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MOON SAFARI started as a figment of our imagination in the late twentieth century. Realized in 2003, we are now casting our first progressive pie of epic proportions, "A Doorway To Summer", into the face of the enlightened world.

Fifteen minutes of rehearsal on a dark February night was all it took to make us feel warm and summery inside. So the following month we entered the local recording facilities in Skelleftea, a small stretch of shoreline in the north of Sweden, and begun scribbling down the blueprint for what would later become a doorway to summer.

The four-track demo recorded that spring was send to Mr Tomas Bodin of the FLOWER KINGS. Our star-struck attitude must have been the convincing factor as he happily agreed to make the long journey north to mix and master the demo in the summer of 2003. The outcome of the collaboration, resulting in great versions of "Doorway" and the booming "Lovely rain", pleased both parties and it was decided then and there that we would record an album, with Tomas himself playing the role of producer.

The band immediately began to gain followers in 2005 with the debut album "A Doorway To Summer." Their ambitions grew with the follow up double album, which included their first epic. As the music evolves MOON SAFARI changes but always maintains their vocal harmony laden, melodic approach to modern Symphonic Prog.

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3.54 | 198 ratings
A Doorway To Summer
4.11 | 449 ratings
3.88 | 397 ratings
Lover's End
3.88 | 282 ratings
Himlabacken Vol. 1

MOON SAFARI Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.66 | 100 ratings
The Gettysburg Address
3.98 | 19 ratings
Live In Mexico

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4.73 | 111 ratings
Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteċ Serenade
5.00 | 4 ratings
The Lover's End Trilogy


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 Blomljud by MOON SAFARI album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.11 | 449 ratings

Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by stefro
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Modern prog has it's fair share of 'cheesemongers', yet there are few as who are as relentlessly upbeat as Moon Safari.

Hailing from Northern Sweden, this youthful symphonic six-piece first appeared in 2005 with debut album 'A Doorway to Summer', which was produced, mix and mastered by one of the band's own icons, Tomas Bodin of The Flower Kings.

Issued through their own label, the album quickly caught the attention of the prog world, and following several mini-tours and festival appearances the group returned to the studio in 2008, almost three years later, to record this follow-up.

Titled 'Blomljud'(also, incidentally, the name of the band's label), this was considered one of the top prog album's of 2008 by a number of publications and, eleven years and four studio albums later, remains in many people's eyes their definitive work.

Some say they are essentially 'Flower-Kings-lite' - think Druid to the mighty Yes - yet others revel in their unashamedly symphonic glow.

And it's that sort of of record, warm, shiny, all yearning solo's and multiple harmonies, and exactly the kind of prog Roine Stolt has been producing since the 1970's.

But despite a perceived lack of originality, one must give Moon Safari their dues.

'Blomljud' features a rich, multi-layered sound, chiming vocal harmonies and an unshakeable happiness, and exudes the same kind of rose-tinted ambience found in the sun-dappled sixties pop of the Bee Gees and The Beach Boys.

The album's key piece is 'Other Half of the Sky', which the band describe as their first 'true' epic, and at over thirty minutes it certainly is epic.

Split into five different chapters, 'Other Half of the Sky' is both overlong and grandiose, yet it features some wonderful instrumental passages, and even allows the band to rock out with some harder edged guitars and booming percussion. However, much of the half-hour piece is taken up by achingly earnest vocals and gloopy synthesized melodies, and the overall sound isn't helped by a surprisingly thin-sounding production.

The album features two more sizeable epics - the fifteen-minute 'Methuselah's Children' and the near-twelve minute 'Bluebells' - alongside further eight tracks, most of which follow the strong symphonic blueprint.

The major problem, bar the length, is the lack of tone and shade, and the neverending, one-note optimism; the music is rarely anything but positive and shiny, and the lack of counter moods begins to detract from the technical expertise of the band. What made Yes so thrilling was the constant shifting from dark-to-light, and what makes the Flower Kings so are the surprising shifts in mood and tempo.

Both are in short supply on 'Blomljud'.

But there is still much to admire.

Technically, the band are excellent, and despite wrapping everything in a glutinous symphonic sheen, the relentless optimism does shine through. At it's best, like on the epic 'Other Half of the Sky', the music is genuinely inspiring.

A complex and lovingly-crafted slice of keyboard-dominated prog with strong pop-rock and AOR elements, those who have the time, and the stamina, may well adore 'Blomljud', and fans of The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, Yes and Starcastle should seek them out.

The Swedes have excelled at making this kind of prog for a long while now, and despite their flaws one, once again, does give Moon Safari their dues: sickly sweet they my be, but they do it damn well.


