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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars There is one fabulous thing about reviewing. You never know what's gonna come to your mail box! And that's a delight for me. A while ago, I received a pack from the Finnish label Running Moose and one of the CDs was this one, Foyers Of The Future (2012), the second album of the band Moonwagon (also Finnish).

Moonwagon is a Space Rock instrumental band formed in 2008 by Ami Hassinen (keyboards), Jani Korpi (drums and percussion), Joni Tiala (electric & acoustic guitars) and Janne Ylikorpi (bass). Foyers Of The Future (2012) is the follow up of Night Dust (2011). The album was recorded and mixed between February and June 2012 in Finland and produced by the band itself. Running Moose has been releasing several interesting albums in the Space Rock/Psychedelic field and Foyers Of The Future (2012) is definitely one of them!

Before anything else, it is good to know that some bands still care about their CDs. Foyers Of The Future (2012) is presented in a nice digipack with a wonderful and enigmatic gatefold kind of cover. Not just that, the booklet of the album is basically a poster with a psychedelic image showing the band posing as a mini crowd.

It is quite hard to describe track-by-track kind of details in Foyers Of The Future (2012) because the songs are tied together and you hardly notice the changing of the tracks. Moonwagon's music is pretty much dominated by the keyboards and synths of Ami Hassinen with the Joni Tiala guitars playing a big and clever role. But for them to be able to freely walk with their instruments you need a tight and precise 'kitchen', Moonwagon has it with Jani Korpi drums and the amazing bass playing of Janne Ylikorpi.

Foyers Of The Future (2012) is pretty much divided into A and B sides, like an LP. The first set of songs, 'Elsewhere' and 'New World Warrior' starts slow and gains power within the songs. The third track 'Dawnwind' is a big highlight of the album. 'Endless Collision' is a short, acoustic piece with a an interesting fretless bass and closing the first part we have the longest track on the album with a jam feeling, 'Through The Veil Of Rain'. Interesting to notice that besides being an instrumental band, the songs that Moonwagon compose are pretty much melody oriented, you can listen the melody and even imagine a singer in them.

The second set of songs contains songs a bit larger when it comes to the time and it kicks in with 'Shadows Whisper Fire' that is commanded by Janne Ylikorpi bass, great track! Then we have 'Saturn Summer' that is another amazing track. 'Past Moves' starts a bit Symphonic but it turns out that it is almost a romantic song, Eric Clapton style. 'Tranceport' is a long Space Rock trip and ends Foyers Of The Future (2012) perfectly.

Moonwagon is a pretty new band and Foyers Of The Future (2012) is just their second album. But, it turned out that if Space Rock is your cup of tea you should go for this guys without hesitation. The band recorded a solid and interesting album that I can highly recommend!

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