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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars The lineup that recorded this album was actually the second incarnation of this band.The original drummer left to play in AERA while the bass player moved onto WALLENSTEIN before PROSPER recorded this their first record.These guys sound like a top of the line Jazz / Rock / Fusion band playing within that Krautrock style. I love listening to the guys playing on this album.The drummer is so intricate and fluid but powerful like many of the great Jazz drummers.The bass is prominant and fat like I like it.The guitarist really impresses me, in fact he shouldn't be one of those unheralded and unknown axe-men. And I can't forget the electric piano and mellotron. It's like this album was custom made for me.

"Beginning" opens with atmosphere including mellotron and it's building. A guest female violinist joins in as the bass throbs. Great sound after 2 minutes with guitar. It's more intense 3 1/2 minutes in then it settles back before 5 1/2 minutes with piano and drums standing out. Nice. It's intense again with guitar before 7 minutes then back to the piano and drums again to end it. Mellotron too. Fantastic track ! "Burning In The Sun" is a short vocal and acoustic guitar piece. A mellow tune.

"Broken Door" is fairly dark with low end sounds as the raw guitar solos over top. Amazing ! Vocals and mellotron before 2 minutes. Killer track. "Dance Of An Angel" is dark with a beat early on then it kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. So good with that Jazz flavour. Love the bass and electric piano, and the drumming is lights out as the guitar solos over top. It settles back before 6 minutes as it turns dark again. Man that's another incredible song.

"Your Country" sounds nothing like the rest and yet it's great as well. It's like they decide to go all ALLMAN BROTHERS on us.The vocals and intricate guitar standout in this catchy track. "Birds Of Passage" is interesting with the mellotron, bass, acoustic guitar and cymbals all creating a cool atmosphere throughout. "Master's Inspiration" is a short drum show.

"Where The Sun Touches The Water" opens with wind and electric piano as guitar and drums join in as it slowly builds.The wind continues at gale force until it dies at around 2 1/2 minutes. Guitar, drums and bass sound incredible before 4 minutes. Electric piano too.That strong wind is back to end it.

This is one of those "Where have you been all my life" moments. A treasure.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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