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Moon Safari


Symphonic Prog

4.11 | 457 ratings

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3 stars My first Moon Safari album was the one from 2010, and I was heavily disappointed by their music there: Beach Boys style multi-layered vocals in combination with pleasant, put openly pop tunes sounded as not bad vintage pop songs, but hardly had any relation with progressive rock.

Reading for endless good reviews from band's heavy fans ( strongest band's side is not musical, but their business one - there are not too many info about them in serious musical releases, but their support team just flooded all possible blogs with excellent reviews) , I decided to give the band another chance.

So, my next try was their previous album (it had few good reviews from independent reviewers, not only from fan-boys). First of all, this album is double one, but I listened it all few times. Main opinion - this album is really better,than their next one.

Again, I am far not a fan of keyboards-based simply romantic melodic synth pop music in the key of late Yes (but if compare I really prefer Yes albums from 80-s or 90-s, they at least are professional). So - one thing I found out from this double release: this album is possibly the reason why they are presented on PA at all. Yes, this music is silly but prog (symphonic) rock. But level of musicianship and compositions are still the same - semi-pro band.

I understand,that not everyone like complex compositions and too professional musicianship, some like their music to be very simple and very accessible. But I prefer more professional and less pop-oriented music.

So - 2,5, rounded to 3.

snobb | 3/5 |


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