"This is a breathtaking tapestry of uncommon beauty."

Chicago Tribune

The album spent several weeks in the Billboard World Music top ten and outsold everything else on the label in the USA.

For people who remembered Chandra from ‘Monsoon’, she had made yet another extraordinary evolutionary leap, and the resulting live performances were electrifying. Though a single figure seated on an empty stage,

"…she has a voice that will stop you dead in your tracks."

Don Lowe, CU Denver Advocate




After touring the USA with Peter Gabriel’s 1993 WOMAD tour, there followed ‘The Zen Kiss’ and ‘ABoneCroneDrone’. The latter was a daring minimalist strategy to lure the listener out of long accustomed passivity to hear, as Chandra does, the living symphony of harmonics within the simplest of drones.


"Mysterious, provocative and hauntingly beautiful, Chandra’s new album confirms her status as one of the most imaginative musicians working today."



Jon Woodhouse, Mani News


As with all Chandra’s solo work there were no singles and each of the albums was signed to Real World as a one-off.

Chandra has sold over a quarter of a million albums in the last five years, which has vindicated the riskiness of her approach. ‘Moonsung — A Real World Retrospective’ features some of the best of her work on Real World, including two new and previously unreleased tracks, and is a fine introduction to the world of this unique and innovative artist.

"A woman working out on the boundaries of the possible."

Johnny Black, Q