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EDGE OF DARKNESS

Robin Taylor

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.05 | 2 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I'll let Robin tell you how this album came about. "In the early 1980's I was very much into tape manipulations and did a lot of experiments. A couple of long lost tapes from that period suddenly reappeared in the spring 2000, and I was immediately convinced, that they should form the basis of a new record project, which was competed during the Summer.To me these "ghost tapes" represent something "sacred" and i'm very pleased, I got hold of them at the last minute, before they seriously began to disintegrate. Glimpses of darkness...an edge."

We get farfisa organ, harmonica, percussion, horns, piano, hammond organ, electronics, processed guitar, bass and more. Robin also says "No synthesizers !" in the liner notes. The music is dark and minimalistic and I must admit it agitates me for some reason. I thought maybe listening to it with headphones on and giving the music my undivided attention would help, but no, I get annoyed a lot (haha). Not a fan of the cover art either. I really don't like winter. I'm not going to go track by track because I would be repeating myself a lot. At 65 minutes it's a little long for this style but I imagine there are those who would feel it's too short. Different strokes right ? So a good album but one that fails to capture my imagination. Maybe one day.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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