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SOUNDWALL

Taylor's Universe

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.04 | 25 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I like what Robin says in the liner notes in regards to this lineup. "How on earth did these people get together, each representing as different styles as Artrock, Jazz, Pop Music and Heavy Metal ?". Well they may come from different backgrounds but they're on the same page here. I agree with Olav that the guitar seems to get more prominance than usual over the sax here. In the liner notes it's stated that Robin does the Thrash guitar solos while Michael Denner does the melodic guitar solos. Karsten Vogel (SECRET OYSTER) is back on sax while Rasmus Grosell is on drums. Some guest female vocal expressions from Louise Nipper.

"Tag Attack" kicks in with chunky bass and more before a minute. Guitar to the fore a minute later. Nice. Sax 4 1/2 minutes in then we get a calm 5 minutes in to the end. Some female vocal expressions around 7 minutes. "Step Aside" opens with the guitar soloing as the drums pound and more.The guitar stops after 2 minutes but not for long. The sax comes and goes. Nice drum work 3 1/2 minutes in. Intense stuff right here. More guitar late.

"Out Of Season" has some atmosphere as the piano joins in.The piano stops as the atmosphere continues and it's experimental too until it changes before 3 minutes to a melodic style. "Totally Greek" is laid back with piano. Female vocal expressions 3 minutes in. It kicks in before 5 minutes with guitar. "Sandwich" is spacey to start. The guitar,piano and more start to rise out of the mist around 2 minutes then the sax starts to solo. "Aspx" has these faint sounds to open that start to build until we have a full sound around 3 minutes. Some nice melodic guitar follows. It starts to settle back after 6 minutes.

Another excellent release and a solid 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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