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NEWTOPIA

Pale Acute Moon

 

Symphonic Prog

2.85 | 17 ratings

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b_olariu
Prog Reviewer
3 stars 3.5 really

Pale Acute Moon release a single album named Newtopia in 1985. Formed by keybordist Motoi Semba known from another symphonic band Teru's Symphonia in 1985 Pale Acute Moon never gain any big attention in prog circles. Many considered this a weak album, not at all, this album is in same vein with Teru's Symphonia, less key dominated than Gerard and Ars Nova, similar with Magdalena, delivering a good symphonic album, not something spectacular but worth investigate for sure. Some of the pieces from here are real killers, at least for me, and I' talking about: Time trip, Impression, After moon and Newtopia, excellent prog pieces that shows Pale Acute Moon deserves a wider recognition. Some intristing interplays between guitar and keys, sometimes with a spacey atmosphere, well done and played . I considered this album a good one for sure, not necesarly among the masterpieces from Japan but a welcome addition to my collection and a good and entertaing prog music. So, a solid 3.5 stars, my CD version is from Musea and has as bonus tracks 9 unpublished pieces from solo effort of Motoi Samba.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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