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DEDALUS

Dedalus

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.13 | 67 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars These Italians really hit a home run with this their debut from 1973. A SOFT MACHINE flavour is prominant, although there's lots of cello and percussion here. I like how experimental and spacey these guys get as well.

"Santiago" is uptempo Jazz to start out and when the distorted organ comes in we get a Canterbury vibe. It calms right down before 1 1/2 minutes then picks back up with sax and electric piano. It settles again after 4 minutes and turns experimental with cello. This is an avant- garde section that continues until it kicks back in late to end it. "Leda" is spacey to open before it kicks in with a great sounding passage with bass, sax, electric piano and drums leading the way. It settles before 2 1/2 minutes like the intro only sounds echo here. It kicks back in but without sax this time. "Conn" opens with all these intricate sounds. A melody settles in before a minute as sax and percussion come in with electric piano and bass standing out. It's experimental after 2 1/2 minutes as the cello comes in.

"C.T.6." is the 14 minute epic. An electronic intro with other sounds until it settles into a Jazz mode. Guitar before 1 1/2 minutes. Sax a minute later as it settles. A change before 3 1/2 minutes as sax, electric piano, bass and drums take over. Piano takes the lead 5 minutes in. Some distorted guitar before 7 minutes. Cello after 8 minutes. Drums and bass continue when the cello stops. A change before 12 minutes as piano takes over and the rhythm stops briefly. It's back with sax after 13 minutes to end it. "Brilla" has this laid back melody with sax and piano as the bass and drums support. The tempo picks up with cello coming in too. Great sound. Guitar after 3 minutes. It's angular at first and then he proceeds to rip it up. The song then settles with sax as it ends just like it began.

There's so much here to like if your into that Jazz / Fusion style with an experimental twist. Incredible album !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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