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Nov
18
Moulann @ C'est What

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Oct
04
Moulann @ Revival Music Lounge - 783 College Street West (at Shaw)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aug
24
Moulann @ Just Desserts - Yonge and Wellesley

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Press


"Rising talent Moulann stole the show with her rendition of "Kiss From A Rose" and her original songs..." - Excalibur (York University Student Paper)


"What does Moulann bring to the table? Talent, beauty, and music all in one." - GodsofMusic.com


"Moulann is a 22-year-old music sensation who can write, sing and play the piano. Moulann delivers a combination of pop, rock and electronica with smooth vocals and an alluring voice that drags you in and keeps you there..."
"...Making a connection with your audience is the key to success. It’s time music lovers made a connection with Moulann." - YBFree.com (An Alternative Entertainment E-Zine)


"Our favourite new vocalist! Toronto's MOULANN has an amazing singing voice that spans across the ages.
(and, she also plays the piano!)"
- New Music Canada


"..the album showcases her talent for writing melodic, catchy hooks, matched with emotional lyrics. Her voice shines ..." - Bambooda Webzine


"A pleasant surprise that dropped into the site one day turned us on to the music of Moulann. If her beauty didn't catch your attention....wait until you hear her music and her voice. A true treasure in the musical world." - Writersblock.com


"Moulann Chang has one of those voices that instantly hook you into her world. Her magic on Bjork's "Heirloom" haunts me..." - Excalibur (York University Student Paper)


"...Premier Dalton McGuinty hosted the 5 th Annual Chinese New Year Banquet.... With entertainment provided by the internationally acclaimed singer Moulann, this big-ticket event, one of the largest celebrations of Chinese-Canadian culture was a resounding success."
- Ontario Liberal Party eNews


In a re-release and newly titled CD of her "Introspective" release, Moulann brings an hauntingly melodic vocal style to upbeat dance beats and innocent lyrics that showcases this 22 year old's ability to do music right on "Introflective." Lyric topics include young love, going out dancing, and just being stressed out from the day-to-day activities of life. Young topics, yes, but Moulann has a sense of maturity in her voice that brings an experience to the lyrics that can make every listener relate. The music is reminescent of Vienna Teng but with a stronger backbeat. Definitely a singer/songwriter to keep an eye on in 2004 and beyond. - AA Rising Reviews 4/5 Stars


Toronto singer-songwriter Moulann has graciously made her B-side tracks available online to eager fans across the world. Moulann's three unreleased songs, which "didn't fit in stylistically" with those on her début album Introflective, are nonetheless among her best: “ On the Go” is a jazzy, sophisticated tune about urban life, while Gravity features beautifully penned lyrics comparing the sun, earth and moon to human love triangles. Listen to her uplifting, soulful tracks at www.moulann.com. - Ricepaper - Asian [arts] Canadian [culture]


Discography

Spirals and Mazes (September 2006)
3 Songs Digital EP (February 2005)
Unplugged EP (October 2003)
Introflective (June 2003)

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Bio

In a stunning litany of sophisticated yet accessible songs, Toronto-based singer/songwriter Moulann channels her effervescent creativity into themes of love, hope, longing and loss – and a requiem for the death of a favorite pair of blue jeans.

One her second full length CD release, Spirals & Mazes, orchestral sonic wizardry, courtesy of producers Adam King, Adam Messinger, and Mark Pellizzer, frames her warm, confiding vocals with world-class productions and eloquent arrangements. Searching a twilight sky for the soul of a friend in “The Train,” comparing two lovers to stars, one of whom “sucked the other’s helium,” in “Supernova” or evoking the transient lure of attraction in the lines, “it’s so easy to confuse the rush with the real thing,” in “What is Love,” her songs reveal the heart and soul of an evolving young woman who understands the value of strong singable hooks. “Even though I’m harmonically indulgent at times, I keep the melodies accessible because I realize that in the end I’m still making pop music,” she qualifies.

Like many Asian kids, Moulann, a first generation Canadian, was raised to revere the music of the deceased European masters. She wasn’t permitted to listen to anything pop until she was 14, and even then it was only Mandarin pop from Taiwan. With the new millennium, she began going out to see live music in Toronto, permitting a wide range of influences to infiltrate her writing. “I’m totally clued out when it comes to any pop music before the mid-Nineties. I heard ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for the first time last summer,” she says. But it could explain the elusive elements in her songs that make music journalists stumble over their metaphors. “I think that's where my deprivation came in handy,” she notes. “People can’t pinpoint what I sound like!”

Meeting an accomplished producer (Adam Messinger) during university introduced her to the alchemy of the recording studio, where she spent three years slowly experimenting to create Introflective, the outpouring of songs that was to become her first album. As cathartic and crucial as this milestone was to her artist’s journey, Moulann didn’t perform this material live. “There were a lot of sad, depressing and self-pitying songs,” avows the songstress. Still, with virtually no press or publicity, the release sold out of its initial pressing: testimony to the power of the World Wide Web.

Taking a respite after the album’s birth, she retreated into various pursuits, from completing school to rediscovering Bach, and “battling a mild addiction to bubble tea.” But something even more intoxicating was rising to the surface, a dazzling cycle of new material. “I started writing in the style that was more reflective of my live sound. In my head, this album is really my debut –it reflects where I am musically right now.”

She explains that all the songs in Spirals & Mazes were written in response to a personal search. “Whenever I felt an emptiness, I used music to fill the void: whether it’s about love, or loss of life, or not being able to find the right pair of jeans.” Oh yes, those pants. In “Baby Blue Hip-Huggin’ Jeans” Moulann mourns the loss of her beloved faded denim as she sings, “as a team, we made strangers honk their horns.”

As a cutting edge singer/songwriter, Moulann’s seductive voice and melodies contrast perfectly with her sharp lyrical narratives. Self-effacing, joyous, and remarkably candid: Moulann’s gift is in taking the most ordinary moments and illuminating them into sparkling soundscapes of wonder and magic.

To hear a few songs from Spirals and Mazes, please visit:

http://www.myspace.com/moulann