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MUSIC OR NOT MUSIC

Recreation

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.90 | 11 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I really enjoyed the debut from this band and on this the follow-up (and final album) from 1972 they've made things even more interesting and challenging. A lot of shorter tracks and we get random sounds like a door-bell and an alarm clock going off right out of the blue along with many other samples. This trio from Belgium doesn't mind distorting their instruments either, as heard with the bass and organ at times. Nice.

"Music Against Music" has this "Strangers In The Night" piano meldoy to start. It's replaced by some ripping guitar before a minute then back to that opening piano melody to end it. "Music For Your Dog" has crisp drumming with keys early. It picks up with the bass helping out. Drums and spacey sounds lead late. I like this. "The Night Was Clear,The Moon was yellow" is a very short acoustic guitar piece. "Where Is The Bar,Clay ?" is organ and drums to start before the piano helps out then leads. "Caligula Suite In Horror Minor" has the organ and drums standing out and it ends in a psychedelic manner. "My Grandmother Likes Andy Williams Too" is led by bass, organ and drums. Piano joins in then a door bell rings. Such a cool track. "We Don't Like It Either" has strange processed vocals and a beat. "Last Train To Rhythmania" sounds great with that groovy organ, bass and drum soundscape. It picks up as the piano replaces the organ. The organ is back before 2 minutes. Samples join in. A change before 3 1/2 minutes. Lots of drums and percussion follows.

"...And The Producer Got Mad" has the sounds of cars going by like at a race track as the organ floats and drums pound. The piano leads late to end it. "Glove Story" has some nasty organ with drums until the piano takes over a minute in. "Laughin' People-Meanwhile : Starvin' Children" is a short piece with distorted organ and a beat. "Nothing's Holy 1" has more organ as the guitar plays over top. Organ only then the drums lead. Piano 1 1/2 minutes in and more guitar before 3 minutes. The organ leads late. "Concerto For Elevator" has floating organ and samples until jazzy bass with piano takes over. "War Business Is A Good Job" has a catchy rhythm and raw guitar. Love this track. "To End Or Not To End" is the short concluding song with floating organ and piano as a beat kicks in.

I like these albums that keep me interested and have a Psych flavour to them. A solid 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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