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3.55 | 84 ratings | 6 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Awakened (7:52)
2. Angels' Hidden Plan (6:57)
3. I Call My Soul (4:11)
4. Icarus (Full Moon 2) (6:09)
5. Empty Lines (6:31)
6. Night Sky (6:09)
7. Feeling Like I Lost My Mind (6:56)
8. The Greatest Miracle (13:18)

Total Time 57:58

Line-up / Musicians

- Kamil Konieczniak / keyboards, electric & acoustic guitars, bass, loops, composer, co-producer
- Marcin Kruczek / guitar
- Dareiusz Rybka / saxophone
- Grzegorz Jakieła / drums

- Łukasz Gałęziowski / vocals
- Paweł Kuźmiczyn / bass (7)

Releases information

Artwork: Łukasz Konieczniak

CD Lynx Music ‎- LM 51 CD-DG (2009, Poland)

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MOONRISE Soul's Inner Pendulum ratings distribution

(84 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
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Review by b_olariu
3 stars Moonrise from Poland and their second album from 2009 Soul's inner pendulum. Well what we have here is a melodic release with plenty of neo prog passages combined with crossover elements, the result is an ok album, but nothing more. The problem is that this album is to mellow for my taste, ok has some more edgy arrangements coming from the guitarist, who done a good job overall, but fail completly to impress me. To much time the passages sounds the same, the piece beggins mellow and slowly and then turns at the end of it in some guitar solo piece, not bad but far from being intresting. The neo prog atmosphere is present but is very accesible kind of neo, without complicated moves and arrangements. Overall the word decent is best I can describe this release, is ok most of the time, but far and I mean far from being an excellent album, the cover art is better then the music. 3 stars hardly.
Review by apps79
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3 stars After his debut was warmly received, Kamil Konieczniak decided to work on a sophomore album, this time though forming a regular band.Lukasz Gall would be again part of the project, but only as a guest appearance on vocals.The new Moonrise, besides Konieczniak, officially consisted of Grzegorz Jakiel on drums, Dariusz Rybka on sax and an experienced Marcin Kruczek, who played guitar around the time with Mindfields and Nemezis.The new album, released again on Lynx in 2008, was entitled ''Soul's inner pendulum'', with Konieczniak handling all keyboards, bass and some guitar parts.

The formation of Moonrise had dramatically changed with the addition of the new members, the general style was not with Konieczniak being the main composer of the project.''Soul's inner pendulum'', exactly like ''The lights of a distant bay'' twists around the softer side of Progressive Rock, mixing the smooth Polish Neo Prog with spacey and orchestral overtones.The music remains well-crafted and quite calm with long GILMOUR-esque electric solos combined with delicate acoustic passages and Gall offering his always mature and emotional voice to the compositions.Plenty of atmospheric Mellotron parts and extended piano lines add the appropriate depth to the lyrical content, while the synthesizers have more of a cosmic and trippy feeling in a FLOYD-ian mood.The pieces are pretty easy-listening with lovely melodic lines, but rarely do they get off the ground for more bombastic and dynamic explosions.It kinds of remind of the music of MILLENIUM or even SATELLITE as Konieczniak's basic guides, drawing inspirationS that start from the atmospheric music of PINK FLOYD, flirt with the lyrical tendency of MARILLION and borrows the melodic part of modern Polish Progressive Rock.

A nice album for fans of atmospheric and melodic Neo Prog, that hides much more than you can listen at the first spin.Well-arranged and executed material, that works well both as background music and as a proper listening.Recommended.

Review by Warthur
3 stars This is one for those of you who like the idea of taking neo-prog textures and compositional approaches (including guitar tones more than a little reminiscent of Marillion's Steve Rothery) and then making things mellow. Indeed, I suspect this album will prove to be rather polarising amongst listeners; there'll be some who find its laid-back, relaxing tone to be extremely pleasant, whilst others may find themselves bored and wondering when on Earth something is going to actually *happen* on these compositions. I didn't realise neo-prog bordered on new age relaxation music, but Moonrise seem to have found the dividing line between the two, and whilst I can appreciate that it is an interesting experiment in that respect I can't see myself returning to this album especially regularly.

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3 stars In 2008 we could enjoy Polish formation Moonrise its debut CD entitled The Lights Of A Distant Bay, led by multi- instrumentalist Kamil Konieczniak with a contribution of Lukasz Gall (from other Polish band Millenium) on vocals. The next year Moonrise released a second album entitled Soul's Inner ... (read more)

Report this review (#2047723) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This is the kind of prog music I really adore. The overall atmospheric vibe is very pleasing and I really enjoy the voice of Lukasz Gall from Millenium (another Polish band). The solos on guitar and saxophone are really outstanding and add a nice flavour to the music. The main man of this b ... (read more)

Report this review (#964982) | Posted by Kingsnake | Saturday, May 25, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars As as already been mentioned in the bands summary, this is music that will undoubtedly please the neo-prop fans; lush guitar solos, melody to behold, with the end result that your mind can wonder off to places far away by musical influence. Sounds corny? Maybe yes, but it worked with Dark Side ... (read more)

Report this review (#261166) | Posted by demolition man | Saturday, January 16, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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