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OSMOSE

Annexus Quam

 

Krautrock

3.78 | 61 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is pretty much an all instrumental album with some vocal melodies here and there.The seven member band play a variety of instruments including flute, sax, clarinet, trombone, bass, organ and guitar with most of them playing percussion. The sound is mostly relaxed with some psychedelic passages making an appearance once and a while. I guess you could say this is music to veg out to.

"Osmose I" is a slow moving track that opens with reserved horns and flute for a minute.Then guitar, organ and percussion enter this psychedelic soundscape. Various spacey sounds follow with more relaxed horn melodies. "Osmose II" is more uptempo with percussion and vocal melodies leading the way. "Osmose III" is over 10 minutes long and closes out the first side of the album. Dual horns, percussion and guitar a minute in as the organ arrives. Vocal melodies after 3 minutes in this relaxing and dreamy tune. This sounds so good. Guitar and flute dominate 5 minutes in with that relaxed beat.

The final track "Osmose IV" is a side long suite at over 18 minutes in length. It opens with piano as a catchy melody of percussion, horns and guitar follow. 6 1/2 minutes in the song calms down as we are left with mostly percussion. Flute joins in 11 minutes in as it helps create a nice sound. 16 minutes in the melody stops as we get different sounds coming and going the rest of the way.

Another excellent Krautrock album for you fans to check out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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