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Moon Safari

 

Symphonic Prog

4.15 | 385 ratings

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Prog_Rocks
4 stars This album by Moon Safari came as a big surprise for me. I love the Progressive Rock that bands like Glass Hammer, The Flower Kings, Neal Morse and others play. Moon Safari reminds me of The Flower Kings. Moon Safari can produce beautiful harmonies, melodies, and choruses just like The Flower Kings.

Overall this album is a long one, double album, and features many long songs; featuring one almost 32 minute epic. The music is not heavy, but features brilliant piano/keyboard playing and the vocals are very enjoyable. I have always had a hard time finding a vocalist that fits the music, but Moon Safari have two great vocalist that harmonize with each other constantly, Simon Åkesson and Petter Sandström. Both have great strong vocals.

As for the music I hear lots of Hammond organ, moogs, mellotrons, 6, 12-string acoustic guitars, electric guitars and solid drumming. I found that many of the songs have Hammond organ, and I love that sound. Many of the songs feature some good soloing, but not in excess. Overall the music is soft/acoustic, and features great harmony vocals.

I really enjoy this album. When I need something uplifting with great harmonies and beautiful music I put this album in. I love the song Bluebells, and would consider it the best off the album. Bluebells is the best example of great harmonies, great piano/keyboards, and solid acoustic/electric guitar. I would recommend giving this album a chance. It is long, something like 104 minutes, but after 5+ listening this album has matured for me and it is a relaxing/mesmerizing listen.

Prog_Rocks | 4/5 |

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