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SPHERE

Karcius

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.69 | 38 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars These guys from Montreal are amazing ! This music is often on the heavy side which I like, yet there is some good variety here including lighter Jazz passages.

Things get started with "Kunide" opening with intricate acoustic guitar with background synths. Drums, guitar and keys come in to provide an interesting, tasteful soundscape that intensifies.The melody changes again with heavy bass and drums with some great guitar as well. "Liquid Meat" is a crunchy, heavy song with intricate drumming and a great bass solo.The guitar is so good, man these guys would be incredible to see live ! "Evolution" opens with a good bass line with a great guitar melody that comes and goes.There is this amazing, searing guitar solo as well.

The next section is called "Lunatik" and consists of the next three songs starting with "Highway To The Moon". It opens with bass and percussion as synths, guitar and drums create a beautiful sound. Nice bass solo 3 minutes in ! There is some piano, light drums and a relaxing guitar melody to follow. "Synapse" is an uptempo song with drums and guitar before the bass and guitar trade solos. This continues until the lead guitar comes in with some scorching melodies. "Back To Earth" goes from a light and jazzy sound to a dark and heavy sound. Some more amazing guitar too as the drums pound away. "1111" is dominated with piano melodies with the drums and guitar providing different moods and tempos along the way. "Labyrinthe" features the bass outfront again as RUSH comes to mind in this well crafted tune. "Bois Ta Musique" is a lighter, jazzy song that eventually speeds up with some scorching guitar. "Absolute Decadence" is quite mellow until about 2 1/2 minutes in when the guitar is on fire again ! The tempo continues to change in this fantastic song.

This is a must have for Fusion fans, you won't be disappointed.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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