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Blomljud

Moon Safari Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 5, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: PROGROCK RECORDS
  • ASIN: B007PKDVOA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With the sophomore effort ""Blomljud"", released in 2008, Moon Safari took another step. With an array of influences from bands and artists like The Beatles, 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, IQ and Marillion mixed with 50's vocal groups like The Hi Lo's, Moon Safari once again made their mark on the community. The 100-minute double album ""Blomljud"" was considered by many the ""Album of the year"" and Moon Safari won an award at the Independent Music Awards for the song ""In the Countryside"". The songs on ""Blomljud"" lent themselves really well for the on-stage presentation.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST CD IN YEARS August 10, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
anyone that likes early genesis, yes, elp, camel, styx, or rush MUST BUY this album. the instruments are well equalized so your ear is not overwhelmed with crashing cymbals or searing guitar. the vocal harmonies are every bit as good as the beach boys. these guys are obviously a seasoned band rather than just random musicians thrown into a studio. the vibe is very sunny and lively throughout without the super fast runs neo-prog is often guilty of. the lyrics are good for such young singers. warning: some of the songs are 10-20 minutes long but be patient...there is NO filler on this album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moon Safari--I DARE you not to love them!! August 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD
OK--if you're reading this,then you hopefully stumbled upon the band somewhere online or through suggestion by a prog loving music friend/aquaintance. Here's the deal: Are you a big fan of early 70's prog like Yes,Genesis,Renaissance,or even early Ambrosia or later Beatles? And do you love lots of lush 3-4 part harmonies in your music? Well,Moon Safari manage to cover all this ground and more in their songs.The band writes simply thee most melodic progrock music to come along since..well,any of the aforementioned bands! Sure,there have been many highly-touted comparisons along the way. But these guys are the real deal. Their songs,often very long (one on this awesome double cd is over 30 minutes long!) are NEVER boring and so uplifting,that you can't help but smile whilst listening! But there ARE shorter songs,too. Someone else mentioned a relate to 'Beach Boys' harmonies--not that far off. Couple this with great melodic prog (not heavy,but not acoustic either),lush 70's keyboard flourishes,and great arrangements (yes,even the longer tunes) along with a very positive approach to their music,and you can't help but love this band! you may want to search out a 'nicer' price online,as this IS an import,after all (they're from Sweden). But well worth having, this Blomljud cd (means 'Flower Sound' in Swedish). And I highly recommend their debut titled 'A Doorway To Summer' as well. We've been waiting for decades for a band like this. Check them out & you'll see why! Enjoy, T
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular! July 6, 2008
By abcde
Format:Audio CD
Moon Safari's double CD follow up to the incredible "Doorway to Summer" is more of the same -- which is to say amazing, fantastic, spectacular, etc. This symphonic prog-rock masterpiece, filled with gorgeous harmonies and gleefully anticipated crescendos, engenders euphoric chills of joy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supreme May 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
For those who know Moon Safari's first album, "Doorway to Summer," this is more of the same, and a whole lot more.

Like "Doorway," "Blomljud" contains the high, soaring male harmonies that will knock your socks off. Granted, some don't like them. And yes, they sound a little like the Yale Men's Glee Club sometimes. But good Lord, are they good.

Imagine the Beach Boys on steroids, and with far superior music.

And as for the music, it is smashing. This album contains all the creativity and unexpectedness of the first--the long, beautifully constructed songs, the amazing playing--and adds a heavy dose of heavy rock.

This album is peerless.

Best of 2008--or almost any year.

My one criticism, and it is a very small one, is the cover art. It was done by one of the band-members, and is beyond lame.

Fortunately, what they lack in art, they make up for in music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Going on my all time list January 11, 2011
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I may have to go out on a limb here and put this on my list of one of the 10 best "symphonic" progressive recordings ever. This project is that strong. There was probably more filler material on "Selling England By The Pound" than there is on this double CD offering. I can't find a weak track. The harmnies are so tight and the enunciation so clear, you can't beleive these lads are from Sweden. You would swear they are from California. Until they start playing. No one can play prog like the Scandinavians! While some may find the harmonies a juxtaposition against the progressive music in the background, I find it refreshing. You almost get to listen to two songs at once. You can either concentrate on the voice harmonies or concentrate on the music. Both can easily stand on their own. Everything you want in symphonic prog can be found on this CD. Great musicianship, songs of various lengths and time signatures, great interplay between guitars and keyboards. My big complaint is against myself that I waited so long to purchase it. (I was cheap and waited for the digital down load)Don't be a fool like me. Add it to your colection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every day I'm lovin' you more June 12, 2013
By jrsy
Format:Audio CD
There is a reason for all the great reviews. Fans of pop and prog alike will find many rewards here. Moon Safari certainly brings to mind the Beach Boys and Yes, mixing close harmonies with unusual time signatures and dreamy lyrics about nature, life, love, death, and eternity. "[blomljud]" is their best effort (as of this writing). Unlike their first album which is endearing but not tight enough, or their third which is a bit too polished and pop for my tastes, this one is "just right." I want to sing and hum along, dance around the room, cry, smile, shout -- and listen again.

Simon Åkesson has a strong and beautiful voice. He is also a great choral arranger, as evidenced from the first notes of the opening track "Constant Bloom," to the a cappella middle section of bassist Johan Westerlund's multifaceted "Bluebells," right through to the closing meditative postscript, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset." Petter Sandström writes most of the lyrics and sings even more than Åkesson, and all members contribute backing vocals. With three different lead singers and principal writers, the album offers good variety over its eleven tracks.

Musical and lyrical themes recur throughout, in the manner of the best concept albums, yet without any true "reprises." The lyrics have spirit and love in them, at times cynically commenting on the theme of man vs nature as in the phenomenal, 15+ minute "Methuselah's Children," one of many highlights. Diehard proggers will be drawn to the 31+ minute multi-part sprawl of "Other Half of the Sky," and rightly so. It alone moves through several moods, with loads of recurring motifs, and ends revealing the meaning of life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive!
I was introduced to Moon Safari on Cruise to the Edge 2014 when I heard them perform on the pool deck on the final night of the cruise. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dr. Science
5.0 out of 5 stars These guys get better & better
These guys just get better and better with each recording and listen! A friend of mine said they sound like Beach Boys Prog - and yeah that's a good general description. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Michael Tuczynski
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't sat enough about this album!
Great great album!Not just a great Prog. album but a great album period.This album is already one of my favorite all time albums. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Major Prog Classic
You can't top the harmonies on this album. Not since early Yes and the Beach Boys have I heard harmonies to compare. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Rudy Salazar
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
Nothing else needs to be said.

If you're a fan of the genre, GET IT.

The review is now complete. Enjoy.
Published 19 months ago by TheFandangler
5.0 out of 5 stars ...an album you must hear !!
Moon Safari - Blomljud (2008)

Blomljud (Swedish for "sound of flowers") was the second album released by this uniquely harmonic progressive 5 piece band Moon Safrari. Read more
Published 20 months ago by James W. Unger
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous
Hints of early Genesis and Kansas - but still completely original. Making use of lengthy instrumental runs, complex vocal harmonization, and repeated themes, Blomljud is just a... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Yieldman
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST STUNNING!!!!!
I recently bought this album and sat listening to it on a very good set of headphones. All I can say is WOW! Read more
Published on March 8, 2012 by Mic M. "Ears that HEAR!"
5.0 out of 5 stars Melodic, vocal oriented prog. Should be 4.75 stars
Another reviewer compared this group to the beach boys and I'd have to agree that vocally, there's some definite similarities in the rich, melodic vocals. Read more
Published on May 16, 2011 by Label
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