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MIRRORGAMES

Hostsonaten

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.50 | 57 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I do prefer their debut to this one although there's still lots to like here. A lot more lyrics on this one.They continue to look at one of the seasons on each album and with "Mirrorgames" summer is the topic. My favourite season by the way, it's what I dream of in the winter. And when your a kid who doesn't like summer the best. No school,and a lot of fun playing outside. I love summer up here though, with the beach, the scenery, and most of my favourite memories come from the summer.

"The Dream" is a 24 minute ride in the sun. It's mellow to open before we get some surprising heaviness 1 1/2 minutes in.Piano takes over as a nice solid sound comes in around 2 1/2 minutes. Mellotron rolls in 5 minutes in as it calms down to piano only.Vocals after 6 minutes.Tin whistle before 8 minutes as mellotron waves flood the soundscape. Acoustic guitar and reserved vocals 9 1/2 minutes in.Flute joins in. A full sound as the tempo picks up after 10 minutes.Vocals continue but are much stronger. I like this part. It settles again with tin whistle returning 12 minutes in.Contrast continues.Guitar 15 1/2 minutes in is fantastic.Sax before 17 minutes with organ following. Intense section after 18 minutes with tribal-like drumming. More good guitar late. "Mirrorcloud" opens with tasteful guitar and drums. It settles as vocals arrive with some sax.This contrast continues throughout. Nice bass 2 1/2 minutes in.Sax before 4 minutes with flute to follow.Synths after 6 minutes.Guitar that follows is great. Beautiful section. Mellotron 7 1/2 minutes is killer as flute plays. Nice.

"Season Of Eve" opens with piano as tin whistles join in. Amazing sound follows of heavy drums and a mellotron storm.Vocals follow. Some great guitar before 3 minutes. It settles right down as flute and strummed guitar take over. Mellotron 5 minutes in.Vocals after 6 1/2 minutes. "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Part II" was a nice surprise as they did part I on their debut.The sounds of waves and acoustic guitar open the song. Reserved vocals a minute in.Things get more passionate 2 minutes in. A powerful sound 2 1/2 minutes in. Nice. Sax 4 minutes.Tasteful guitar 6 minutes in followed by a calm as the waves and acoustic guitar from the intro end it. "There's A Certain Slant Of Light" features piano and vocals throughout. "Ellipsis" is the 17 minute closer. Flute followed by some excellent guitar then organ. Reserved vocals 2 minutes in. A fuller sound 3 minutes in with mellotron.Heavy sound with drums and organ after 4 minutes is great, it returns 7 1/2 minutes in. Sax and mellotron after 8 1/2 minutes. Flute follows.The guitar is excellent 10 1/2 minutes in as drums pound.Organ 12 minutes in as drums pound relentlesly, vocals follow. Ethnic instrumentation 13 minutes in. Piano follows.Themes are repeated.

Recommended to those who like beautiful music.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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