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2.89 | 30 ratings | 4 reviews | 7% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. (Intro) (0:12)
2. Chord Squad (4:52)
3. Sandpainting (4:04)
4. Bow Lane (5:42)
5. Kabul Grill (6:03)
6. Cloudy Dream (9:33)
7. Deep Pop (Before The Only One Comes) (6:07)
8. Squaw Valley Non-Event (9:22)
9. Tokyo Joe (One Roll From Paradise) (5:45)
10. Banging On The Ceiling (3:54)
11. Cacobe Bar Two-Step (5:06)

Total Time 60:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Jim Pembroke / vocals, piano
- Pekka Rechardt / guitar
- Esa Kotilainen / keyboards
- Mats Huldén / bass, backing vocals
- Jari Kettunen / drums, percussion

- Michael Monroe / harmonica, tenor saxophone
- Ari Pitkänen / tuba
- Olli Kari / marimba

Releases information

Artwork: Cady Pembroke

CD Major Leidén Productions ‎- MLCD 017 (2005, Finland)

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WIGWAM Some Several Moons ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(13%)
Good, but non-essential (37%)
Collectors/fans only (37%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

WIGWAM Some Several Moons reviews

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Review by Matti
2 stars The one-star review I had written almost a decade ago was probably the worst and meanest ever, done with a very negative attitude in which I didn't even listen to the album through completely. I erased the whole text away!

True, the first song 'Chord Squad' is so dull that one fears the whole album to be totally uninteresting middle-of-the-road rock, and especially if you were expecting a proggier approach from this band that once was the crown jewel of Finnish prog, you may lose your patience to simply listen to it with open ears. 'Sandpainting', 'Bow Lane' and 'Kabul Grill' are fairly good - if not highly progressive - Rechardt compositions, and his guitar playing is as glorious as before. Jim Pembroke's vocals are actually in a better shape here than on 2002's Titans Wheel. Overall this is a more natural-feeling and relaxed album than its precedessor. The sound is pretty nice, co-produced by the "WolfGang" (Hannu Leidén, Virpi Immonen, Matti Kervinen) of the Sveaborg-based Seawolf Studio.

'Squaw Valley Non-Event' (9:22) has the most epic structure, and it's slightly similar to other Rechardt songs such as 'Absalom' (Light Ages, 1993). From the duller end of carefree rock'n'roll style come also Pembroke tunes 'Tokyo Joe' and 'Banging on the Ceiling'. 'Cacobe Bar Two-Step' with a Tom Waits -like percussive arrangement reminds a bit of his early solo albums such as Wicked Ivory. So, this album is very uneven concerning the songwriting and for the most part it's not prog at all, but in the end it's an improvement over the tedious Titans Wheel. Also this one's over an hour long and would have easily been improved by skipping the worst songs. 2˝ stars, rounded wown due to the thrashy cover design.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Another great outing from this 'deep pop' band. If you are not familiar with that term it just means that this is pop rock for adults who have listened to rock, prog and psychedelic music most of their lives. Another reviewer said this picks up where they left in the 70's and even though i agree ... (read more)

Report this review (#43109) | Posted by | Tuesday, August 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Some Several Moons is quite typical Wigwam album, for good and bad. If it has been released -78, no one wold wonder. It is somehow logigal continue to Lucky Golden -album. Sounds and styles are pure 70´ Wigwam and that´s good. Titans Wheel tried something else and it didn´t work in every song. ... (read more)

Report this review (#35038) | Posted by | Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Review Permanlink

3 stars A fine album again from the essential Finnish prog. band Wigwam. For some it might have been a lousy return they made with the record Titans Wheel, but that's not the way I see it. And those of us who still consider this band worth listening should absolutely try this one out. Some Several Mo ... (read more)

Report this review (#35037) | Posted by Passionist | Thursday, May 19, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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