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Paganotti/Paga Group



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is a Bernard Paganotti project, he used to play bass in the bands WEDORJE and MAGMA. Actually most of the guys from the WEIDORJE project help out on this one including Patrick Gauthier who also played with him in MAGMA. Laurent Thibault produced this album along with Paganotti, this is the same Laurent Thibault who also produced MAGMA's debut record.

"Talk Back" opens with piano, drums and bass before the vocals arrive courtesy of Paganotti as it calms down. It picks back up as dual female vocals come in. Nice. This vocal theme is repeated. A great rhythm 2 1/2 minutes in as piano and bass lead the way before drums and male vocals come in. Some moog here and to end the song from Gauthier. Check out the bass 5 minutes in,and the drumming 2 minutes later. "Mitchinoku" opens with some great fat bass lines as male and then female vocals enter. The female vocals continue as trumpet and sax come in. Check out the hypnotizing bass 3 minutes in. More horns, bass, male and female vocals follow. The last 2 minutes are pleasant as female words are spoken.

"Show Town" is slower paced with heavy drums, male vocals, guitar and bass. Piano comes in. A fuller, louder sound 3 minutes in. "Une Parcelle D'Urantia" is truly the highlight of the album. This is Zeuhl heaven. 30 seconds in dual female vocals, bass and piano get us going before some monster bass 1 1/2 minutes in. Very MAGMA-like here. The drumming is great 3 1/2 minutes in as trumpet joins in. I can't get over the bass on this one. Sax comes in. It's a lot of fun 6 1/2 minutes in. Male vocals a minute later. The piano, horns and bass are awesome. This is pure pleasure. A cool beat 8 minutes in. The song picks up speed before 12 minutes. Nice ending. "Final D'Urantia" is a short,intense, uptempo track. Bass, drums and acoustic piano lead the way. Vocals half way through. Amazing sound !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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