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3.86 | 146 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is a dark, synth laden record from France. This was their one and only release, and it is truly amazing !

The first song "Le Chamadere" is one of the best songs I have ever heard ! Opening with eerie synth notes for about a minute, we are then graced with a guitar melody that is incredible.The melody of this song is great, as are the synth passages. "Piano Caveau" opens with spoken words and piano. As the drums are keeping the beat we are treated to waves of mellotron and bubbling synths. We are graced with more piano as things get quiet.

"In The Screen Side Of Your Eyes" features flute and gentle vocals, and the synths sound great. "Toutes Ces Images" has gentle vocals for about two minutes, then guitar and drums come in creating a beautiful sound, with synths and mellotron making things sound even better. "La Guepe" has such a heavenly sound thanks to the mellotron and synths, sax comes in later, and as words are spoken a driving rhythm greets our ears. Synths dominate the final two songs which isn't too surprising given that there are two keyboardist's.

This is an absolutely amazing release, that is very easy to recommend.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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