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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars What an amazing band ! I consider six of their seven studio albums as being essential and this certainly is included in that. They are a four piece with guests helping out on trumpet, sax and violin. Some good variety on this one as well.

"La Celebre Boucie" is a short silly track to get us warmed up then "Le Regne Des Termites" kicks in right away but settles before a minute. We get an uplifting sound after 1 1/2 minutes then it's heavy before 2 1/2 minutes as some ripping guitar joins in. Nice. "Le Sorcier" is the MIRIODOR I know and love. Intricate, complex and humorous. Intense 1 1/2 minutes in. A calm a minute later then some silliness follows. It kicks in before 4 minutes then we get a calm late that sounds pretty cool. "Mine De Rien" features violin and a full sound early. A bit of a GENTLE GIANT vibe here. That changes as it turns darker. The violin is back as it picks up. "Mille-Pattes" is a short piece with vocal expressions then it kicks in hard. Great sound ! "Toutes Proportions Gardees" is classic MIRIODOR folks. A heavy rhythm after 2 1/2 minutes. The tempo picks up late with piano to end it. "IGA" is short with a repetitive melody. "Mangeur De Masters" has a heavy KING CRIMSON-like intro then it settles down but the contrasts continue.

"Le Roi Soldat" has a mellow acoustic intro that builds. "Pas A Ce Que Je Sacha, Sacha" kicks in around 30 seconds then we get a haunting calm a minute later. It starts to pick up halfway through until it's heavy before 4 minutes. "Singularite" has an eerie intro then drums and chunky bass join in. Violin too then it settles back before 4 minutes. "L'inevitable" is fairly light and intricate until after 2 minutes. Great sound. It kicks in more before 4 minutes. "Avatar" has outbreaks of heaviness after 3 minutes and it's dark late to end it. "Le Fantome De M.C. Escher" is my favourite. It becomes uptempo but the tempo shifts often. Spacey synths with percussion and bass lead. A spacey calm follows. It kicks in at 4 minutes. Nice. "La Polka Des Spheres" is the short concluding track with a fun rhythm.

A very good record and one that every fan of challenging and adventerous music should own.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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