Re: Moon Safari: Seventies-inspired progressive rock
posted at 1/3/2013 4:39 PM EST
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
[QUOTE] Very pleasant sound. I can hear the influence of Yes and Ambrosia ( never really thought of Ambrosia as Prog Rock....all a matter of opinion , I guess). I find more in common with softer rock groups, perhaps Genesis, maybe ABBA.
Overall, I would love to hear this type music at work. I think it would be very nice to have in the background. But, to sit and listen to it, well maybe for a time or two.
I have reached a saturation point with music , where there is just more good music out there than I have time to hear. I don't even get enough time to listen to the incredible amount of good stuff that I own....let alone the stuff I've never been exposed to. I have some young co-workers who keep me informed of newer stuff ( and sometimes not so new) , lots of it is real good, lots of it is just okay.....and we all seem to agree on what stinks ( there's lots and lots of that , too!). [/QUOTE]
Glad you checked it out, and liked it; it's good to know there is (still) decent music being made, and that prog rock is being picked up by the next generation. Seems to be big in Europe.
I hear you re: saturation and time to explore. I just try, one way or another, to keep exploring, but like you, it's not the way I want to spend all of my spare time. I want to listen to the music I have, relax and be present with it.
I'm fairly disillusioned with lots of the so-called alt / indie music lately, too, it's not just the pop music that is crap. Lots of alt music sounds like it's being mailed in, just the way standard pop music is, so there's no dividing line in what stinks at this rate. :P
NOTE: There's a band called Air, that made an album called Moon Safari, that met with critical and popular acclaim about 15 years ago. It was re-issued several years ago. It's electronica dance music, or some category of ambient ... which I am beginning to think includes far more than is actually ambient. I also saw it referred to as jazzy / pop / lounge music --- but it sounds a bit like where electronic meets disco. The jury is still out. :)