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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I thought my first review under my new name should not only be a killer album but also have plenty of mellotron. EMBRYO's second album fits the bill perfectly. Jimi Jackson from AMON DULL II adds mellotron, organ and piano. Jimi likes to distort his keyboards so it all sounds so good. Ahh Krautrock. There is some Farfisa on here too that happened to be in Dieter Dierks studio where they recorded it in 1971. Love the picture of the four guys (which includes Jimi) in the liner notes. By the way I think this is a definite improvement over their debut.

"Tausendfussler" opens with vocals expressions, percussion and what sounds like congas. It kicks in around a minute with flute playing over top. Love the keyboards after 2 minutes, especially after 4 minutes. Just killer ! "Time" has an intense intro with violin, flute, drums and organ.Vocals join in.This sounds amazing. Sax is prominant late and what sounds like fuzzed out organ. "Revenge" opens with drums, congas and percussion. Distorted keys join in then sax before 1 1/2 minutes as they both come and go. Check out the percussion and drums 3 1/2 minutes in. Very SANTANA-like.

"Spain Yes, Franco Finished" has this incredible intro with mellotron. It's so spacey, atmospheric and powerful all at the same time. Sax joins in then drums. The tempo picks up 2 minutes in and check out the fuzz. Vocals after 2 1/2 minutes. He sings "Revolution it's the only way" over and over. I like the flute here. Violin arrives as it settles 7 1/2 minutes in. Mellotron too as it turns haunting. It kicks back in late. "Try To Be" is a short vocal,percussion and keyboard led tune. Mellotron rolls in quickly on "Change" with organ and piano. An interesting soundscape. It starts to pick up and build after 2 minutes as the drums join in. Great sound here and I like the flute too. Sax 4 1/2 minutes in.

It took me a long time to track this album down but it was worth the wait. 4.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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