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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) - Prognosis 19 CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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3.13 | 10 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Kind of a cool psychedelic album cover here which actually suits a couple of tracks on here.

Up first is a one man project from England called COSMOGRAF. A fairly long track that opens with samples including a baby crying. Piano and reserved vocals eventully take over then drums arrive before 2 minutes. A full sound with guitar before 3 1/2 minutes. Some heaviness after 7 minutes and the guitar rips it up after 8 1/2 minutes. An okay track. PRESTO BALLET has never impressed me that much but I do like this track called "The Puzzle". It hits the ground running with crunchy guitar and keyboards.The piano and organ take turns. Vocals after 2 1/2 minutes. Not bad. David R Black's "Ezra" is next. It's catchy and fairly heavy with vocals. It's okay. NOSOUND's "Lightdark" is a live version. Piano, spacey synths and vocals lead the way. Rain ends it. "Sandstorms" by PANIC ROOM sounds pretty cool with the guitar coming and going. Drums, organ and vocals all sound great.

PHAEDRA's "Honeydewed Autumn" is next and it's my favourite. Love her vocals.This is a simple song really with vocals and acoustic guitar but I am smitten (haha). SENDELICA's "Banshees & Fetches" is another top three and this one clocks in at around 12 1/2 minutes, the longest one on here.The sound builds and it sounds like they're jamming in a psychedelic manner.It does settle with sax before 6 minutes. Cool tune. CRANIUM PIE is a disgusting name for a band and yes they are a Psychedelic group. A top three for me though with a song called "Remember". I'm reminded of PINK FLOYD early on then we get these spoken words that echo around 3 minutes.Sounds then build before it kicks in. John Wesley is the PT guy and his song is called "Firelight".This is a straight-forward, commercial sounding song that is simply okay.

A very low 3 stars for this one and i'm very tempted to give it 2 stars. Not the best thing they've released by a long shot.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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