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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars MOETAR are an exciting new band from California. The keyboardist is the bass player for MIRTHKON. The star of the show though is most definetly the vocalist named Moorea who like Christina from FULANO / MEDIABANDA knows how to put on a show. And while her voice is "lights out" good, the instrumental work is often complex and stunningly well done. The vocals are diverse, theatrical and at times outrageous. It's not often that I laugh right out loud because i'm so impressed with what i'm hearing but I did at least three times while giving this my final listen before the review.

"Dichotomy" is a catchy vocal led track until we get some instrumental gymnastics before 2 1/2 minutes. "Infinitesimal Sky" again makes me exclaim "Man she can sing !". Some nice outfront guitar as well but man she's an amazing singer. "Butchers Of Baghdad" is where they slow it down, at least at first then it picks up with fast paced vocals. This is catchy. The guitar lights it up after 2 1/2 minutes. "Random Tandem" has a catchy beat as the vocals join in. She's doing it again ! I'm laughing after 3 1/2 minutes. "Ist Or An Ism" has a complex and powerful intro then it turns heavy. Strong vocals after a minute. She's showing off again 3 1/2 minutes in (haha).

"Morning Person" opens with piano then the bass and drums come in as restrained vocals follow. Chaotic guitar and sound each time she stops singing. Great track. "New World Chaos" has some excellent guitar as almost mono-toned vocals come in. The instrumental work is the focus here and it sounds amazing. "Screed" is an anti-religion song that is quite powerful. "Never Home" is slower with the focus on the vocals. Check out the powerful and chaotic intstrumental section 3 minutes in. "From These Small Seeds" has pulsating piano along with vocals as it turns heavier before settling back some. Complex instrumental work here with lots of tempo changes. "Friction" ends it with more powerful music and vocals.

Such an impressive record that is fun yet complex at the same time and always interesting. Please check them out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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