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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is KBB's third album and i'm not sure if i'm just not getting into this because it's simply more of the same or maybe it's because there is no guitar on it like their last album. Regardless, if your into all-instrumental music with lots of violin you need to check this Japanese band out. Once again Tsuboy puts on a show with his violin prowess.

Well there were two tracks that did grab me including this the opener. "Inner Flames" opens with a drum barrage then it gets heavier. Synths solo over top and the organ comes and goes. It does settle back after 3 minutes. Check out the bass 5 1/2 minutes in. This is intense. "Weight Anchor" features tastefully played violin only to start then it gets fuller just before a minute. "Stratosphere" is laid back and almost dreamy. Native-like drumming comes in after 1 1/2 minutes, violin too. A calm 4 1/2 minutes in then the violin starts to lead as other sounds join in. This is uptempo by the way. "Intermezzo" is led by drums and violin early on. Piano joins in as the drums stop temporarily. The violin gets intense then it settles after 3 1/2 minutes.

"Rice Planting Song" has some crazy violin in it and the drums are prominant late. Not a fan. "Lagoon Nebula" is the other track I like. It's fairly heavy with the violin playing over top. Organ comes in then piano. "40 Degrees" is a pleasant violin led tune. Piano and drums help out. Nice bass as well. The electric piano is great here. "Order From Chaos" sees the violin take off after 2 minutes. Organ comes in around 4 minutes then it settles right down with piano. Violin and drums return. bass too.

For me this doesn't measure up to their first two but violin fans should be happy with it.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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