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5 stars Today the "trademark release" of Enine is the debut studio full-length album "The Great Silent", released in 2018 by the Moscow label ArtBeat Music. But about two and a half years have passed since the release of this beautiful disc! During this time, the collective has released several singles that "marked" the movement of the ensemble towards world music. Now the musicians began to call their style "shaman prog", and this is no coincidence. "Moonmadness" is a "special case". This single released early this Autumn. The style is different from the "path" that the band has followed in recent years. Perhaps that is why, according to the press release, this single will not be included in the ensemble's upcoming second studio full-length album. In "Moonmadness" world music elements are almost absent, and the space rock/symphonic prog guitar and keyboard interplays dominate. Musical events in the composition change many times, an ending is unexpected, and the feeling of anxiety and mystery remains all the time. Bass, keys (mainly with organ sounding), or electric guitar come to the fore from time to time. Listening to "Moonmadness" is like making a trip to the secret branches of the Cosmos, either in your own soul, or somewhere else. After multiple "listens" this track grows on me. I can add that the composition is almost perfectly recorded and mixed. The single reveals new facets of the talents of Enine's musicians. Highly recommended!
felonafan | 5/5 |


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