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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars TRION are from The Netherlands and they are a trio with Menno coming from ODYSSICE while Eddie and Edo are from FLAMBOROUGH HEAD.Their band name comes from the fact they are a trio and also that they use mellotron. It's interesting though that they've chosen to use sampled mellotron instead of the real thing. I like this better than the debut. It's very pleasant sounding with lots of acoustic guitar, light drums and keyboards (organ, piano).

"Pilgrim" opens with mellotron as drums and organ join in. Guitar after 2 minutes comes in soaring.The tempo picks up 3 1/2 minutes in. Some nice guitar before 5 minutes as well. Piano follows with mellotron only as it settles down. "Silence Of The Universe" takes a while to get going then the guitar starts to soar with a beat and organ.Synths after 3 minutes. "Walk On Land" has this slow repetitive rhythm that starts to pick up then we get acoustic guitar only after 2 minutes as contrasts continue. "How We Used To Go" features acoustic guitar melodies throughout.

"The Magnificent Forest" has more life to it as a full sound kicks in right away.Synths lead a minute in. It settels back 2 1/2 minutes in and mellotron comes in after 3 minutes. "Reveal The Mystery" opens with gentle guitar and mellotron then it picks up quickly with drums and organ as contrasts continue."Giant Man" is one of my favourites. A beat with bass and mellotron leads early then the guitar comes to the fore. Back to that earlier sound as the contrasts continue,. "The Book" opens with mellow sounds that pulsate. Organ and drums kick in then guitar before 2 1/2 minutes. "Blue Shadows" opens with acoustic guitar melodies as the mellotron rolls in. "A Dream" is mostly piano and mellotron while "The Deep Ocean" opens with an almost haunting mood and acoustic guitar. It comes to life with organ and electric guitar then settles back as contrasts continue.

A relaxed and enjoyable instrumental album. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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