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POLLEN

Pollen

 

Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 113 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Interesting that they originally planned to use two keyboardists but one of the two they had lined up decided to play in a band called HARMONIUM instead. These guys are incredible musicians. Lots of synths, passionate vocals and intricate instrumental work. Impressive.

"Vieux Corps De Vie D'Ange" starts off with keyboards and French vocals. I like the organ here too. We some uptempo moments before settling down briefly after a minute.The guitar before 2 minutes is fantastic. These guys play so well. A calm after 3 minutes with organ coming in followed by flute, vocals, piano then xylophone 5 minutes in. Passionate vocals and guitar before it calms down with piano to end it. Incredible track. "L'Etoile" opens with flute before acoustic guitar and vocals arrive. A mellow and pleasant sound is the result. Vocal melodies before 2 minutes followed by laughter. The fuller sound 3 1/2 minutes in is so uplifting.

"L'Indien" features acoustic guitar and reserved vocals. Vocal melodies come in later. "Tout'l Temps" is an uptempo track with lots of keys.The drumming is killer. "Vivre La Mort" is my favourite song on here. The organ and vocals early sound excellent in this catchy song. A change 3 minutes in as intricate guitar melodies lead the way.This reminds me of GENESIS. Nice. "La Femme Ailee" opens with fragile vocals and acoustic guitar. Vocal melodies and a calm follow. The wind is blowing 3 minutes in, then the song kicks into gear after 4 minutes. Organ before 7 minutes as the tempo picks back up with drums leading the way. Some prominant guitar late.

Another amazing album from Quebec.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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