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Mary Newsletter


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.69 | 8 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This Italian band has been hit and miss for me over the years and this their second album is good but for my tastes it doesn't measure up to their debut or their third studio record.

"Vis Country ?" starts things off and it's laid back to start as the vocals join in. The vocals do get passionate. They stop as flute comes in. It settles more after 4 minutes and we get some violin too. It starts to pick up including some organ before 6 minutes then the vocals return. Not a big fan of that one. The short tracks all have long song titles, so the next one is song 2 and it features acoustic guitar melodies throughout. "Lontano" has some nice bass as the heaviness comes and goes. Reserved vocals join in. Violin late. The fourth song is short with violin and piano. "Cattolica" opens with strummed guitar as the synths join in. Vocals after a minute. Drums and synths to the fore when the vocals stop. Electric guitar joins in. Good section that goes on until after 5 1/2 minutes when the vocals return and it settles. It then turns jazzy.

The sixth track is a short piece with sparse sounds and flute. "La Danza" kicks in right away and vocals arrive after 1 1/2 minutes. It's okay. "Ricordo" opens with vocals and a sound that seem distant. This changes and it picks up. Song nine is a short tune with piano and violin. "M.D.C." is the almost 14 minute closer. Atmosphere to start as a beat joins in. It picks up after 4 minutes and more 7 minutes in. Vocals before 8 minutes as it settles with piano. It picks up after the vocals stop as we get some samples then the vocals return.

My buddy tszirmay loves this one so check it out because it's all a matter of personal tastes.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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