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[BLOMLJUD]

Moon Safari

 

Symphonic Prog

4.15 | 385 ratings

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4 stars If happiness were a crime, these guys would definitely be in prison.

Simply put, [Blomljud] is one of those albums that can pull even Oscar the Grouch out of a bad mood. Moon Safari's tight vocal harmonies, splendidly simple melodies, and pleasant tone color choices all make for an album not soon forgotten. Many of the lyrics are inspired by nature: the trees, forests, the sun, and (of course) the moon. In a way, the lushness of the music enhances the lyrics because it, like the lyrics, reflects nature's beauty.

Moon Safari never allow [Blomljud] to get stale or rotten. The instrumental sections are not filled with mindless noodling revealing only technical ability, but rather with masterfully crafted lead lines that both show technical prowess and expose an astute ability to maintain balance. It is clear, then, that Moon Safari is not all about themselves, but rather all about the music: this is certainly rare sight in modern prog. The music is produced at the highest level, and there are no real flaws in this gem.

It is clear from the unmistakable happiness of Moon Safari's music that these men truly love music. It not only is their passion, but it is what makes them happy. In a genre (perhaps even an industry) completely dominated by the likes of angst-filled, hopeless lovers, depressed musicians, and melancholy lyricists, it is a bit of sweet rejuvenation to hear an effort that is not only so well-crafted but also so joy-filled.

4.5 stars! Truly an Excellent addition to any prog music collection.

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