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2.65 | 14 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Czech band MAHAGON's second album is a huge letdown after their excellent debut. The JRF stylings are scaled way back as the focus becomes the female vocals and a more commercial sound.

The first track "Slunecnice Pro Vincenta Van Gogh I" opens with atmosphere and vocal melodies before reserved vocals and piano take over a minute in. It does get fuller but i'm not liking this. "Prameny Poznani" is my favourite and really the only track that recalls the debut. This is funky Fusion with lots of horns. Some crazy synths and electric piano also join in. This is excellent. "Stranky Deniku Pod Rolakem" is my least favourite with those reserved vocals and ballad-like vibe. Yikes ! "Vila Za Milion" is uptempo with vocals. Not a fan. "Valka Salku" has horns and is a little funky but when the vocals come in they lose me.

"Cinkni Minci" is uptempo with vocals. Lots of horns too. "Dopis Marii, Pavlovi O Octi" is one i like with those guitar expressions and atmosphere. "Plateny Sen" has piano and vocals before the violin comes in. Not a fan. "A Kamen Tu Necham" has lots of horns, synths and vocals. "Slunecnice Pro Vincenta Van Gogha II" is good with the atmosphere and spoken words as sounds come and go. "Slunecnice Pro Vincenta Van Gogha III" ends the album with an uptempo soundcape and vocals. It turns mellow after 4 minutes.

Just not a fan of this one at all.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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