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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.89 | 17 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This was IMPULS only studio album released in 1977. They are another band from the Czech Republic who play in the Jazz / Rock Fusion style. Their trumpet player and drummer would both play on ENERGIT's "Piknik" album released the year after this one. And the trumpet player also guested on JAZZ Q's "Elegie" record from 1976.

"Horni Konec Dolni Konec" is spacey to start then the bass and drums kick in to a funky groove. That changes when it becomes fuller. Trumpet 2 minutes in then the guitar leads. It's funky again late before turning spacey to end it. "Cervanky" is led by the guitar and trumpet early then the drums join in before a minute followed by bass. More passion after 1 1/2 minutes then it settles back 2 minutes in as the guys trade solos. "Osmikraska" has some sparse electric piano early then the bass and drums take over. Electric piano, trumpet and more join in. The guitar then starts to solo over top then it's the trumpet's turn before 3 minutes. "V Klidu A Pohode" has a relaxed sound with distant sounding trumpet. It kicks in after a minute. Great sound !

"Sextant" has to be a nod to Hancock. Electronics to open then the drums take over followed by a full sound. Nice. The drumming is fantastic. "Cumulus" has these marching styled drums which change before a minutes as the bass joins in. Trumpet plays over top 1 1/2 minutes in in a reserved manner. Love the atmosphere when it settles just before 3 minutes. This lasts for a minute. Great section. "Povidlova Hody" is status quo until it changes before 1 1/2 minutes as we get cymbals and bass then the trumpet replaces the bass, then the electric piano replaces the trumpet and so on as they keep trading solos. Love the bass late. So good !

Without question this is a very solid and well played recording.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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