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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is an instrumental concept album that looks at the universe from beginning to infinity including life, man, love, war etc. There are vocal melodies but of course no lyrics. A very mellow album for the most part with lots of mellotron and organ. Not much is known about this band or even who it's members were for that matter.

"The Beginning" opens with thunder claps as the storm rolls in. Organ before a minute then vocal melodies join in. "Life" opens with the sound of rushing water as acoustic guitar and piano come in. Sounds like flute too. It changes after 2 1/2 minutes as percussion then piano take over. Vocal melodies join in. Mellotron,drums and guitar arrive 5 minutes in and this is the best part of the album for me. "Man-Part 1" is pastoral with acoustic guitar melodies and floating organ. "Man-Part 2" has the same melody but we get mellotron this time. A change before 1 1/2 minutes as piano and mellotron take over.

"Love" is melancholic with piano and mellotron. Acoustic guitar too. "War" opens with sirens then drums and gun fire follows before 1 1/2 minutes. Mellotron late then it ends as it began. "The Moon" has a dynamic intro with drums, organ and vocal melodies. Then silence. Some good electric guitar after 2 minutes with drums and organ but it's brief. "Infinity" opens with organ. Percussion 1 1/2 minutes in as organ continues. Some vocal melodies then we get guitar, bass and drums. Mellotron and thunder ends it.

An interesting album to say the least, just not one I enjoy a lot. Mellotron fans will certainly find lots to like here.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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