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Moon Safari


Symphonic Prog

3.92 | 316 ratings

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Silent Knight
4 stars If there's something here that amazes me, is the deep sense of melody those guys have - It is the kind of progressive rock i love: great melodies, pop sensibility and enough complexity without being exaggerating, perfect musicianship, and for Moon Safari, an ace in their sleeves - their vocals... Two lead singers and a layer of good backing vocals is a big advantage, indeed. As for this album...well, it is one of the best of the last years, that's for sure. I like the optimism of their music coming as a breath of fresh air, in a very depressing age, giving pure hope and smile. Many influences of the past spread all over the album ,filtered through Moon Safari's quite unique form - Kansas, Styx, Queen, The Beatles, a little bit of Gentle Giant, Abba, their compatriots, are some of them that I have noticed (I am not so sure but my ears are getting and some bits of Bruce Springsteen too!) Highlights are: Too Young To Say goodbye, Mega Moon, Barfly, Diamonds and Sugar Band. Moon Safari are young at age and if they keep up like this, future is very bright for them and i wish everything will come right for them, as well as for everyone of us!

ps: At Mega Moon 1:25 to 1:29, Petter Sandstr├?┬Âm, i think, sounds like David Byron, same hue...

Silent Knight | 4/5 |


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