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MOTH VELLUM

Moth Vellum

 

Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 70 ratings

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Hang10
5 stars I really do enjoy this musical and accessible album. The gorgeous guitar lines are reminiscent of Steve Howe at times and Danny Gatton at others while the keyboards remind me of Peter Bardens providing soundscapes for Andrew Latimer's guitar discussions on the best of Camel's music.

Let the Race Begin is of the of the Steve Howe/Peter Bardens genre. An epic musical statement using all the prog signatures in the book: time and key changes, sweeping synths and really great soaring vocals. Really an impressive first song for one's catalog.

Whalehead is great. Nice acoustic guitar and piano with vocal and musical hooks that could almost be a better grade of alternative. However, mixed in with this acoustic journey are the classic tones of what sounds like a Fender Telecaster a la Brent Mason.

Salvo starts with a salvo. Great drums! Great vocals too against ever changing time signatures and aggressive guitar and keyboards. Switching gears then into a spacy vocal backed up with very adventerous music. Bass is great here and supports the song beautifully. Slide guitar fits right in and brings me into a Porcupine Tree state of mind. Using the word great a lot here.

Against the Suns is my favorite selection. Moody and dark arpeggio chords and a very strong vocal. Sounds a little like Sean Lennon's Into the Sun album. Chorus gives me goosebumps it's so musical and melodic. Really impressive songwriting and execution. I love listening to this song.

Cool guitar harmonics and a little sax opens Walk it Off, CD101.9 anyone? Just kidding but kinda jazzy with really great falling keys. I never could play this stuff. Moves into a stone fusion mode with some cool synthesiser. Vocals then highlight the song and here's the definite Sting comparison, jazzy and clear. Bass is strong in this tune too and overall it's...well great.

Against the Sun Reprise continues the journey started two songs ago. Smart to bring back such lush musicality and melody. This is why I love prog so much, the music wraps around you and compels your full attention. Oh my, with all of that here comes that genius Tele guitar work again, wow!

Great stuff Moth Vellum. I'll be looking for your next album and thanks for making such great music, I'm a fan and I'm giving this one five stars I love it so much. .

Hang10 | 5/5 |

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