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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This American band has been making Avant-garde music since 1981. Many are saying that this is their best album yet, an impressive feat. There are three core musicians along with a cast of about 15 musicians and singers helping out. THINKING PLAGUE did come to mind and even UNIVERS ZERO, mainly with the piano sections. This is adventerous, fun and challenging. I'm very impressed with this band.

"Sun Dies" is led by drums and horns early as vocals join in. I like when it builds 2 minutes in with guitar. Vocal melodies follow. It kicks in heavily before 4 1/2 minutes. Vibes late. "Mescalito" is a short piece with pounding drums and vibes. The guitar makes some noise. "And Then You Realize You Haven't Left Yet" is another short track. So much going on. Just a great sound. Horns late. "Blue Cheadle" has this catchy rhythm. Vocals 2 minutes in. It's heavier before 4 minutes, then it turns eerie late with violin. "Disenchantment" has this cool beat. The song changes before 2 1/2 minutes as female vocals then horns come in.

"The Carnal, Garish City" is my least favourite but I still like it. It's just harder to get into. A heavy beat takes over fairly quickly. The guitar comes in too. The tempo then slows but it's heavier. Vocals before 2 1/2 minutes. Horns a minute later. "According To The Spiral" has a nice full sound with drums and piano. Flute joins in then vocals. "Humanizing The Distance" is uptempo before settling some a minute in. Heavy guitar 2 minutes in, horns follow. Vocal melodies before 3 1/2 minutes as the drums pound. It calms right down late. "Your Weak Heart" opens with vocals and piano. Vocals stop but the piano continues. Horns join in 2 1/2 minutes in. It picks up a minute later. Horns, drums and piano lead the way. The song ends as it began with vocals and piano.

One of the best i've heard from 2009. Great album !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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