 Blomljud by MOON SAFARI album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.11 | 449 ratings

Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by Quinino
Special Collaborator Errors & Omissions Team

5 stars My ALL-TIME Greatest #17

Joy, what a joy, double joy, extended joy, 1:45:35 of joy !

Global Appraisal

It's difficult to recall any other band that puts me in so high spirits and on this album they excel in that vein. Happy, sunny, positive, so joyful and supremely well played as you can get. As I read somewhere it's like a marriage between Yes and the Beach Boys, can you imagine?


Five swedish young guys give a masterclass of composing/performing of so higher level that you ask yourself if there is any justice in this world: this music should be on the charts all around the world and as far as I know is scandalously so little recognized, even here on PA.

The ever present vocal harmonies are a must, tasteful and sophisticated, receiving contributions from all the musicians; the album begins with all 5 singing a-capella a short track that appropriately sets the tone for the whole record, very vocal.

Plenty of electronics, keys and effects, don't overshadow the acoustic and in a modern way pastoral general feeling conferred by the presence of guitars, piano, accordion, etc.

 Live In Mexico by MOON SAFARI album cover Live, 2014
3.98 | 19 ratings

Live In Mexico
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by Gerinski
Prog Reviewer

4 stars With Moon Safari having consolidated their shift of sound from the 1970's Symphonic influenced Prog of their beginnings to the more modern style of Lover's End and Himlabacken, this their 2nd live album concentrates completely in this last period's music, not featuring any songs from their 2 first albums. Nothing wrong with it, while some people may find their latest releases a bit too 'poppy', there is a lot of quality and good taste in their recent music, perhaps hidden in the sweet and accessible melodies and arrangements, which need some uninhibited listens to reveal their beauty, and in any case the song selection here focusses on the most Proggy side of it.

The album was recorded during their performance at the Baja Prog Festival and drummer Tobias Lundgren who was at the time expecting a child with his wife was replaced by Mikael Israelsson who does a very good job. The band sounds better live than what I have heard in previous performances, the accumulated experience is showing up, and they seem to be a bit more daring in their playing and singing arrangements. We get 2 songs which were already present in their previous live 'The Gettysburg Address', 'A Kid Called Panic' and 'Heartland' from Lover's End, but for the rest all are songs which had not been released live yet.

The album starts with 'Too Young To Say Goodbye', one of the highlights from Himlabacken, followed by the great 'Heartland', played a bit slower than in the 'Gettysburg' gig. 'Barfly' and 'Mega Moon' from Himlabacken follow, showing the more modern approach with strong Innuendo-era Queen influences. Yes, more 'poppy' but great songs anyway and 'Mega Moon' at nearly 9 minutes can hardly be called a pop song, and the many vocal layers are nicely performed live.

'A Kid Called Panic' was also already included in 'Gettysburg' but it's such a nice song that I don't mind having it again. Then comes one of my favourite songs of Lover's End, 'Crossed The Rubicon', 11 minutes of bliss where they show once more that their multi-vocal talents are not just a thing of the studio. So glad that they have released this great song in a live album.

The closing epic this time is 'Lover's End Part III: Skelleftea Serenade', it's also very nice that they included this wonderful 25 minute piece in the setlist. A proof that Moon Safari are still to be considered as a true Prog band, despite those who may be despising them for becoming too accessible, sweet or cheesy. No Sirs, Moon Safari are a true Prog Rock band, they just do it their own way in the 2010's and that's a good thing. Their music is best enjoyed in studio recordings, but it's nice to hear that they call pull it our nicely in live performances too.

 Lover's End by MOON SAFARI album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.88 | 397 ratings

Lover's End
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars I've told you before that from now on Moon Safari would have a strong relationship with the Akesson family.In 2009 a third Akesson member joined the band, it was Sebastian, who would contribute on vocals and take over some of the keyboard parts for the upcoming album ''Lover's end''.It was some sort of a biograhical concept on the band's timeline from the early beginnings to the point becoming a well-known Prog band.It was released in 2011 on the band's own Blomljud Records.

