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Accordo Dei Contrari


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 62 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI are a young Jazz / Fusion band out of Italy. This is an all-instrumenatal album, although we do get a little blurb with each song which indicates that these guys are highly educated to say the least. Basically a four piece band with some guest violin and sax to compliment their sound.

"Lester" is named after Lester Bangs an American music critic who died in 1982. They hit us hard and fast on this one before it settles quickly. Great sound ! Contrasts continue. Nice bass before 3 1/2 minutes with some excellent guitar in tow that starts to light it up. Sax before 5 1/2 minutes. "Meghiste Kinesis" opens with piano and a good beat as violin joins in. It settles 2 minutes in but then starts to build 3 1/2 minutes in, guitar takes the lead a minute later. A nice heavy sound at 6 minutes as the song continues to change. "ScalaQuadro" is the longest track at almost 9 minutes. It builds with drums leading the charge as organ comes in. It settles before 2 minutes then builds again. Violin 3 1/2 minutes in. It's heavy a minute later as the organ returns. It settles with piano 8 minutes in.

"Gondwana" is heavy with some great guitar. It settles with violin before 1 1/2 minutes but it kicks back in quickly. The tempo continues to shift the rest of the way. Some nice contrasts on this one. "Anexelenkton" is led by organ and drums early before guitar and keys follow. Again tempo changes are a plenty. I like the organ on this one. A drum solo to end it. "OM" opens with piano as guitar and drums come in strongly. It settles with piano. Excellent sound 2 1/2 minutes in then the guitar starts to rip it up. Piano before 4 minutes and then it kicks in a minute later before piano ends it.

There's enough here to warrant 4 stars in my opinion but this didn't blow me away or anything, although it's quite powerful at times.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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