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Under 13 Moons

by Mong-Lan

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"Under 13 Moons," by Mong-Lan
Inspired by New Orleans, the music of the solar system, the intricacies of sound & being, Nature herself, "Under 13 Moons" divulged itself slowly and imperceptibly.

"Listening to Mong Lan's new piano album "Under 13 Moons" — and particularly the second track on the album, "Witness: Sleep's Skin" — in terms of the soul's ever-present breath in both worlds of wakefulness and dreams, the music is one of the more indelibly fragile works of beautiful sound I've ever heard. From the outset these soundflows are fully tuned (in F sharp) to the wellspring of both states of being, the physical state of the sleeper whose mind is awake, and the physical state of the dreamer whose body is asleep. The composition "Witness: Sleep's Skin" is the birth of both, at once, ever-born and ever-continuing, as the fingers alight the keys again and again — neither in search of commingled forces & energies of sound that become notational indices of balance — nor as intercessors of evincing harmonies which, by point of fact, wish to prove that such a relationship between sounds exists. Yet, here it is, a remarkable encounter of sound that enters the celestial dance of wakefulness and dreaming just as it is — sounding the plexus of deep being, whose sum-score becomes the sound of what it already is —before balance — a beingness of music whose breath is infinitesimally, and infinitely, the fragile music of being — neither awake, nor alseep, and the breath of both. A music which tells all, in the no telling, a musicality of sounds that are always ever there-here, the soul's song."--Dave Brinks


released August 2, 2015


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Mong-Lan is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, award-winning poet, writer, visual artist, dancer, and educator. Her music is a search, meditation and exploration of what was, what is, and what will be. Visit: www.monglan.com

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