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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

Moon Safari

 

Symphonic Prog

4.54 | 110 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars The more Prog (and music in general) you listen, the harder it is to feel pleasantly surprised by something new. Some would say "new", as they would deem Moon Safari's work as 70s nostalgia feverish dream. Not me though, I am Moon Safari's fanboy for almost five years now (their Blomljud reached my hands in late 2008, my first year of intentional Prog listening) and even after hundreds of listens (of mostly Blomljud, but to (not so much) lesser extent also first and last albums), I am not tired of them. Nope, not at all.

So introductions are over, how exactly this album stands in my mind ? As perfectly executed gig with both glamour+solid substance underneath all the polish. It has the good ol' combination of melody+complexity, which is winning combination almost all the time.

Whether you like MS or not, their expertise on their respective kinds of instruments can't be denied. Their approach to melodic element of Prog groundbreaking in context of modern vintage Prog (and there's no denying of this, they're not ashamed and as well shouldn't be, because they're good at what they're doing. Not just that, they're perfect in this respect).

Earlier today, I was listening a bit experimental Avant-like Synth based group. It was fine, I was entertained, I enjoyed the innovative approach (different one), although my musical tastes lie usually elsewhere. But now it's late, I am tired after long day of doin' stuff (you know) and right now, this music is exactly what I need. It helps, it soothes nerves, but still that part of my brain which needs "quality" (one of reasons why I listen Prog) is satisfied too.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this gig is pinnacle of Moon Safari's 8 years effort.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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