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3.73 | 59 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This was a hard one to get into. It's very experimental with loads of electronics, and the songs mostly crawl slowly along.

"Perspective I" is a dark and slow moving track with lots of mellotron, synths and electronics. The percussion is heard throughout, although it stops 6 1/2 minutes in and returns a couple of minutes later. The song ends with wave after wave of sound. "Perspective II" has these high pitched sounds while other sounds come and go in the background. Not a fan. At least it's only 3 minutes long. "Perspective III" is very repetitive with electronics as Pinhas creates some noise with his guitar. This goes on for 10 minutes before the song speeds up to end it. "Bassong" is interesting in that Pinhas doesn't take part in it. This song was composed by Michel Ettori the guitarist for WEIDORJE, who also plays the guitar on this song. Also Gerard Prevost from ZAO is featured on bass. As the title suggests the bass is prominant with gently played guitar helping out. This is the only song these two men play on. It's a beautiful track,but not Zeuhl as I had hoped.

"Perspective IV" is the final track and was a side long suite at over 21 minutes originally. Patrick Gauthier plays minimoog on this one, which is his only contribution to the album. Pinhas dedicates this song to him though. This is experimental at times especially the first section where it's dark with different sounds coming and going. The second part is more traditional as the guitar, bass and drums provide some of the best music on the album in my opinion. Minimoog comes in before this section ends. The drumming in the final section is very impressive. The song just stops abruptly.

I could see a lot of people having a hard time with this release. It has really grown on me though.The excellent guitar on both "Perspective III" and "Perspective IV" give us a hint to what is coming in HELDON's future releases.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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