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CLOZE TEST TERROR

Robin Taylor

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.00 | 4 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer
3 stars This was Robin Taylor's second overall album recorded mostly at his place on an 8-track with help from Jan Marsfeldt who also played keyboards. There are three guests helping out, each on one track with sax (3), bass (9) and drums (9).

"My Fake Persian Carpet" opens with samples then the music kicks in as we get a beat with other intricate sounds. "Hestekolen" opens with birds chirping then eventually the music takes over before turning experimental to end it. "Postman's Nightmare / The Last Ride" has this beat as dogs bark in the background. Samples 3 minutes in followed by sax to the end. "Mermaid Theater" opens with what sounds like a band on a radio for about 30 seconds then we get the music.

"A Day In Some Kind Of Life" is a suite consisting of five tracks. First is "Opening Part" where the guitar comes in quickly. "Part 2" sounds like electronics of some sort but they stop before 1 1/2 minutes as drums and other sounds make noise. Electronics are back later to end it. "Part 3" builds with sound then settles to an experimental mode around 3 minutes. Samples before 4 1/2 minutes and an alarm goes off to end it. "Part 4" turns haunting before a minute. "Final Part" opens with guitar followed by samples before 2 1/2 minutes.

I like this better than "Edge Of Darkness" but not enough to offer up that fourth star.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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