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My Brother The Wind


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 74 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Certainly the attraction to this band for me is Nicklas Barker the great lead guitarist / vocalist / mellotron player etc. for ANEKDOTEN. We also get a second lead guitarist here in Mathias Danielsson (MAKAJODAMA) along with drummer Tomas Eriksson and bass player Ronny Eriksson. Four Swedes who offer up some great trippy Psychedelic jams much in the style of fellow Swedes THE SPACIOUS MIND. The liner notes say : "The sounds you hear are exactly as these four relative strangers delivered them. Unrehearsed and improvised with no overdubs. Recorded in two hours from the soul, through the fingers, directly to tape". The cover art photo was taken by none other than Anna Sofi Dahlberg (ANEKDOTEN).

"Karmagrinder" is such a good title but they have some other good ones too. Love this opening tune that is laid back to open and dreamy. It starts to slowly build 1 1/2 minutes with drums joining the guitars then bass 3 minutes in.The guitars get louder as they jam.The guitars are so good here, very psychedelic. Sounds echo late. "Electric Universe" is the one track I can't get too into. It's uptempo with the guitars playing different parts as bass and drums throb. I just prefer the more trippy, spacey jams that's all.

"Twilight In The Crystal Cabinet" has this laid back guitar throughout and it's quite spacey. Great sound. "Precious Sanity" seems a little out of place as it's dissonant and bombastic. Crazy but short. "The Mournful Howl Of Dawn" picks up before a minute. Again the guitars sound so good. A very melodic tune. "Death And Beyond" is my favourite. A guitar intro as the drums and bass join in.The guitar sounds incredible 4 1/2 minutes in. So emotional. Great sound 6 1/2 minutes in as the drums pound and the bass digs deep.The guitar is ripping it up 8 minutes in. It settles before 13 minutes.

I shouldn't be surprised that my two psychedelic friends Uwe (Rivertree) and Eetu beat me to this review, and I can only agree to their words. A solid 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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