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MISSUS BEASTLY

Missus Beastly

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 25 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is MISSUS BEASTLY's second album, and only the drummer remains from the first recording.They've added EMBRYO's keyboardist but he would return to EMBRYO after this album. Dieter Dierks would produce and record this album at his studio. The band would have a falling out with the record label and would leave them because the label insisted on the cover art of the ape with the banana, instead of what the band wanted to use. This album is just a great example of how good Jazz can be. Lots of sax and flute here with the bass and drums really standing out.The keyboardist is incredible as well.

"Julia" opens with cymbals as percussion and other sounds come and go. It kicks in after a minute with piano and drums leading the way. "20th Century Break" is an uptempo and fun tune.The drums are very active. Alto sax after a minute with lots of soprano sax to follow. "Geisha" has some fuzz in it as flute, drums and keys join in.This is a great sounding mid-paced tune.The flute is a treat. "Vacuum Cleaners Dance" is dissonant to start out (those crazy vacuums) and it kicks into a higher gear 2 minutes in with flute and drums leading the way.This is great ! Sax before 3 1/2 minutes as it settles. Flute is back 5 minutes in with some killer drumming. "Paranoidl" features a fantastic soundscape of sax, piano, drums and bass. Check out the organ before 2 minutes. Chunky bass 2 1/2 minutes in with sax, keys and drums. Incredible section ! I like this song. "Fly Away" builds until sax arrives 2 minutes in. Keys become prominant until sax returns before 4 minutes. "Talle" was the name of a village where the group was sharing an old house. Drums open the song as sax joins in. Flute comes in and takes over with keys and drums. Sax is back though leading the way. The last minute of this track is fantastic.

In the book "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" they describe this album as "more jamming and livelier than PASSPORT, more groove-oriented than EMBRYO..." All I know is that this record is an excellent example of all instrumental Jazz.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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