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Offering - Offering (Magma Présente Offering) CD (album) cover





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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars The appeal of getting this 4 cd compilation of OFFERING's 3 albums is the over 32 minute bonus track "Out Of This World" which is why they've had to make this a 4 cd set instead of 3. I've reviewed all the other songs on those 3 records already so i'll just focus on the new track.

It was composed in 1987 like "Ehn Deiss" so it fits well on the "Offering IV" disc. It begins with bass as soft flute and drums join in. Piano too. Stella comes in around a minute. This is all fairly laid back. That changes around 3 minutes as the intensity rises and so does Stella's voice as sax joins in. It calms down as sax continues with piano and light drums. The sax is dissonant. The piano comes to the fore 6 minutes in as the sax takes a back seat. It settles before 16 minutes to an almost dead calm. Drums only can be heard almost like they're in the background. Christian's drum work starts to get louder though. Piano comes in at 29 1/2 minutes as Vander continues.

4 stars for the compilation. I must say this project really surprised me, it was very enjoyable to say the least. I would recommend this to MAGMA fans.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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