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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.88 | 83 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars MAN are the first prog band I think I have listened to from Wales.There are not much in the way of vocals as they seem to prefer to just jam away, bringing to mind some of the Psychedelic and Krautrock bands I love.They don't hide their love for weed anyway.

"C'mon" has lyrics that are words of encouragment really to the down and outers. Words like "get up, come on" are sent out to the hurting .There are some Howe like guitar melodies that are followed by a long pastoral interlude of mainly slowly played organ and light drums.The song starts to build back up 7 minutes in to an organ and vocal melody. And then they jam !

"Keep on Crinting" is an instrumental. I was reminded of the ALLMAN BROS. in the beginning. This is a restrained and tasteful song. The organ solo 3 minutes in is great ! So is the long grinding guitar solo that follows. "Bananas" is another fantastic jam song with drums, organ and guitar leading the way. There are some vocal parts in this one. "Life On The Road" has a THE DOORS-like intro as the piano,vocals and drums recall that legendary band. This is without a doubt a blues flavoured tune.

Overall there is a lot to like about this band, but I have heard so many similar sounding bands that sound much better. Good album though.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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