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Lost Tales


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.01 | 11 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars LOST TALES are from Italy and they released this lone album back in 1999 through Mellow Records.Vocals are in Italian and the music is quite good with keyboards and guitar usually leading the way.These guys know how to create a melody that's for sure. I got a kick out of the picture in the liner notes with them all wearing jean jackets. I can only imagine their excitement and the ideas running through their heads with the release of this their first album, but jean jackets ? It just looks like they went out and bought four new jackets just for the picture, that's all. Hey I used to wear one faithfully in High School (late seventies) and probably have one somewhere in the house. Anyway, how the hell did I get side tracked like this ?

"Racconti Perduti" kicks in before a minute with synths out front.Vocals follow as it settles some. Synths and drums standout when the vocals stop.Vocals are back and when they stop this time it's acoustic guitar and a beat leading as the song continues to play out. I like it ! "Corno E Avorio" is the only track over 8 minutes.The guitar leads early as bass, synths then drums follow.Vocals before a minute. Synths lead after 3 1/2 minutes when the vocals stop.Vocals return around 5 minutes then we get a guitar solo that goes on and on from before 6 minutes to the end. Nice. "A Volo Radente" opens with atmosphere and picked guitar.Vocals join in just before a minute. A beat with piano also helps out. Guitar leads before 4 minutes as the tempo picks up.Vocals are back 5 minutes in as it settles back.

"Big Erto In The Magic Valley" is a catchy instrumental until vocal melodies arrive before 2 minutes. It then turns experimental. Some cool sounding guitar 4 minutes in then the vocal melodies are back. "Tu Lasga Che Sia" features these atmospheric synths to start then reserved vocals and strummed guitar join in. It turns fuller before 1 1/2 minutes. "Verso Il Buio" opens with vibes? that i'm not a fan of. Vocals and a releaxed sound a minute in. It picks up before 3 minutes but not for long. "Corona Borealis" has some prominant organ featured in it. It settles a minute in with synths, drums and laid back guitar.The organ is back with a heavier sound after 2 1/2 minutes as it continues to change. "Altre Estati" is mellow as reserved vocals join in.

I like this album and especially that they chose to sing in Italian. Although I can't read anything in the liner notes. Oh well there's always jean jackets to amuse me.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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