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NYL

Nyl

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.32 | 12 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars What a find ! A big thankyou to Tom Ozric who recommended this to me some time ago, but it wasn't until I read Tom's recent review that I took the plunge. This is my kind of music. Energetic, guitar driven Psyche. What's not to like ? Like Tom's LP my cd has 9 tracks not the 15 shown here which must be some sort of re-issue with bonus tracks. Jannick Top adds his amazing bass to three tracks and we get sax and synths as well, but as I mentioned earlier the guitar is the focus here.

"Abery" certainly got my attention the first time I heard it.This could have been released as a single. Very melodic and laid back with the guitar, bass, drums and vocals leading the way. "Nyarlathotep" has this insane intro with drums and screaming sax. The guitar comes in on fire as we get a light show of epic proportions.Vocals before 1 1/2 minutes. Killer tune. "Shatt" is a groovy track with the sax and bass standing out. "Dromadaire Bleu" is a bright and uplifting instrumental and the guitar is all over it like a bad rash. "Ibha" is led by bass, guitar and drums early. Vocals a minute in then the guitar lights it up 2 1/2 minutes in followed by sax as the drums pound.

"Nyl" opens with atmosphere then it kicks in with sax and more before settling in with flute leading the way. Nice. Bass from Top 3 1/2 minutes in as vocal melodies come and go. Spacey sounds after 4 1/2 minutes as the drums and bass continue. "Ailes D'or" is a mellow track with strummed guitar and reserved vocals. Piano, bass and backing vocals join in after a minute. Drums before 2 minutes and guitar late. A nice track. "Blue Eyes" is a short tune where "Oh yeah she's got blue eyes" is repeated again and again. Cool song. "Dervishes" is spacey to start then an uptempo beat with guitar kicks in. Nice. An almost Country flavour to the guitar then that changes to a Rock sound as he rips it up.

4.5 stars for this lost gem.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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