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FOR ALL WE SHARED

Mostly Autumn

 

Prog Folk

3.50 | 84 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars For me this album and "The Last Bright Light" standout as my favourite MOSTLY AUTUMN albums.This is where it all started for the band and what a debut it was. Man Heather looks so good in the liner notes, what was she like 20 years old back then ? Anyway the music here is a template really for the albums that would follow. We get that Celtic flavour at times with the low and high whistles along with that PINK FLOYD vibe.

"Nowhere To Hide (Close My Eyes)" sounds like it could have been released as a single. A catchy and appealing song with Bryan singing lead. "Porcupine Rain" features these keyboard sounds that echo. I like the atmosphere. Vocals and a full sound before 1 1/2 minutes. A pretty good tune. "The Last Climb" along with the final track are my favourites. Birds are singing as gentle guitar then keys join in. A full sound with vocals after 2 minutes. Sounds like the Djente instrument after 3 1/2 minutes crying out. The guitar takes it's turn after 5 1/2 minutes and it's impressive. "Heroes Never Die" is my third favourite song. Some atmosphere to open before reserved vocals with guitar join the atmosphere. It gets fuller and contrasts continue. The guitar sounds great after 6 1/2 minutes eventually lighting it up.

"Folklore" sounds like a traditional Celtic tune with lots of violin. Sort of like a jig I guess you could say. "Boundless Ocean" opens with strummed guitar and whistles. Synths and drums join in. Dual vocals a minute in. Violin 3 1/2 minutes in as it settles to the end. "Shenanigans" is an instrumental that's very Celtic sounding. "Steal Away" is where Heather gets to sing lead. Thunder and rain to start. "Out Of The Inn" is another instrumental but it opens with a humerous sample of a guy singing in a bar with all his friends gathered around. I like the guitar and violin late on this one. "The Night Sky" is a top two for me. The wind is blowing as these Gilmour-like vocals come in. Very FLOYD- like. Flute and acoustic guitar after 3 minutes then it kicks in to a fuller sound after 4 1/2 minutes with violin. Guitar before 6 1/2 minutes solos beautifully until the wind takes over after 9 1/2 minutes to end it.

This album is a celebration on one hand of memories with friends and family, yet on the other hand it's also laid back and reflective. Very close to 4 stars for me. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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