More or less you should actually know what to expect from a Moon Safari album, with this effort they come as close as it gets to the NEAL MORSE-linked SPOCK'S BEARD years, so do not expect something original, the two bands sound very similar in stylistical terms, especially when Moon Safari insist on displaying sweet polyphonic harmonies throughout the album.But the band's music is still excellent, ranging from THE BEATLES to the classic sound of YES and GENESIS, despite the ultra-clean production organs and Mellotrons are heavily used in Symphonic/Pop Rock arrangements.You won't find any true epic in this album, ''A Kid called panic'' comes close to the 14-min. mark and all other cuts are less than 10 minutes, showing that the band was heading for a different approach on this album.In fact I think this is the most vocal-dominated effort by Moon Safari thus far and all these harmonies come with multiple voices.The instrumental background though is extremely cohesive to say the least, always melodious and delicate but very far from cheesy or accesible, filled with piano, synths, guitars and, wow, those incredible flute strings.You could accuse the band for becoming a bit pompous and too elegant at times, but dramatic tunes and atmospheres are not absent, there are plenty of great symphonic soundscapes in this work, suitable to all symphomaniacs' tastes.

Moon Safari always produced both sweet/elaborate and dramatic music, this one apparently crosses the line towards the more elegant side of the band.Still a very consistent work of Symphonic Pop/Rock with countless interesting instrumental moments and melodies.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

 Live In Mexico by MOON SAFARI album cover Live, 2014
3.98 | 19 ratings

Live In Mexico
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by Nrwhmr

5 stars This, the band's second live album, sees Mikael Israelsson deputising on drums for Tobias Lundgren as they play the Baja Prog Festival.

Like their previous live album, "The Gettysburg Address", the songs are performed in a way that is faithful but not reverential to the original recordings. Whilst the former album showcased the band's live strengths in an admirable way, this new recording shows that they have matured and developed as live performers, as a result of their enhanced gigging experience. This is particularly reflected in the boldness of the arrangements, with the band not afraid to go for a subtle sound in places where others would push the power button.

There are many highlights but especial mention must be given to "cross the rubicon", which is beautifully performed, showing that "powerful" does not have to mean "loud". This song is one of many that demonstrates that the unrivalled vocal prowess of the band is a live, and not just a studio experience.

If you're new to the band, this is not a bad place to start, although it is very difficult to represent the breadth of the band's output even on a double cd.

For UK based proggers, I would recommend catching MS joint headlining with Lazuli at the end of November.

 Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteċ Serenade by MOON SAFARI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
4.73 | 111 ratings

Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteċ Serenade
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by poslednijat_colobar
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Moon Safari ultimate symphonic prog work.

This is their best studio release to date, in my opinion, despite not being studio album, but just EP. Here, in Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteċ Serenade their music evolved to a new level of musicianship and songwriting. The musical ideas are developed and connected to one another with precise musical way. The parts of the composition are varied and intriguing. The progressive pop parts are again here, but they are not static and simplified as in all the studio albums; in Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteċ Serenade they are vivid, powerful and energetic, and you would like to listen to them again and again. The sound and the structure of the composition is developed in the traditions of best symphonic prog epic examples. First and only masterpiece edge for Moon Safari to date!

 Himlabacken Vol. 1 by MOON SAFARI album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.88 | 282 ratings

Himlabacken Vol. 1
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by joaolavelino

4 stars I decided doing this review almost a year after listening for the first time and the first impression of the album didn't quite change. The main factor is the mood of the album. There is sugar? Yes. A lot. But a quite uplifting album is just what i wanted to listen at the time (after the dark Steven Wilson's great album), and by almost a year this is what I feel to listen almost everyday. The album's joyfulness and the playful mood is a combination that could sound a bit childlike, but the richness of the sound and details makes is just tasteful do listen casually tham to listen carefully. The lightness of mood makes it good to fit in different ocasions.

This being the first Moon Safari album that I listened, I was really impressed by the richness of the compositions and the way the album brought to me a lot of different elements that I wanted to listen but not the way I was listening in the last albums I was in touch. The anthemic guitar introduction to Too Much Young To Say Good Bye. A lot of different vocal-focused moments in Kids, Mega Moon Queen'ish sections for instance. And a lot of uplifting mood atmosphere during it all.

The song that can take in a deeper analisys is Sugar Band. As it moves from a soft piano- led melody to a faster paced proggy sound, the song plays with strong vocal interludes and some welcomed breakdowns (like the tasteful guitar solo). The rythmic/melodic drastic change in the middle gives the song the freshness a 9 minute song needs to be enjoying. It's catchy in all the different moments.The final section as strong with the alternance of the gentle solo, the anthemic final vocal section, the string-led section and the delicate final piano part makes a strong album ending.

The rating is based on the concept each number of stars stands for. This is an Excellent adition to any prog ROCK music collection. (if you are about prog metal, for instance, this album can be good as well, but far from essential for your collection).

Personally, It's an 4,5 star rated album, one of the best I've listened, and after listening all of Moon Safari albums I choose the last as my favourite. In a complicated 2013 year this is surely a top tier.

