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Post Rock/Math rock

3.72 | 100 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Out of the four MOGWAI recordings I presently own this is by far my least favourite. This one just isn't as dynamic or refreshing as the others in my opinion. And it sure doesn't have those crushing moments like on "My Father, My King".

"Auto Rock" is pretty good with the piano that seems to come out of the silence and slowly build, but it doesn't build much. "Glasgow Mega-Snake "is my favourite. The guitar intro is fantastic as the drums come pounding in. Great sound a minute in. Nice and heavy a minute later. "Acid Food" features this pulsating beat as reserved vocals arrive in this mid-paced, catchy tune. "Travel Is Dangerous" is another good one that opens with drums and vocals. Guitar comes in. This has an alternative flavour to it which I like .Post- rock guitars after 2 minutes. Great track.

"Team Handed" is kind of a sad and slow instrumental. "Friend Of The Night" features piano and drums as gentle guitar joins in. It gets more passionate before it settles back down 5 minutes in. "Emergency Trap" is pastoral to start as it slowly builds, it still stays pretty mellow though. "Folk Death 95" is one i like because of the guitar. It builds until it kicks into a higher gear before 2 1/2 minutes. But then again they don't let loose at all. " Chose Horses" is mellow with spoken words. "Were No Here" is one of the better tracks because we finally have some heaviness. It's like the soundscape is shaking 3 minutes in.

Good record but nothing more.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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