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TÜRKIS

Aera

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.04 | 11 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars The band has changed personel-wise with only the sax player remaining from the previous album of 2 years earlier. Although the former guitarist does guest on one track. I would describe the music as fairly light with a funky groove coming through at times. Lots of percussion as well while the sax (often soprano) plays over top. Just not my favourite style of music to be honest.Too bad because these guys can play. I'm sort of reminded of those PASSPORT albums that i'm not too into becaiuse of the lack of power.

"Fetzenotto" has all these intricate sounds then the bass comes to the fore after a minute. Funky stuff right here as the sax blasts. "Pfiffe" is led by guitar and drums throughout.The drumming is so crisp and intricate. "Dracula" is an upgrade with the pulsating organ which gives us an urgent feeling. Some cool guitar before 4 minutes and it leads until before 5 1/2 minutes when the sax returns.The guitar is back a minute later followed by a calm. Sounds come back then it kicks in after 8 1/2 minutes to a funky rhythm. Nice drum section after 10 minutes.

"Annettchon" is a short laid back piece. "You Need Some Speed" has percussion, bass and sax that stands out. It settles some then the keyboards come in at 5 1/2 minutes to end it. "Turkis" is better with a much more prominant sounding bass.The sax plays over top. It settles before 3 1/2 minutes with some growly bass. Sax is back 8 minutes in. "Siebert" opens with drums and bass as the sax joins in. Drum solo 3 1/2 minutes in.The sax is back after 6 1/2 minutes.

3 stars but this just isn't something I want to play.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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