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NEWTOPIA

Pale Acute Moon

 

Symphonic Prog

2.90 | 21 ratings

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Greger
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3 stars The keyboard player Motoi Semba from the well-known Japanese band TERU'S SYMPHONIA founded PALE ACUTE MOON. Their album "Newtopia" from 1985 is said to be one of the famous masterpieces of Japanese neo-progressive rock. Well, sorry, I have to say that I haven't heard of it before, and I could mention many other Japanese releases that are far better than this one. Although my harsh words there's plenty of things to enjoy too. The female singer M. Imamura has a unique voice, which adds a nice flavour to the music. So do Motoi Samba's magnificent keyboard wizardry too, as well as his compositional skills. The music is mostly instrumental with the emphasis on keyboards. Perhaps this is a much sought-after item, and it's released in a limited edition of 2000 copies, but I would buy ARS NOVA, BI KYO RAN, GERARD, HAPPY FAMILY, KENSO, MIDAS, OUTER LIMITS, TERU'S SYMPHONIA or anything else from Japan instead if I were you.
Greger | 3/5 |

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