorgeous. Is it available for download anywhere yet? I just love everything about this tune Chandra.
3/28/2012 2:10:42 PM
Thank you so much Chandra for dropping by Debbie's page and leaving such a heartfelt comment. This music is my way of keeping Debbie's memory alive, and to know that her words are touching people and providing solace to those who never met her is so important. x Cary
1/24/2012 1:47:36 PM
Thank you for stopping by my page Chandra. Wishing you all the very best in 2012.
12/31/2011 5:37:37 AM
Happy New Year Chandra! Wishing you a fantastic 2012 filled with musical success and good health.
12/25/2011 1:00:50 PM
Thanks for your kind comment and adding our song to your station.
We wish you a merry X'mas and Happy Holidays!
12/18/2011 9:18:27 PM
I just really dig your vibe :o). Lovely compositions executed beautifully, Peace JM
11/16/2011 4:40:12 AM
Absolutely BRILLIANT from the Heart music from Chandra...LISTEN:) Chandra's words describing 'CLEAR AS A DREAM' are Perfectly, and for me, easy to relate to. A dreamy song to chill to - about fond memories of love and friendships old and new Currently #1 in genre (Ambient) since 4/9/2011! Thanks for keeping this track at #1 in genre for so long - I appreciate my lovely listeners! peace, rich.
11/2/2011 5:18:29 PM
Some nice chilled out moments on your album - found myself getting sucked in. Sweet. Keep it up
11/2/2011 9:50:23 AM
Chandra, I find your music reaches down deep within me. May you always keep that musicial fire aglow, I, like many love you. Happy days!
10/23/2011 1:44:01 PM
Thanks for the comment!
9/8/2011 12:46:27 PM
Chandra - Through The Fingers of Your Hand will be amazing with sitar and tabla - and the raw video is charming and spellbinding -
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