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Moon Safari - Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteċ Serenade CD (album) cover


Moon Safari


Symphonic Prog

4.73 | 136 ratings

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5 stars Or is this as good as it gets?

Well, I was contacted by a fellow Safarinaut to write a review about this magnificent EP, as I have given it a 5 star rating, but with no explanation why. I think mostly it was because of my horrible penmanship but I'll give it another whirl for my favorite epic.

Yes, my favorite epic. I may be stoned for that but I'll risk it; I am now writing this more than a year after the release of this music and I still believe this epic is the best I have ever heard. Why? Because of how beautiful it is, as well as its constant flow, and because it does not sound like a 'progressive epic'. I'm not sure that I can convey it properly; this song can sound simplistic, even when it is very complex. I mean, I'm sure it must have been incredibly hard to make this song flow so well, but boy does it do it so well. I am not a musician, so I can't go into the technicality of anything I hear in much depth, but this song makes me say, 'This is amazing' because of how beautiful I find it, not because a solo was amazing (even though the solos are still amazing!). I hope you can understand what I mean.

So, what can I possibly add to what everyone else has said before me? I'm not sure I can add anything, but when a 24 minute long song makes you yearn for more because you didn't want it to end, then you know it's something special. When you keep listening to it constantly, you know it's something special. This is something special to me.

One thing I love about this song is that it really does prove that all you need is one theme to make an epic great. I love how the theme at the beginning of the song is reiterated flawlessly throughout the rest of the track, so much so that you only really notice with repeated listens. I love how relatable the message of the song is to basically anyone who hears it. I love how this song makes me feel when I listen to it, and I don't want to spoil it on you. I love how I'm pulling a 'When Harry Met Sally' here. Basically, I love this song. I hope you pick it up so you can fall in love with it and let it break your heart... in a good way?

At the end of their last epic, Moon Safari asked us, 'What if this is as good as it gets?'. Well, it got better alright, at least in my opinion! This song makes me nod my head to the beat of one part, bounce around to the music at another, and sit back and admire at the next. Is there anything bad about it? Nope, this is a masterpiece, to me at least. So go out and get it, I will be seriously surprised if you don't like it, but in order to fully enjoy it, make sure you have listened to Lover's End, mainly the first and second parts of the title song, as well as Crossed the Rubicon.

So, is this as good as it gets? I severely doubt it, and I can't wait to be amazed again by this outstanding band. You know that I love you guys. You know that it's true!

Huseberry | 5/5 |


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