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Transit Express


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.96 | 13 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is TRANSIT EXPRESS' third and final album. David Rose who guested on the final two tracks of the previous album is a full time member now, so lots of violin on this one. I like this album better than the debut but not quite as much as the previous one. Although this one is very impressive no matter how it compares with the others.

"10eme RUE EST" opens with uptempo violin before the power comes in with drums and bass. I like when it settles 1 1/2 minutes in with violin playing over top. Keyboards follow then the violin returns. The bass is chunky late. "Visite Au Minoir" opens with the sound of rain and acoustic guitar. Melancholic violin joins in. Drums and a full sound 1 1/2 minutes in. It settles into a funky groove. A calm with rain, acoustic guitar and violin like the intro takes over 3 1/2 minutes in. Drums join in as it builds. "Marchand De Sable Et Pere Fouettard" opens with acoustic guitar and bass. Violin joins in as it builds. Drums too. It turns funky 1 1/2 minutes in as it changes. Guitar after 2 1/2 minutes lights it up.

"Au Dela Du Miroir" opens with piano as violin joins in. It starts to pick up before 4 1/2 minutes. "Le Grande Escalier" features these haunting vocal melodies as drums come in and eventually dominate. "Cathedrale De Verre" is a darker song while "Stress" opens with slicing vioin as drums, bass and electric piano support. The guitar starts to rip it up before a minute then the violin responds as they trade solos. Nice. It blends into "L'Imaga Du Miroir". This is intense with violin,bass and drums standing out. "Qui Donc A Reve?" is uptempo with violin playing over top.

Cool to see that this was recorded and mixed at Laurent Thibault's studio. This one is a pleasure to listen to.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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