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    Posted: July 15 2011 at 11:58
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Daymoon started out in the early 80s as a Portuguese band called Dead Landscape, later (and more aptly) Por Ter Lido Mal O Mapa (For Having Misread The Map). Most of the band's music, written by Fred Lessing, was what is now loosely called 'progressive rock' - we called it symphonic rock. The 80s however had no room for that kind of music, and the band disbanded after a few fruitless years of battling against the mainstream. All band members except one moved into more commercial realms, such as Luso-American band Ithaka, and even as a support band for Portuguese muzak king Marco Paulo. Fred however, unwilling to sell his soul, kept on making fruitlessly regressive rock and worked hard selling his soul in a non-daymoon day job, until he eventually managed to assemble a reasonably functional home studio. Here he recorded 3 solo albums under the somewhat silly name 'Daymoon', this obviously being a witless semi-Grecian innuendo. Some of these albums included local musicians and, thanks to the Internet, musicians from all over the world. Unfortunately, none of these albums ever reached a finished stage, mostly because Fred wasn't taking his music too seriously.

2009 finally and unwittingly witnessed a proper Daymoon band emerging from the urban and suburban depths of Lisbon, featuring a bunch of gifted musicians. This all because they had helped recording the forthcoming Daymoon album All Tomorrows, which is currently being post-produced by Andy Tillison (The Tangent, PO90) and will be released soon. This will be followed en suite by yet another ridiculously ambitious Daymoon album, called Fabric of Space Divine, which has been in the making since 2002.

As to the music, Fred hastes to add that he is not a particularly expedient performer, but certainly a very poor singer, and therefore has no choice but to focus on composing and arranging the music that he writes. Furthermore he hastily hastens to say that his music is usually inconsistent to the utmost degree, this being a particular pleasure he derives from the filthy act of writing music. Fred's unfortunate band fellows are currently desperately waiting for their turn to bring in some proper and coherent music written by themselves.

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All Tomorrows

Line-up:

Fred Lessing - electric & acoustic guitar, flute & woodwinds, lead vocals
Rodrigo Caser - electrix guitar
Paulo Catroga - keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals
Joana Lessing - keyboards, percussions, vocals
Nno Mar - bass guitar
Andre Marques - acoustic & electric drums, keyboards, vocals
Adriano Pereira - woodwinds & reeds, keyboards, percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2011 at 12:01
I didn't have to listen for very long to hear the prog in this music! LOL
This should be an extremely easy case for the symph team, although it would easily pass through crossover, I believe.
I'll alert the symph team.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2011 at 12:39
Sorry Andyman, not Symphonic, I already replied in the Symphonic thread, but I'll add it here:

Originally posted by Andyman1125 Andyman1125 wrote:

New suggestion: Daymoon, some peppy symph stuff in the vein of Spock's Beard. I think this could also pass for crossover if you guys reject them.

Lets see:

  1. The Sum: Except for the piano intro that sounds a bit Symphonic, the rest of the track has a bit of Jazz and Avant, Eclectic IMO.
  2. Marrakech:  Some sort of lighter Alan Parsons Project with folksy fugues and a bit of late 60's Psychedelia (not Prog Psych), but mostly CROSSOVER
  3. New from the Outside: Light ballad in the vein of the softer Alan Parson's Material Prog Related at the most
  4. TranscendZ: Hey, this is a mixture of Prog Fok, Jazz and Metal.Eclectic IMO.
Should be here, but not Symphonic at all. sure if Crossover or Eclectic...I'd go a bit more for Eclectic

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BTW: Intriguing material, I liked it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2011 at 07:55
Eclectic should check out this band - Symphonic it is not....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2011 at 09:15
So will they check?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2011 at 02:50
^ Someone would have to actually tell them in order for that to happen.

I'll pass the suggestion to Crossover. The harmonized AOR-type vocals would prevent this band from entering Eclectic (though they are Eclectic in what the instrumental side of the music is concerned). 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2011 at 18:43
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2011 at 23:30
Originally posted by AstralliS AstralliS wrote:

What's this supposed to mean:


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Progfreak is a site property of a Prog Archives members, who allows the teams to useit in oprder to approve or reject a band, some teams like Crossover use it others like Symphonic not.

For what I read, two members out of four from the Crossover Team have approved the band, I guess the band needs another vote from a team member.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2011 at 18:30
How long it takes someone casts a vote?
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These days, it can take a while.
 
People are busy these days.
 
Still two votes for, and none against.
 
Be patient.
Trust me. I know what I'm doing.
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...added.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2016 at 03:31
Dear all, sorry for posting here, but I'm not sure where to ask: my band's biography on the site is seriously outdated as we released two new albums after All Tomorrows, and we've signed with a label now. Whom could I ask to get it updated? BTW: crossover sounds perfect to me :-)

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Fred
Portuguese band Daymoon actively supports the fight against cancer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2016 at 07:58
^ Send me your newer bio, plz. Wink
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