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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. This record really impressed me. They would use synths for the first time on this one, and I found "Udu Wudu" to have a lot of variety that recalled some of their past albums.

The title track "Udu Wudu" is an uptempo, jazzy song with Blasquiz on vocals along with Stella and 3 other ladies (like on "MDK"). The sax and trumpet melodies are a nice touch. "Weidorje" a Paganotti composition, would also be the name he would call his band that he would form along with Gauthier after this album. The first minute is slower and dramatic with Blasquiz on vocals. It becomes lighter as Blasqiuz continues to sing with Vander also singing in the background. This is such a good tune. Synths and piano from Gauthier. Paganotti chips in with bass and percussion. "Troller Tanz (Ghost Dance)" is the Vander and Top show as they are the only two involved in performing. This is a catchy tune with piano and drums played by Vander, and bass and cello from Top. Spoken words and vocals by Vander.

"Soleil D'Ork" is a Top composition and one i'm familiar with from his solo album. This is a cool, hypnotic track with Top on bass and synths, he also provides the vocal melodies. Flute and drums round out the sound. "Zombies (Ghost Dance)" features Top again on bass and cello. Blasquiz' vocal melodies are a highlight as is Vander's drumming. More synths on this one by Vander. The side long suite "De Futura" is the highlight of this album. Lots of bottom end on this Top composition. Blasquiz on vocals. Spacey synths arrive courtesy of Top as we enjoy a great ryhthm section of bass and drums. Blasquiz is fantastic after 4 minutes as Vander pounds away and Top supplies the heavy bass lines. The song speeds up 8 1/2 minutes in. Check out the bass and drums after 13 1/2 minutes ! Cello follows. My cd has a 3 minute bonus track called "Emehnteht-Re (Extrait No.2)" a Vander composition with Gauthier on synths,Stella and Blasquiz on vocals,Top on bass and Vander on drums, piano and vocals. This song is dominated by vocals.

One of my absolute favourites from the band.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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