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A Triggering Myth


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.17 | 51 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Man what an intricate and complex sounding album. This is all-instrumental with a couple of significant guests helping out in Scott McGill (guitars) and Mr. Tsuboy (KBB) on violin.

Things get started with "Now That My House Has Burned Down, I Have A Beautiful View Of the Moon".The front and rear covers of this album are descriptive of this song title.There are keyboard melodies throughout, and the drumming is fantastic. So much going on though as this is quite intense early on. Chunky bass too then the piano gives a jazzy feel to this tune. What a start ! "The Remedy Of Abstraction" features some beautiful keys, bass and violin, but it's the lead guitar that is outstanding on this track. A calm before 4 1/2 minutes then the violin and bass lead us back. Dual keys only 6 minutes in then the bass, drums and violin return. "Her Softening Sorrow" features some terrific acoustic guitar and piano on this song where the tempo changes a few times. So much in the way of intricate sounds, a collage really.

"Not Even Wrong" has a bombastic intro and then the violin comes in before things get really calm. Love the spacey vibe as the guitar solos in the background. This song changes gears a lot. "Rudyard's Raging Natural" is a short piece that features drums, bass and synths, while my favourite on the record "Shakespeare's Strippers" is laden with tempo shifts and intricate percussion, while the guitar is crazy and amazing. The keys also standout. During "The Eisenhour Slumber" the focus is on the dual keyboards before the violin come in. "When Emily Dickinson Learned To Lunge" features keys, acoustic guitar and piano leading the way, but again not a lot of melody. I like how dark this is and also the electric guitar when it comes in. "The Last Resort" ends it with a short uptempo soundscape.

A low 4 stars for me. These guys are amazing players and if you really focus on the music you will be rewarded.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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