3 Stars - My Little Man 4 Stars - Too Young to Say Goodbye, Red White Blues, Barfly, Kids 5 Stars - Mega Moon, Diamonds Hors Concours: Sugar Band (In my opinion, one of the top songs of the year)

 Himlabacken Vol. 1 by MOON SAFARI album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.88 | 282 ratings

Himlabacken Vol. 1
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by oddworld

5 stars I'm going to give a track by track account of this album, but some tracks will have much more detail than others. This is not to take away from the tracks that don't get as much attention here. This is an extremely solid album, and I love every song on it!!!

KIDS... We are reminded a bit of Blomljud's Constant Bloom in this opener, but with a battle march feel to it. The vocals are so beautiful, and it sets us up for what you already can tell will be a magical album. 'Himlabacken' translates to 'Heaven Hill', a place where they used to play as kids, and if you already know that, as I did, you're sure to get chills when they sing 'Welcome to Heaven Hill'...

TOO YOUNG TO SAY GOODBYE... The intro gets you in the mind of wintertime, with kids sledding down the hill. The bells, Simon's Leslie speaker, the works. Perfectly painted picture, and sounding much like something the Trans Siberian Orchestra could come up with. After that, Pontus comes in with a beautiful theme on lead guitar. Petter sings the lead in this song, and if there is one thing these boys do amazingly well every time, it's put together an unbelievable melody. It's a little laid back, and very, very cool. The chorus is as catchy as ever, and they do some twists and turns with the harmonies as well. This song has one of my favorite guitar solos of the album, delivered beautifully by Pontus Akesson. The outro is all Simon on the piano, and it echoes that guitar melody I spoke of in the beginning of the song, and fades it out. Perfection...again.

MEGA MOON... This song plays out as a musical...very operatic, and although some have compared it to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody...I don't want to. It's got entirely it's own flavor. Of course, there's a catchy chorus, and the instrumental is awesome. All around incredible song.

BARFLY... Puts me in mind of the Beatles in many ways...mostly in the instrumental. The chorus is very, very simple this time, but every bit as catchy as any of the others. Gorgeous, heartfelt slide guitar in this one, too.

RED WHITE BLUES... The intro is very surreal and extremely beautiful. Composed flawlessly. The acoustic guitar break before the second verse is world class. When the singing comes in right after that, you are instantly transported back to that seventies quality sound where the melody and harmonies intertwine so perfectly...I'm thinking maybe Supertamp here? One of my favorite songs on the album.

MY LITTLE MAN... Pontus wrote this for his newborn son, and gave it an old-school country type feel with his guitar. Actually not much to say about this song since it is so simple, but it is upbeat, and lots of fun to listen to. It will make you smile, and you can tell he smiled the whole time he was writing it. Also, a guest appearance of the 'little man' himself on this track ;)

DIAMONDS... Again, although there isn't much I want to say about this song, it's one of my favorites! Just beauty. The lyrics are wise beyond their years, the way Simon sings it is so genuine and gorgeous. Some of the chord changes remind me a bit of Kansas in the Leftoverture years. Fantastic song.

SUGAR BAND... For me, this is 'epic' of the album. To me, epic just means big. And although this song is filled with candy, fantasy, and fairytale-esque themes, it is nothing to be taken lightly. In fact, imagine the first time you saw the Willie Wonka movie as a child. Remember how fantastic and big everything was? Now put all of that into a song, and you have Sugar Band. Beautiful vocal by Simon, the melodies are magical and in the style of a waltz; that is, until the chorus where I feel like I'm on a giant carousel. Before the last movement, the instrumental is the perfect composition to make this album feel like it was a complete show. At one point, the music reminds you of the end of one of those old variety shows where you can almost see credits rolling on a screen. When Pontus introduces his final guitar licks, the sound and the feel will just make you close your eyes and shake your head in absolute love for what the man is playing.

OVERALL... One thing we've come to expect from Moon Safari is the perfect marriage of infectious melodies and stunningly gorgeous harmonies. This album does not disappoint in that aspect. The instrumentation is stellar, they have seriously upped their game as far as the actual playing of their instruments. They keep going to new places musically, each time accomplishing tasteful, memorable works of art, and never losing sight of what makes them as great as they are. Very, very well done, boys.

 Himlabacken Vol. 1 by MOON SAFARI album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.88 | 282 ratings

Himlabacken Vol. 1
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Well, after so many fantastic new releases in 2013, I guess on ehad to be disappointing, even if just slightly disappointing. Please don´t get me wrong: Moon Safari´s most recently work is far from a weak album. The main problem is that, after producing two studio masterpieces and a terrific double live album in a row, you began to create maybe an unrealistic expectation towards this band. That´s the feeling I get.

