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3.44 | 12 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars After being so impressed with KOREKYOJIN's second album "Arabesque", I just had to get their self-titled debut from 5 years earlier. This one I would say features a lot more dissonant guitar, which is incredible to listen to, but doesn't rate high on the enjoyment factor. Lets just say this doesn't go over well as background music because it might be mistaken for noise. Haha.The drums and bass playing are relentless and outstanding throughout.

"Nemrut Dagi" is a short intro track of strummed guitar,percussion and very deep bass lines. "Four Holes In The Sky" opens with some cool sounding guitar as huge bass and drums sounds break out in a vicious assault.This continues until 2 1/2 minutes in when the bass takes the lead with some added angular guitar. The song ends as it began. "On Reflection" is my favourite because the guitar is more traditional. That is heard a minute in as blistering guitar comes in as bass throbs. This fast paced tune is easier on the ears. Love the guitar. "Careless Heart" has some catchy guitar while the bass and drums provide the thunder. Kind of funky as well. "Khajuraho" does not really have a melody as guitar and bass make noise with percussion. It's amazing the noise that the guitarist can make on "She Came Burning". Of course the drummer and bassist do their share as well, it's just the guitar is more dissonant.

"Preparation" is not very melodic although i like the sound a minute in. The bass is heavy and the drumming is odd- metered. "You Know What You Like" is more relentless pounding and fast paced fury. "Arabesque" has vibes or xylophone in the intro with bass and guitar sounds. The guitar is so impressive on this one. "Out Of Head" is dissonant. Enough said. Haha. Ok it actually changes after 2 1/2 minutes to a funky rhythm then back to the noise. "Cold Wave" is more of the same. "Poet And Peasant" is my second favourite. It's more melodic and fun to listen to. Interesting guitar sound comes and goes,especially after 4 minutes because it sounds like The Edge from U2. It's that style anyway.

I would suggest their later recordings, especially "Arabeque" but thats just my opinion.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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