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3.69 | 46 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. These guys haven't lost their humour anyways with that album title. I really like the album cover too. This is their third and final studio album released in 2010 with their first two albums being released in 2002 and 2006. I felt album number two was more streamlined and less diverse and avant than the debut and this process continues with this record as it's more accessible and we get a couple of vocal tracks which in my opinion are the worst two songs on here.

We get guest vocalists on those two songs. A female on "Loaded Gun" with vocals that are too sweet for my tastes and then the "I Can't Believe This Is Just A Pop(e) Song" which is simply terrible even if it's a joke song. I also was surprised at all the dance beats on certain songs. The overall recording is just a step back in my opinion from the first two records. They started out as a four piece than added a bass player for the second album, a man who was playing with them in live gigs already. He is invisible on here except for "Gojira" my favourite track on here by far.

Tough picking a top three but the opener "Moesius Onion Rings" and the second track "Istanbul" would probably be my second and third favourites. Again "Gojira" just stands out from the rest and if this was an album more like this song then man I would be excited about this recording. There's mellotron and plenty of atmosphere on this track and I love the inventive guitar expressions. The trumpet is great and there's experimental stuff too. This is what FONDERIA used to be about. Still a good album that the other collabs have given 4 stars to so this is simply my opinion.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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