Ok, the album starts very well with a short vocal dominated introduction (Kids) goind straight to the CD´s best track: Too Young To Say Goodbye. There´s nothing really new here, it sounds like an out take from their previous work, Lover´s End. But it also is a fine song and has the same freshness, high energy and joyful delivering the band was famous for, combining very well their outstanding instrumental musicanship with their absolute unique vocal style. From then on, though, it´s a slow decline. The songs begin to falter, being very well performed and sung, but lacking in inspiration. It seems the band is running out of ideas and repeating itself. Too much vocals and less instrumental passages. Some of the vocal parts are not as inspired either, looking like they were put there more to show off how technically skillful they are rather than to use it as a tool to enhance the melodies like before.

It´s hard to believe that tracks like My Little Man and Sugar Band are here. They are probably the weakest tracks I´ve heard from them since their debut. The latter being specially as cheese as the title implies. On the other side, the production is top notch and their performances as both vocalists and musicians are superb. The stuff can be inferior, but none is bad.

So in the end I found this record to be quite enjoyable despite its faults. Again maybe I was expeting too much. Perhaps they should have waited a little longer for their muse to come up with stronger tunes. Perhaps it´s both. Overall I liked it all, but simply there is nothing like a Lover´s End, nor A Kid Called Panic, much less an epic like The Other Half Of The Sky. Get my point?

Rating: 3,5 stars. Nice, very good, certainly above average. Yet, not the essential Moon Safari.

 Himlabacken Vol. 1 by MOON SAFARI album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.88 | 282 ratings

Himlabacken Vol. 1
Moon Safari Symphonic Prog

Review by Rune2000
Special Collaborator Prog Metal Team

3 stars I've been undecided regarding my feelings towards Himlabacken Vol.1 ever since hearing the album on Bandcamp around the time of its August 2013 release date. Since then I've seen Moon Safari perform a gig where they played four of the tracks off the record, purchased my copy of the album and played it from time to time over the last six months. Today I've finally come to a realization that made me feel ready to write down my thought on the endevour.

My initial reaction to Himlabacken Vol.1 was very positive and the album definitely felt like an obvious continuation of themes and styles that the band have coined on Lover's End. The music have continued to move away from Symphonic Prog, that was featured on [Blomljud], and into the realm om Crossover Prog. This doesn't mean that my affection for the band have diminished, on contrary! Ever since their debut album there have been strong tendencies towards the melodic and simpler approach to songwriting that sounded to me as if the band was undecided on which direction their music should take. Technical instrumental passages were often mixed with melodic and rhythmically accessible sections that, more often than not, sounded like a cut and paste job of someone with high ambitions at heart. This approach began to sway with the release of Lover's End in 2010. Compositions began to feel more to the point and the majority of the tracks were much shorter than anything that Moon Safari have been known for to this day.

Lover's End still had some very clear moments of Symphonic Prog with A Kid Called Panic being the prime example of the band wanting to sound more ambitious than what the remainder of the material made it out to be. The release of Himlabacken Vol.1 depicted a continued evolution of the music with even shorter compositions, with not a single track going past the 10 minute mark, and a slightly less technically tweaked sound. This by no means implies that Moon Safari have lost their charm on the progressive rock audience, but rather that their inspirations have shifted from Yes/Gentle Giant to Queen/10cc. The record features quite a few blissful art rock moments such as the anthem-like Too Young to Say Goodbye, playful Mega Moon and the joyful Diamonds.

The only real letdown, in terms of songwriting, comes right towards the end with Sugar Band. This 9 minute track made me hope for a grand progressive number but instead turned out to be a dull and sugar coated experience. Luckily, this one little misstep is far from a catastrophe and the rest of the album make up for this slight drop in quality. So why am I awarding this record a good, but non-essential rating instead of the much more deserving mark of excellence?

My feelings towards this release have always been somewhere on the fence, I do enjoy the album but don't consider it an essential masterpiece that should be heard by all fans of progressive rock music. I've come to the conclusion that Himlabacken Vol.1 is an adequate record for fans of Moon Safari's past endeavors that won't necessary bring them any more attention from the progressive rock community. Instead, I would much rather recommend this album to fans of art rock and melodic rock music. If you feel like you fit the profile then definitely give this record a try!

***** star songs: Too Young to Say Goodbye (6:28)

**** star songs: Kids (2:07) Mega Moon (8:21) Barfly (4:47) Red White Blues (5:08) My Little Man (2:55) Diamonds (6:42)

*** star songs: Sugar Band (9:33)

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