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A DOORWAY TO SUMMER

Moon Safari

 

Symphonic Prog

3.49 | 168 ratings

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erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer
3 stars Sweden remains a sheer endless source of new and interesting progrock bands, this time they deliver the five piece formation Moon Safari.

They open this CD with the song Doorway, a very pleasant one. It starts slowly and dreamy with acoustic guitar, mouth-organ and vocals, then gradually the sound turns more and more into lush featuring lots of instruments and soli on mouth-organ, synthesizer and electric guitar (great build-up), all supported by mellow organ waves.

Next the track Dance Across The Ocean that contains a fluent rhythm with Minimoog runs (in the vein of Starcastle and Styx) and acoustic rhythm guitar and majestic choir-Mellotron. In between wonderful pieces with classical piano and acoustic guitar, the final part sounds very beautiful with great interplay between the piano and guitar.

Then the dreamy and slow A Sun Of Your Own: it starts with beautiful acoustic guitar and classical piano, followed by a more lush and bombastic sound featuring church-organ and slide-guitar in the final part.

The 'magnum opus' on this CD is the long composition We Spin The World (24 minutes). Despite the long running time it never bores for one second: frequent changes of rhythm and climate and many strong musical ideas like R&R guitar with flute-Mellotron and a fiery guitar solo, accompanied by choir-Mellotron. And we hear many good soli on synthesizer, organ and guitar. The bombastic grand finale delivering choir-Mellotron and howling electric guitar is great, this is Moon Safari at their best!

The last song is Beyond The Door: first classical piano, then choir- Mellotron and slow and bombastic prog with slide-guitar and a wonderful final part with piano and classical guitar.

To me Moon Safari sounds as a strong and very promising progrock band. To be discovered!

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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