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MELOS

Cervello

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.13 | 149 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars CERVELLO are a band people tend to associate with OSANNA, and for good reason since the guitarists for both bands are brothers. "Melos" is especially compared with "Palepoli" although I find the latter more difficult to digest yet it is probably the better album. Interesting that three of the members are listed as playing flute (they play other instruments too).

"Canto Del Capro" opens with fuzz as flute joins in. Lots of atmosphere here. Vocals are spoken 1 1/2 minutes in then vocal melodies come in. The song kicks in after 3 minutes. I like the guitar. Vocals follow. The bass is relentless as flute returns. Vocals come in fairly quickly in this laid back intro for "Trittico". Flute before a minute. The man can sing i'll tell you that. It kicks in after 3 minutes,sax too. It settles back 4 1/2 minutes in with flute and acoustic guitar again. Vocals too. "Euterpe" is led by flute, acoustic guitar and vocals early. It's fuller sounding after 1 1/2 minutes as the drums become more prominant. Sax joins in.The guitar is lighting it up before 3 minutes.

"Scinsione (T.R.M.)" opens with some interesting sounding guitar. Vocals after a minute as flute and bass help out. It kicks in before 2 minutes with fuzz. An all out assault here. Vocals are back. It settles 3 1/2 minutes in as fuzz comes and goes. Cool.The guitar starts to solo late. Reserved vocals come in fairly quickly on the next track "Melos". Drums and flute follow. A gorgeous sound. Vocal melodies after 2 minutes. Guitar as vocals return then the guitar starts to light it up before 3 1/2 minutes. "Galassia" opens with lots of atmosphere. Vocals before 1 1/2 minutes. Lots of flute here. Guitar after 2 1/2 minutes. More guitar and some heaviness 4 minutes in. Drums end it. "Affresco" is just over a minute of light vocals and flute. A must for RPI fans.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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