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Third Quadrant



3.38 | 21 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars One of the very first Neo Prog albums but this is much more than that. Released in 1982 this was actually their third release. There's more of a PINK FLOYD vibe than a Neo Prog one, and Sci-fi is a big part of their lyrics and sound. Spacey is the word. Their debut from 1980 was called "Voyage To Pluto" and the band is called THIRD QUADRANT. A four piece from the UK with the usual instruments plus electronics. I get why there's some really low ratings for this one. I mean the opener which is only just over a minute long but why open with a song that sounds like we get a bunch of drunks in a bar all singing with all the atmosphere of a bar. Or the closer, I mean the opener and closer are by far the two worst songs on here. The vocals and sound on that closer are painful.

Now for the good stuff. Check out "Backwards To The Future" if you will. It actually reminds me of DISCIPLINE for the dark, melancholic sound and the vocals. "Hen Rising" is over 13 minutes long, the longest by far. Spacey electronics pulse in and out for about 3 minutes then a beat and keyboards take over in atmosphere. This section ends around 5 minutes in as drums take over and Neo styled vocals as it plods along. A FLOYD vibe at 6 1/2 minutes then the tempo picks up thankfully with some nice bass. And it continues to change. "Gone Fission" is different with those chirping bird sounds and a beat before it kicks in but the birds hang around. Hey a cow bell after 1 1/2 minutes. Lots of PINK FLOYD references on "State Of Mind" especially the guitar but more than that.

A low 3 stars for this one.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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