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3.34 | 23 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I was a little disappointed with this album at first, only because it was recommended to me by my brother- in-law who is very much into experimental music. That and the dark themed cover art made me think this was going to be one of those dark, sinister organ driven albums. No, this is Symphonic music just like it says in the bio.The organ and drums lead the way for the most part with lots of harmonies and vocal melodies that give it a sixties flavour as Eric has mentioned.

"Apotres Et Martyrs" is the longest song at over 15 minutes. It opens with tasteful guitar as organ and vocals come in. Drums 1 1/2 minutes in as the song gets fuller. The tempo changes so often throughout this song it's incredible. Spoken words before 5 minutes, then vocal harmonies as the tempo continues to shift. Vocals are back before 8 minutes. The drums and organ really stand out 10 1/2 minutes in as vocal melodies come and go. Banks-like keys a minute later. "Tempus" opens with heavy drums and organ runs. A flury of sounds before 2 minutes. "Khoros" opens with gentle guitar then flute comes in. It kicks into gear after a minute before calming down quickly with organ. Nice drum and vocal melody section after 2 minutes. I like the guitar that follows. Tempo picks up 3 1/2 minutes in with vocal melodies a minute later. More excellent guitar as vocals soar.

"Nadia" goes from mellow to busy and uptempo before a minute. Nice guitar and organ work. Contrast continues. Love the sound 5 1/2 minutes in as we hear vocal melodies, bass, drums, organ and keys to the end of the song. "La Danse Des Automates" opens with acoustic guitar as flute and drums join in. Organ then takes the lead with bass. Some distorted guitar before vocals arrive after 1 1/2 minutes that are 60's sounding. Vocal melodies come and go. Vocals back 4 minutes in.

This may have been released in 1977 but it has the spirit of the late sixties and early seventies in it. Tough not to give this 4 stars because i know there are people out there who will love this album. For me 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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