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MOONBABIES

Planet X

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.01 | 119 ratings

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Chris88
5 stars There are very few albums which,in my mind, have completely changed how I percieve and even write music. Every song from moonbabies to ignotus per ignotium is perfect.

Moonbabies, is the opener of the cd and is one of the most complex songs on the cds. It gives a good overview on what is comming up and showcases everyones talent.10/10

The Noble Savage, starts off with a very impressive improvised solo by Tony Macalpine over Billy Sheehans bassline. Then the songs takes a turn to the heavier side becoming more melodic. Some of the most memorable melodies are played in this song.10/10

Ataraxia, This is were Planet X showcases there more fusion related side. A very memorable tune. 10/10

70 Vir, Starting off with a high energy opening riff and progresses to around the same side of ataraxia with a nice jazz/rock feel. The improvised solo and deul in the middle of this song is VERY impressive and knocked me on the floor the first time I heard it. 10/10

Micronesia, Beggins with a very nice sus2nd chord intro by derek and continues into the usual Planet X type of sound. 10/10

Interlude in Milan, A very uneasy feeling track thanks to the 13/16 meter and strange modes used. This song may take your ears a little time to adjust to but after a few listens you beggin to see the direction they wanted to take this song to. Very nice,heavy and fast solos by T Mac and Derek.10/10

Digital Vertigo, Your typical Planet X song but with a very interesting intro 9/10

Ground Zero, Is a tribute to 9/11 and is very well executed. This song was meant to give the listener of uneasyness and confusion AND IT DOES!!!! Virgil shines on this playing a 5/8 and 7/8 poly rythm and tony playing the whole tone scale for added effect. Breathtaking and amazing!!!!!!! 11/10

Midnight Bell, A song not too unlike digital vertigo but different in its own right. This contains one of the heaviest riffs on the cd and progresses to some nice tony and derek solos.

Ignotus Per Ignotium, For me is the highlight of the cd it is very complex but yet melodic. Tonys solo in my opinion is the most beutiful peices ever composed by anyone. 10/10

Overall I think this cd should have debued on the billboard #1 charts and still be there. Its that good. I urge EVERYONE WHO READS THIS BUY MOONBABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris88 | 5/5 |

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