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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars DUN originally started out doing MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA covers.They were influenced by MAGMA, HENRY COW and ZAPPA. UNIVERS ZERO recommended Sunrise Studios in Switzerland to DUN (where they had recorded "Heresie" and "Ceux Du Dehors") and so that is where "Eros" was birthed. I was a little surprised at the sound of this record as I had read that this was a heavy record (bass and drums). Well, it definitely isn't heavy at all, at least not my definition of heavy.The most prominant instruments on this recording are the flute and the xylophone which create a lighter sound if anything. Zappa would be so proud of the xylophone melodies.

"L'epice" opens with a drum roll and I must say that ANGLAGARD came to mind during this song a few times. If you replaced the xylophone with mellotron then I think it would be more obvious. Nice raw guitar solo 2 minutes in that is replaced by flute as the song becomes tranquil. More piano and xylophone on this one. I would say this one is my favourite song on "Eros" followed by the next song "Arrakis". Flute leads the way on "Arrakis" with some great guitar 3 minutes in. The tempo picks up after 4 minutes with the drums leading the charge. Lots of xylophone as the song gets insanely fast paced 6 minutes in. Heavy drums after 8 minutes.

"Bitonio" is a piano and flute laden beauty that brought to mind SINKADUS ! The final song "Eros" has a lot of xylophone, flute and light drums before it really kicks in after 5 minutes becoming an uptempo song with flute and xylophone leading the way. On my disc we get alternate versions of the last three tracks as well as a previously unreleased song called "Acoustic Fremen" which is a pastoral tune with flute dominating the soundscape.

If you like complex, intricate instrumental music then you need to check this out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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