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WINDS OF MAY

The Odeja

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.02 | 3 ratings

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Todd
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3 stars Another Mellow obscurity!

Winds of May is the only artifact left half-finished by The Odeja in 1987. Apparently the band had achieved some level of notoriety on the club circuit back in 1986-87. At the time they featured two guitarists, two keyboardists, and two sax players, and their sound was fairly jazz-oriented. They soon lost a guitarist and a sax player, but the remaining members consolidated and made plans to record. They had several songs ready to record, but after laying down four tracks, internal dissensions caused the band to dissolve. Thus all we have to remember them are the four unfinished tracks that were subsequently rescued by Mauro Moroni and the Mellow gang.

As far as the music goes, there are several samples, both in the website link and on the band videos. I would describe them as a keyboard based, jazz-tinged product of the 1987 state of prog, with some nice melodies and chord progressions. The sax adds a lot of color, as do the twin keyboard attack. Luisa's voice is pleasant enough--I just wish she had sung in Italian!

So as we continue to mine the depths of the Mellow catalogue, this is a nice find to be sure. 3- stars (8/15).

Todd | 3/5 |

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