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East

 

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3.83 | 85 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. This Hungarian band made two albums in the early eighties, this is the second of the two and the better one in my opinion.The lyrics are sung in their own language, a language that is pleasant to the ears. Keyboards lead the way on this one, although guitar is quite prominant and there is a light fusion element that brings to mind VISUAL CLIFF at times.

This is heard right away in the opener, an instrumental called "Faith". I love the synth melody throughout this song over top of the drums and guitar.The guitar leads are fantastic as Janos Varga lets it rip. By the way I highly recommend Janos' solo albums which I prefer over the EAST records. Anyway the last 20 seconds of the song gets faster and faster until it's over. Great tune. "Search Yourself" is where we first hear the vocals as well as some soaring guitar. "Magical Power" is another instrumental and another highlight. There is some fantastic guitar in this one and the keys and guitar trade solos throughout. "It Was Me" is a slower paced song with lots of synths and vocals. "The Happiness Of The Endless Space" is a short instrumental featuring some jazzy keys.

"Born Again" is another beautiful song, with the birds singing and we get a catchy keyboard melody throughout."Windows" is my favourite, it has such a good beat to it, as well as spacey bubbling synths throughout. Great vocals too. "Losers" is another favourite with emphatic vocals and a good guitar solo late. "Walkin On The Clouds" is an instrumental featuring prominant keys and guitar. "You Must Wait" is an emotional song with more beautiful guitar and keys.The last song is a short, contemplative tune called "Meditation".

All the lyrics in the liner notes are in Hungarian, but as I have shown they give the English song titles too. If your looking for some worth while music from the eighties, check out EAST, you won't be disappointed.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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