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Post Rock/Math rock

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I think this is better than "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" but I pretty much feel the same way about both albums. Again I have to say this music is unlike any Post-Rock music I have ever heard. It doesn't have those soundscapes that slowly build to a climax or those Post-Rock style guitar sounds we're used to. This really is a hybrid of Electronica, Jazz and Krautrock. In fact for this album they had their studio upgraded (they added computers) and spent many months refining their sound. So this one sounds more dense and rich than their last one, but not a lot better really.

Some of the highlights for me are "TNT" which opens with odd metered drumming as the guitar melodies play over and over. A second guitar comes in after 2 minutes and later we get some sax. "Swing From The Gutters" has this steady beat of percussion throughout as well as some dissonant sax melodies.

"Ten-Day Interval" has a fantastic melody that includes vibes as synths come and go. "The Suspension Bridge At Iguazu Falls" is divided into two parts, the first half includes some good guitar while the second half adds vibes and percussion. "In Sarah, Mencken, Christ And Beethoven And There Were Women And Men" again has some steady percussion and guitar but this one also has some spacey synths for a nice change.

A low 4 stars but this is great music to veg out too.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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