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WILL-O-THE WISP

Will-O-The-Wisp

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.78 | 20 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer
4 stars I have Tom Ozric to thank for this amazing discovery. The first time I heard it I got pretty excited because they really reminded me of VIOLETA DE OUTONO ("Volume 7"). Both bands feature lots of Hammond organ floating in the soundscape much like what Richard Wright used to do.This band is from Greece but sing in English, and the music is very melodic and tasteful.They dedicate this album to "The new born child and J.R.R.Tolkien".

"Silent Thoughts-Part 1" is the short intro track dominated by piano. "Elbereth (Lonely Queen)" is led by those floating organ sounds with male vocals and light drums. Female vocals add some support too. A tasteful guitar solo before 3 1/2 minutes followed by flute. "A Sign Or A Smile" like the previous track reminds me so much of VIOLETA DE OUTONO, even the vocals. The guitar sounds great before 2 1/2 minutes with some good organ runs a minute later. "Hang On To A Dream" features both male and female vocals. Drums and a fuller sound follow the intro. This contrast continues. Cello before 2 minutes. "Summer Of Life" opens with vocals, organ, drums and bass.The vocals and sound get fuller before 1 1/2 minutes as the contrast continues. Nice guitar before 4 1/2 minutes as the ever-present organ continues.

"It's Time..." opens with a pastoral soundscape including flute. Organ and vocals at 1 1/2 minutes.The tempo picks up 3 1/2 minutes in. Nice bass. Guitar solo 5 minutes in. "Flying Over The Dawn" is a mellow track with organ and flute coming in before 1 1/2 minutes. Male and female vocals too. The drums are more prominant in the next song called "Vision".The organ and vocals stand out as well. Flute 3 minutes in. "Silent Thoughts-Part 2" is like a reprise of the opening song as we get lots of piano to end the album.

I have to echo what ghost of morphy says at the start of his review "Man, I love this album". This record and "Volume 7" from VIOLETA DE OUTONO simply make me feel good, they're like a "pick me up" really. Both are highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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