Capturing the essence of 80s pop rock without coming off derivative or passé is no mean feat, but Italian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Fabio Trentini (Subway to Sally, Le Orme) has done just that. “Peak of Eternal Light,” the latest album from Trentini’s pet music project Moonbound, is a loving and often rocking tribute to a bygone era where song structure ruled, musicianship was king, and pastel clothes were acceptable everyday attire.

Trentini’s success in achieving a sound that effectively blends elements of contemporary progressive rock with melodic 80s pop is due not only to his considerable prowess behind the mixing desk, but is also owed to the presence of co-producer and drummer Pat Mastelotto. Best known for his work with two bands that epitomize both ends of the vast musical spectrum that exists between progressive rock and 80s pop — King Crimson and Mr. Mister — Mastelotto’s invaluable contribution serves as the driving force behind Trentini’s hooky compositions.

“Peak of Eternal Light” was released by Unsung Records and is available now in downloadable mp3 format or physical CD format from www.unsung-records.com, www.dgmlive.com and www.burningshed.com.

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