Tuesday 22 May 2018
Moon Safari - Himlabacken Vol. 1 (2013)
The fourth album from this Swedish band.
Moon Safari was a sextet with a lineup of organ, bass, drums, guitars, percussion, piano, moog and vocals.
I was not particular impressed by their previous album, the 2010 album Lover's End. You can read that review and the two other Moon Safari reviews somewhere else in this blog.
The first impressions of this album is that they have left the vocal harmonies from Lover's End behind them and returned to a much more Swedish symphonic prog dominated landscape. Lover's End is therefore the oddity in their discography.
The band's music has always been very sugary. That also goes for their first two albums. And the sugar contents has not been reduced on this album.
The music is a blend of rock, Swedish symphonic prog and pop music. There is songs about one of the band member's son which is supposed to be the greatest gift of all. Something I can understand and that song is a good song (My Little Man).
The rest of the album is also good. We get almost fifty minutes of sugary very melodic progressive rock here. And yes, there are also some angels flapping around on this album. At least in the lyrics.
No wonder this sugar-tax has been introduced....... Nevertheless, check out this album.