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NOSFERATU

Nosferatu

 

Krautrock

3.55 | 31 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars NOSFERATU put out only one album in their short career that being this self titled release from 1970. The sound quality could be better but it's not a hinderance. If you look at the other reviews you'll see that this band's music is described as R&B, Jazz, Psychedelic and Classic Rock. So yes there is some variety here and they are sort of hard to pin down to just one genre.

"Highway" brings to mind Jimi Hendrix right away, mostly because of the tone of the guitar and to a lesser extent the vocals.The organ really stands out on this track. "Willie The Fox" is the longest song on the album and mostly because of the long psychedelic jam during the latter half of the song. The flute to open and prominant drums give way to a pastoral section of reserved vocals and flute. We're back to the original melody before the long jam comes in.

"Found My Home" is very 60's sounding. Vocals and organ lead the way with flute coming and going. Some good bass 3 minutes in followed a couple of minutes later by some nice guitar. "No. 4" has an atmospheric beginning before we get some tribal drumming. Sax and piano follow. "Work Day" has some tempo changes as we get more flute, sax and organ. "Vanity Fair" reminds me of ZAPPA the way it begins. Some good guitar, organ,and sax follow.

I'm not very enthused with this record, but there is enough here to warrant 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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