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Moon Safari


Symphonic Prog

3.54 | 202 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars I just can't bring myself to give MOON SAFARI's debut 3 stars. People know I prefer dark and heavy music, but I can certainly enjoy music that's on the lighter side as well. I just can't get past the higher pitched vocals combined with that light and poppy sound. The harmonies with lots of acoustic guitar and piano are just too much for me. Too much sugar !

"Doorway" opens with acoustic guitar, piano then harmonica as vocals join in. It picks up after 1 1/2 minutes. We get some sampled mellotron with piano and the birds are singing. Everybody is happy. "Dance Across The Ocean" features mellotron before acoustic guitar and piano join in. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in. Mellotron 6 1/2 minutes in followed by vocal melodies then organ.

"A Sun Of Your Own" starts out well with piano and organ, it's quite pastoral. Acoustic guitar and vocals eventually join in and it goes downhill from there. "We Spin The World" has some good organ after a minute. A calm with vocals after 4 minutes. It's heavier a minute later. Not a fan though. "Beyond The Door" opens with piano. Vocals after 1 1/2 minutes with harmonies. Too poppy.

A light and pleasant album that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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