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by Joe Moe

MAINLAND is a bittersweet, Hawaiian-laced confection. The 1st solo effort from vocalist Joe Moe, a post-modern crooner of the highest order. MAINLAND features appearances by notable guest artists Van Dyke Parks, Ogre (Skinny Puppy) and others.
Genre: Avant Garde: Avant-Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Aria (The birds don't owe)
3:39 $0.99
2. Car on a Hill
3:35 $0.99
3. The Green Shade
3:41 $0.99
4. Lotus Festival
3:10 $0.99
5. Cowboy
4:07 $0.99
6. Dark and Wrinkled
3:57 $0.99
7. The Married Men
3:56 $0.99
8. Ravine
3:56 $0.99
9. Talkin' in Your Sleep
3:39 $0.99
10. Mosque of Bones
4:38 $0.99
11. Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u
5:15 $0.99
12. An Earth Song
1:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joe Moe's MAINLAND is filled with often curious, always beautiful songs and amazing musicians and artists including Van Dyke Parks, Dylan Hostetter (Chanticleer), Ogre (Skinny Puppy) and many others. MAINLAND was arranged and produced by Cheez Masheen (Michael Webster, Marc Doten and Brian Woodbury).

"Joe Moe is descended from Hawaiian music royalty - grandson of pioneers Louisa and Pulu Moe and grandnephew of Rose and Tau Moe. Hawaiian traditional and pop culture strings the songs on this debut solo album into a melodic lei of Cinerama scope. Similarly, the magical pull of the island homeland threads through the lives of Southern California's large Pacific-Islander community living in the shadow of that ersatz Mauna Loa, Disneyland's Matterhorn. Former lead singer of a number of experimental SoCal ensembles such as The Native Shrubs of the Santa Monica Mountains, Joe Moe's musical 'ohana here includes high priests of contemporary music of the American southwest. Farther west. Keep paddling." - John Goss (cd liner notes)

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Max C

Joe Moe's MAINLAND is very enjoyable.
Joe Moe's sings from a varied songbook. The ones heard on this CD are playful and imaginative, wistful and regretful, joyful and loving.

My favorite tracks were "Cowboy," "Lotis Festival," and his cover of The Roches' "The Married Men."

I play this CD from time to time, but often in the summer, in my car's CD player. Perfect "drivin'-around-in-the-oh-so-bright-day" music!

John C Stoskopf

Mainland - Joe Moe
An eclectic musical journey with Joe Moe's melodic voice at the heart of it serving as your trusted guide. Come out of the cold and enjoy his warmth.

Arlene Domkowski

It's an amazing CD. Everyone told me you had a great voice, but I had yet to hear it myself.

My top three are Married Men, Birds Don't Owe and Talkin in Your Sleep- I've heard that one a thousand times and you have me hearing it in an entirely new way.

I have a hard time picking my favorite, but

Earl Roesel

Verisimilitude Is the Spice of Life
Drawing upon his unique outlook as a movie-mad youngster all too eager to trade his island paradise for the glittering allure of Hollywood, and knowing all too well the tempestuous ride from one end of that rainbow to the other, Joe Moe has crafted a symphony of compellingly beautiful contradictions.

Mainland is a starry-eyed vision of beauty and laughter; it is also the heartfelt paean of one who has paid many dues on the long road to personal fulfillment. It is, in a word, human. Sample a track at random and prepare to be taken on a journey through every dream you‘ve dared to dream, each heartbreak you‘ve always regretted.

It’s all here: the jaunty (The Married Men) and the wistful (Ravine), the awestruck (The Green Shade) and the haunting (Dark and Wrinkled). You’re never quite sure what you’ll get next, but whatever it is, you can be sure it betokens the twin virtues of truth and beauty…the very definition of art.

The highest recommendation of this humblest of critics is hereby bestowed upon Mainland and its inestimable auteur. Aloha indeed.

Sean Fernald

A Breath of Fresh Air
All you need to enjoy this album are two ears and a heart. I love "Mainland."

Debbie Painter

Joe Moe's Mainland
I always knew Joe had a marvelous voice and it is in fine form for "Mainland". The best selections, to me, are "The Green Shade", "The Birds Don't Owe" and "Car on a Hill". There is a bit of everything for all tastes.

C. Cutler

Made my year
"...counterintuitive melody contours, cornering-on-one-wheel harmonies, shifts from tortured to clear pop figures on a dime; well crafted, well played...songs and arrangements this good are rare as hen's teeth. it quite made my year."