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Moon Safari


Symphonic Prog

3.54 | 203 ratings

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2 stars If you ever needed a more tranquil "Yes" experience, softer approach of prog, less intricate than his glorious predecessor, this debut from "Moon Safari" might well be designed for your taste.

I can't really say that it is my cup of tea. Just average music, whose origin is too obvious and much, much more interesting of course. Now, to be honest, I can't really say that the opener "Doorway" is a poor song. It conveys fine and melodic elements and great guitar sounds (thanks Steve). But such weak vocals. They remind me of the poorest "Starcastle" stuff.even if they are trying hard to sound as . (just fill in the blanks).

There is actually nothing wrong here, just that if you're looking for original music, this is not the best entry to start with. Same nice acoustic guitar, keyboards la who you know, and generally weak vocals. The whole combination doesn't look great, does it?

IMHHO, there are many other great Swedish bands to consider. I guess that in terms of "Yes" emulation, you know which one I am talking about.(unfortunately, there won't be great guitar breaks here...).

This album would be a jewel for someone who would land on a desert island in 1968. Of course, that person would need to be somewhat open minded to accept these new sounds. He would have felt in love with these fine vocal harmonies, sweet keyboards line, etc. But when our hero would have been released in 2006, he was told that this album was recorded in 2005 and he couldn't believe his ears.

Just because all of a sudden he had a flash. A band called "Yes" produced such a better music ages ago. And he went up into his room and found "The Yes Album", "Fragile", "Close To The Edge", "Relayer" etc.

From then on, he was never fooled again.

Even if the epic "We Spin The World" has its own good. Of which an excellent instrumental intro. The problem being the vocals. As soon as they enter the scene, the charm is almost over. Flat. Dull. Passionless. Far from the original, aren't we? And to endure this for about twenty-five minutes is quite a difficult exercise.

I rate this album with two stars, maybe because I was the man on the island.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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