Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteå Serenade (Moon Safari, 2012)

Here you are a very well set up suite by Moon Safari, released as a stand alone EP in 2012. Even if there are no credited parts, this is definitely a suite with recognizable sections, recurring themes, vintage instrumental passages and interesting vocal harmonies. Firstly, this third installment of "Lover's End" is by far the longest and more complex one, the longest epic by the band, actually. Secondly, it's an excellent one, if you ask me, mostly down tempo, but with many accelerations and some heavier (well, kind of...) moments.

A view over Skellefteå, I presume.

As usual with them, Moon Safari mix acoustic and electric instruments with the best taste you can imagine, and get a well balanced, round, pleasant blend, the sort of music you could pick out as a Serenade... a long, tricky, intriguing one, to say it all. As the cover art suggests, this is also perfect for a relaxing tea time. By the way, Skellefteå is Moon Safari's own town, in the North of Sweden.