Review: Erasure – Moon & the Sky (Synth Pop)

This review covers the synth pop track Erasure – Moon & the Sky.

This track was released in 2000 on the album Loveboat.

The track starts with some synth effects. After that, the drum kit enters the track. The main vocals appear with the occasional delay effect. Some higher resonating synths back the vocals. A separate synth with a filter makes an appearance.

From there, the vocals hit a verse. They then take the track into the main chorus. Some new backing synths make an appearance. After an instrumental section, the track drops out somewhat.

After a few effects, the vocals return to take the track into the next verse. Backing synths have some automated filters applied to them. An instrumental section then takes over for a bit. Parts of the main chorus return to the track via the vocals. Synth keys are also present as well. After that, the track gradually fades out.

A strength with this track is probably the last portion. The vocals work best in that part. Those backing synths are also helpful in that last portion to give an overall pretty good sound.

Meanwhile, the first portion of the track is, well, mixed as far as quality. Some of the backing synths actually sound pretty decent. The vocals on the other hand sound less than polished. On top of that, the structure isn’t all that great because it can be hard to tell if you are in a verse or a chorus. One factor is that the lyrics are somewhat garbled. I’m not sure if mastering helped play a role here or not.

Overall, this track does have its bright moments. If you can make it all the way through to the end of the track, the last portions of the track actually sound pretty good. Getting there, however, you have to go through a less than amazing listening experience. While not the best track we’ve ever heard by any means, this one does have a few redeeming qualities to it.


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