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MOONBABIES

Planet X

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.01 | 119 ratings

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andympick
5 stars Just as they put warning labels for parents in stores just to attract the spoiled, musicaly uneducated and overall pretty unsophisticated generation to listen more crap, MoonBabies should display a label "For true lovers of total music only"....

All the other reviewers pretty much said all the good/not so good about this phenomenal output of first-class musicians; I just wanna put my five cents in because I truly admire each and every member of this unit and what they have created here. What amazes me the most is with what ease and clarity the music here is performed. I have seen Tony MacAlpine and Billy Sheehan in action with Steve Vai and I am well aware what these two are capable of; I haven't had a chance to see Virgil and Derek live although Iam big a fan of both. But even knowing how great and gifted musicians they all are did not prepared me for this amazing array of spectacular melodies, rhytms/time signatures and virtually 4-D music. The ease with which Sherinian and MacAlpine can change musical colors without breaking a sweat and still give each song it's own personality just astounds me. Virgil Donati is master of his instrument, tying everything together in like perfectly formed spider web. If there is a weak spot on this album, I can't find it. About the time signatures played here: I actually think that they put their heads together and said 'hey, can we actually make a song with this and that time signature which is going to sound flawless and great to whoever listens to it?' To me these time signatures are in perfect synchronicity with their hearts as the music pumps like one. I'm sorry but this stuff makes me move, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, ladies, too - my women friend has become a Planet X fanatic.

Very complex, yet very pleasant to ear at any level, loud or low. Very well produced sound, clarity at this stage of skills is absolutely essential for a positive feedback. Sounds great with headphones on, too! Top notch production which deserves nothing but five stars.

andympick | 5/5 |

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