Friday 4 May 2018
Moon Safari - Blomljud (2008)
The second album from this Swedish band.
Moon Safari was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, mellotron, moog, piano, piano accordion, percussion and vocals.
Five other guests provided cello, violin, fiddle, pedal steel guitars, guitars and percussion.
This Swedish band really got the prog rock world's attention with their 2005 debut album A Doorway To Summer which got a lot of great reviews. You can read my own review here.
The band returned three years later with the 2CDs Blomljud. Almost two hours of music is a bit of an overkill... on the paper and looking from afar.
The band sticks to the formula developed on their debut album. That means mellow and half-acoustic symphonic prog. The band has moved closer to Kaipa this time around. The influences from The Flower Kings is still there. The Swedish folk rock influences is pretty evident on this album, though.
This is most of all a Swedish symphonic prog rock album. The sound is very much in that vein and underpins these not so great songs. I love this sound.
I have my reservations about the quality of these songs. They are not great. The sound is great and that sound makes this a very good album. Hence the rating.