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DAN SUSNARA / MICKY SAUNDERS
Riding On Moonbeams

 

MUSIC

TRACKS :
  1. Riding On Moonbeams
  2. Analog Slim In Luddite Land
LABEL : Micky Saunders / Mumble Mumble

RELEASE DATE :

November 2010
FORMAT : CDEP
PARTICIPANTS : Dan Susnara
Micky Saunders
REVIEWS :

HIROSHIMA YEAH!, Issue #71, January 2011
It feels quite weird to be reviewing Micky and Dan’s annual single release in the January issue of HY! considering they always record them in the summertime, but there were some problems with copyrighting this so… Here I find myself enjoying their latest slice of sunny California grooviness with SNOW on the ground! “Riding On Moonbeams” is kinda mellow stoner-pop with lyrical references to “a beach in a distant sea / With ships and boats surrounding me.” It’s a good job I’m not (yet) an utter paranoid WRECK because it almost seems like they’re trying to make me JEALOUS! Micky harmonises gloriously with herself and plays “trampoline keyboard”(!) while Dan contributes, amongst other things, “lunar guitar”(!!) and “adventures in reverb”(!!!). I LOVE IT! The faster-paced “Analog Slim in Luddite Land” (which, you have to admit, is a GREAT title) sees Dan taking over vocal duties and playing “lead psycho guitar”(!!!!) in a joyously addictive song that’s an ode to the pleasures of songwriting and home-recording… “Don’t make money / Don’t have fame / Maybe you should try and explain / 1,2,3,4 / Does this seem normal to you? / Or to YOU? / DOES it?” HA! Excellent! Anybody who’s been a home-taper or been in a band or done a zine whose average print-run is 30-odd copies per month will be able t
o INSTANTLY relate! (Contact: Micky Saunders, PO Box 1749, Chino Hills, CA 91719, USA

ROCKTOBER MAGAZINE, Issue #49
Susnara’s latest collaboration with young protégé Micky Saunders is a much lighter affair than his recent solo Vent, Grin and Conquer, as acoustic instrumental explorations and Saunders’ youth and energy seem to make this CD float around like a balloon. Note: This Luddite-ness may be why this wouldn't play in my computer, just on a 25-year-old CD player.

 
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