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NOWY HORYZONT

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Eclectic Prog

3.86 | 176 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I beleive this was the first studio album they released back in 1975, although they did release "Pamiec" later the same year. I actually like this one better then "Pamiec". I just feel they impliment a lot of good ideas on this album and for the most part they are all a success. Lots of experimental meandering and of course all three of these guys play like they're from another planet, especially the drummer.

"Na Pierwszy Ogien" has an amazing intro before steady drums take over with guitar soloing over top. Check out the drumming 3 minutes in ! A calm with piano follows. "Blysk" is uptempo as drums lead the way.The guitar is lighting it up big time a minute in. Some nice organ runs later. Piano ends it. "Nowy Horyzont" is the longest track on side one at 8 1/2 minutes. It opens with pounding drums and synths before a calm with gentle guitar takes over before a minute. It starts to build before 3 minutes. Nice bass. Great sound 5 minutes in as guitar, bass and drums all shine. Synths before 6 1/2 minutes and piano ends it.

"Ballada O Pieciu Glodnych" is experimental as we hear waves of sound with spoken words coming in. "Wolnosc Nami" is the 20 minute side long ending tune. We begin with an experimental intro with piano finally coming out of it. Vocal melodies 4 1/2 minutes in. Drums and a gorgeous soundscape take over 6 1/2 minutes in. This is so emotional, especially after what has gone on before. Some nice piano melodies 10 1/2 minutes as it calms right down. It gets experimental again then drums come pounding in at 13 1/2 minutes. It turns dark and ominous 15 1/2 minutes in as drums pound away (any excuse). A change after 17 minutes as piano arrives and tinkles away to the end of the song.

This was a pleasant surprise for me, it kept my interest throughout and it can be quite challenging at times.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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