"Moon Safari is the first full-length studio album by the French band Air, released in 1998. The album is considered a classic of the chillout genre. It is noted in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It scored hits with the tracks "Sexy Boy", "Kelly Watch the Stars" and "All I Need" (which features vocals by Beth Hirsch). Moon Safari debuted at number six in the UK album charts mainly due to almost universally glowing reviews by the British music press and the success of the single "Sexy Boy"." Wiki
Moon Safari is a unique band that comes from Skellefteå, Sweden and was formed in 2003. Their first album A Doorway To Summer (2005) was produced by the Flower Kings keyboard player Tomas Bodin and this new album Himlabacken Vol. 1 (2013) was mixed and mastered by The Flower Kings bass player Jonas Reingold.
Founded in 2003, Moon Safari made a splash in the progressive community when they released "A Doorway to Summer" in 2005. Produced by The Flower Kings keyboardist Tomas Bodin, the album with its soaring 5-part harmonies introduced something the prog world had never seen before. Four albums and one EP later, Moon Safari has cemented its position as one of the best prog bands out there. Although Moon Safari hasn't shown anything new on Himlabacken Vol. 1 (2013), it's definitely one of their best albums. Moreover, they mastered their sound on a perfection level. The band has made this album one of the strongest and prettiest albums of 2013.
The group’s 2008 album, Blomljud found the band gaining a foothold in this early 21st century prog-rock world, but with Lover’s End the results are even more winning. Sweden’s Moon Safari strikes again. This third release from the quintet serves up another slice of their unique brand of symphonic prog.
[Blomljud] is the second album release from the Swedish progressive rock band Moon Safari. It is the band's first double album, containing 11 songs of various lengths. It was released in 2008, three years after their debut album, A Doorway to Summer. It was released on the independent label Blomljud Records.
Moon Safari is a young and unique band from Sweden. Their trademark is cheerful prog with polyphonic (multiple voices) vocals. So far the band released three studio albums; “A Doorway to Summer” (2005), “Blomljud” (2008) and “Lover’s End” (2010). After releasing their brilliant “Lover’s End” album, the band was invited back to perform on the ROSfest festival. This double album is recorded live at the Rites of Spring Festival, the Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA on May 20, 2011.
When the Swedish band Moon Safari planned their 2012 European tour, they wanted to take along a musical surprise for their fans. Recording a complete new album wasn't possible for there wasn't enough time. However, a release with some new material could be done! At the time the band recorded their latest album Lover's End (2010) they couldn't include all the songs they'd written. One piece that lasted for nearly 25 minutes was left out. This track, Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteå Serenade would be a perfect surprise, a kind of a souvenir, for the people who intended to visit their concerts in Europe!
Founded in 2003, Moon Safari made a splash in the progressive community when they released "A Doorway to Summer" in 2005. Produced by The Flower Kings keyboardist Tomas Bodin, the album with its soaring 5-part harmonies introduced something the prog world had never seen before.
Twenty years after their international debut, the French multi-platinum selling band Air, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, will release their first anthology on June 10. Available as a 2CD, the first disc contains 17 tracks selected by the band and the second disc gathers 14 rare and unreleased tracks.