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A DOORWAY TO SUMMER

Moon Safari

 

Symphonic Prog

3.49 | 177 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer
3 stars Fine debut album from this interesting Swedish band. Their sound is obviously quite influenced by the pastoral side of Yes. There are lots of acoustic guitars and some excellent harmony vocals. Keyboards parts are also good, but not very outstanding. At first I thought they were a bit too cheesy and mellow for my taste, but after a few more spins I found their music to be actually better than I initially stated. Their apparent simplicity is deceiving. There are lots of subtle arrangements that needs some atention, as any good prog band´s work requires.

With a good production and tasteful arrangements A Doorway To Summer is quite promising. Specially if they outgrow their influences and show more of their own sound (acoustic Yes, Moody Blues, etc.). Highlights are the title track and A Sun Of Your Own. The 24 minut epic We Spin The World is another tune you should listen carefully to fully appreciate its many shifting moods and swings, well crafted instrumental parts and faultless vocals.

A nice surprise.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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