Upper Galilee, Israel
"Canadian born singer/songwriter Allan Moon released his first full length album Song of the Wind. Although Moon is responsible for most of the recording and instrumentation, the album is credited with some extraordinary personnel: Uri Brauner Kinrot (Boom Pam, Balkan Beat Box, Firewater) on electric guitar and Yogev Samina (Tippa Irie, Alexander O'Neal, Carroll Thompson) as recording engineer.
Song of the Wind stretches across Moons' wide spectrum, his uncompromising lyrical content and the ability to deliver a soft croon and a ballsy roar in the same breath. From the social commentary of Sheep, to the achingly honest Days of Healing, and down into Heartbreak, in which Moon tackles getting stoned, sucking toes and dying. It is the work of a musician who has worked as both poet and artist, and is at once musical, visual and poetic.
Moon's personal odyssey began in the cold urban climate of Toronto and New York City, and landed him by age 16 on the Mediterranean coast, and into the art and English poetry scene of Tel Aviv. At age 21, Moon published Word Felon, a book of poetry filled with the rhythm and inner life of the street, and was followed by Phoetry, a poetry book/gallery exhibition in which his words were combined with mixed media and graphic design to create innovative and expansive modes of expression. During this time, Moon similarly evolved musically, from the saxophone at 13, to the guitar and keyboards at 19, augmenting and accompanying his spoken word recordings. As his focus shifted from poetry to songwriting, his life shifted as well, to the stark, ancient and beautiful Galilee Mountains, where he currently resides. Surrounded by hills and trees rather than city, he dedicates his time to songwriting, recording and collaborating with a wide range of artists and bands, from the newly emerging to the well-established."
Martin "Jukebox" Rubinstein
(May 7, 2008)