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The Amazing


Crossover Prog

3.00 | 4 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Sweden's own THE AMAZING released this under 27 minute EP back in 2010, their second release after the self titled debut the year previous. We get a collection of six tracks ranging from just over 2 1/2 minutes to just over 6 1/2 minutes. There is some variety here but I'd say overall that Folk is where I'd place this recording. Unfortunately I haven't heard the debut yet or the one that follows this one to give some perspective.

"Evil" opens with drums as acoustic guitar, flute and more join in. Vocals too. The drums are interesting. Kind of a whimsical, upbeat, folky track. "And It Looks Like Today" is very much a Folk tune with male and female vocals. It's so well done and while Folk isn't my thing this has grown on me a lot. Seems so simple with a beat, picked guitar and vocals. Violin will help out as well.

"Islands" is my favourite. Strummed guitar, bass, percussion then organ. Such a chill out sound. Vocals just before a minute and I like them. It tuns brighter on the chorus and I don't like it as much. Back to the versus as the organ returns. Contrasts continue until we get this calm at 3 1/2 minutes which seems to come out of nowhere then that sound from before the calm returns but this time violin and piano help out. Interesting stuff as it stays all instrumental to the end.

"Head Beaches" is another one I like with that dreamy sound as the vocals join in. I like the atmospheric guitar from Fiske. "Defect" is an energetic track with some depth to it. The guitar is abrasive but then it settles down when the vocals arrive. Vocals stop before 2 1/2 minutes as we get a really good instrumental section right to the end. 4 minutes worth! Check out Fiske at 5 1/2 minutes. "Wait For The Light To Come" is a short laid back piece with acoustic guitar and vocals.

A good introduction to the band I'd say as they offer up a variety of styles.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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