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Akinetón Retard



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. Here's another album that is calling out for a 5 star rating, and down the road I may bump it up because this is amazing stuff. Think "Red" by KING CRIMSON and add some darkness and avant moments, then mix in some Jazz and Zeuhl and there you have it, a dish special made just for me.This might be my favourite AKINETON RETARD album. By the way the album cover suits the music that is inside.

"Copenhaguen Schtorba" opens with pounding drums and blasting horns. It settles in quickly until a minute in when the guitar and rough vocals take over, then back to the drums and sax. It settles again with guitar and bass as the drums continue. Horns after 3 1/2 minutes. Nice. "Primogenia Satira" has a brief but powerful guitar intro then the bass and drums rumble in as the guitar continues. Sax a minute in. Great sound here. Man this is so good. Vocal expressions after 3 minutes. Dissonant horns 5 1/2 minutes in. Some nice growly bass before 7 minutes then the vocals return. "Viaje A Eriebnis" has these Zeuhl inspired vocal chants that join the powerful soundscape. It settles with horns 1 1/2 minutes in.The guitar is ripping it up 3 minutes in.

"Blues En Re" is jazzy early on. Horns join in this laid back tune. Cool song. "Gansos,Patos Y Gallinos" has these crazy vocals as the tempo swings abruptly and often. It settles in before 1 1/2 minutes.The guitar solos beautifully after 2 minutes as the bass and drums rumble underneath. Horns are back before 4 1/2 minutes. A calm a minute later then the horns and drums lead to the end. "Mamut Y Milodones" builds with horns as heavy outbursts come and go starting at 2 minutes in. "Aquelarre Satiri Sarnaz" has some good atmosphere with the guitar, horns and drums standing out. It's heavier 3 minutes in. So good. A calm before 4 1/2 minutes. Check out the Krautrock-like guitar 6 1/2 minutes in, then he's lighting it up a minute later.

Another killer album from Chile. Highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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