Album Review: Moon Falling Down by Eva Moon & the Lunatics

Album Name: Moon Falling Down
Artist: Eva Moon & the Lunatics
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I’ve really had my fill of “jokey” or novelty type CDs so I kept putting this one on the back burner until I was in a better head space. I reviewed Eva Moon in the past and enjoyed her style. But apparently I have to be in the right mood.

Firstly, I love the cover art: a re-imagining of the children’s book Goodnight Moon. In the one sheet that arrived with the record, there’s a quote:

When my son was little he asked, “Why doesn’t the moon fall down and hit the earth?” I said, “It’s falling all the time. It just keeps missing… as long as you’re good.”

Don’t let the children’s book-looking cover fool you, this music is not for kids. With titles like Brazilian Wax and Snap on Girl you can probably figure that out for yourself.

Moon is an artful writer in both melody and lyrics. Smart and witty, sometimes downright funny. The songs styles include Latin, swing, pop, showtune, even a bit of funky stuff too. Sometimes it seems like the melodies are written simply so that these are songs not poems. But that just makes the listener pay more attention to the lyrics, which are quite clever.

If you’re looking for some adult music to go with your adult beverages give this one a shot. (heh, get it? A shot? Oh I crack myself up.)

Track Listing
1 Mr. ESP
2 Hard For Me
3 Fat Chance
4 Don’t Answer Yet
5 Mista Barista
6 Snap On Girl
7 Boomerang Boy
8 Brazilian Wax
9 Personal Ads
10 Circle of Stuff
11 Moon Falling Down

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