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DRAINAGE

Lands End

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.09 | 6 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is a live LANDS END album recorded in Mexico. Apparently the band became good friends with the Mexican band CAST who invited them to play some shows down there.

"Natural Reflection" was originally to be part of the album "Natural Selection" but it had to be dropped. Lots of guitar-synth on this one and some Spanish sounding guitar too after a minute. "Rain Age" came out of another song intended for "Natural Selection" but it was also left off. Apparently the vocals were improvised for this one. Some nice prominant bass early on.I like the rain and synths to end it. "Breathing Deep" is another song recorded for "Natural Selection" but it was used for a "Cyclops Record Sampler" instead. Gentle guitar followed by bass, synths and drums.Vocals 2 minutes in. I like when the guitar comes after the vocals stop. Contrasts continue.

"A Castle Nanny Mother & A Warm Soft Bed" is led by strummed guitar and reserved vocals early. It kicks in before 2 1/2 minutes then settles back quickly.Themes are repeated. Not a fan of this one. "Shepherds Of The Deep" is a segment off the longer "Neptune's Last Tear". "The Revolution Like Saturn Devours It's Children" has a good beat with bass as guitar then synths play over top. Vocals 2 minutes in. Synths and drums lead 5 minutes in. Vocals are back 6 1/2 minutes and they're not good. "Love Through The Winter & Blood In The Spring" might be my favourite. I like the early drum / synth section and especially later when they seem to simply jam for an extended period. "Ashes" opens with vocals and synths. Drums join in as the vocals get passionate. Some nice guitar after 2 minutes. It blends into "The Last Word" where the guitar continues.Vocals join in. Great sound 5 1/2 minutes in. The guitar after 7 minutes starts to light it up. Nice.

A pretty good album that fans of the band would do well to check out.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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