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WALK THE NILE

Elephant9

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 60 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars An interesting followup to their debut "Dodvoodoo". A lot more Hammond organ on this one at the expense of the Fender Rhodes unfortunately, but this still kills. It's not as intense overall either. The Hammond on here is absolutely nasty.

"Fugal Fonix" opens with some massive Hammond as drums come in pounding. Nasty stuff. Fender Rhodes takes the lead 2 minutes in. "Aviation" opens with some floating organ and lots of atmosphere. Bass around a minute. Cymbals 1 1/2 minutes in then drums as the organ turns evil. It all kicks in after 2 1/2 minutes. The drumming is relentless. How good is this after 4 1/2 minutes ! A calm 7 1/2 minutes in. "Walk The Nile" opens with drums and organ. There's some wickedness bubbling under the surface. The organ is more outfront 2 1/2 minutes in. There's the wickedness 4 1/2 minutes in. I swear the organ is possesed. It's dark with tons of bottom end. Check out the ending !

"Hardcore Orientale" opens with drums that never slow down. Bass is prominant too. Keyboards join in as it plays out. Intense. "Habanera Rocket" is the longest track at around 14 1/2 minutes. It opens as if they've turned down the volume and it very slowly gets louder. It builds and builds then it kicks in before 7 1/2 minutes. It settles after 10 minutes with a Psychedelic mood. It then turns nasty after 13 minutes as the organ rips it up. "John Tinnick" is uptempo right out of the gate. Fender Rhodes is making some noise. Nice. Organ's turn as the drums and bass continue.

Another fantastic release from these talented Norwegians.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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