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LAMA RABI RABI

Ghost

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.02 | 10 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars GHOST blend Japanese Folk music with their own brand of psychedelic haze.This is mostly ambient and slow paced with flute, guitar and percussion leading the way.

"Masttillah" opens with various sounds including flute and percussion as it sort of meanders along. "Raburabi" is more uptempo and we get some chanted vocal melodies that come and go. Vocals come in as well as flute, percussion and guitar. "Into The Alley" features vocals, synths and acoustic guitar. "Marrakech" has some processed vocals, percussion and strummed guitar. This one has a good rhythm to it as flute comes in followed by guitar. "Who Found A Lost Rose In The Warship ?" is somewhat catchy. "Mex Square Blue" has a good beat with flute. "My Hump Is A Shell" has some theremin in it which surprised me to say the least.This gives the song a real spacey vibe. Acoustic guitar and piano lead the rest of the way.

"Bad Bone" has processed vocals, screaming sax and percussion. "Abyssinia" has some cricket-like sounds, vocals and acoustic guitar. This is a slow moving song with an Eastern flavour. "Agate Scape" is my favourite. It starts slowly but builds in intensity before relaxing again. This is the best part of the entire album, it's so dreamy and laid back with the strongest vocal performance as well. "Summer's Ashen Fable" is a mellow track with vocals that remind me of the band THE USE OF ASHES. The song ends with the sound of a thunderstorm.

I have the same feelings for this album as I do for the TORTOISE albums I have heard. I really admire Chamberry's review for his enthusiasm that I wish I shared. Although I would like to go for a walk in the woods listening to this record. Music for the mind. 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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