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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars.THE CHURCH are a band I knew about in the eighties but I didn't actually own any of their records until I got this one. There is a psychedelic and dreamy element to the music throughout this album, and the vocals really remind me of Bono at times.

I like the first track "Sealine" quite a bit but admit those Bono-like vocals are hard to get past. Great music though, I really like the raw sounding guitar and the beat. "Song In Space" is sort of spaced out for the most part. Quite psychedelic. "The Theater And It's Double" is the best one yet. I like the jangly guitars and the vocals sound better to me. It calms right down a minute in. Contrasts continue. Check out the guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. "Telepath" opens with harmonies almost sounding like the BEACH BOYS before it settles in. I like the sections where they get more aggressive. "See Your Lights" opens with picked guitar before it kicks in with almost whispered vocals. Some nice bass in this one. "Lay Low" is haunting to open as bass then this psychedelic mood comes in. A heavy beat follows then it gets spacey as vocals arrive. Cool tune. One of my favs.

"Maya" is a mellow tune that's well done. Some orchestral stuff too. "Appalatia" is a top three track. It reminds me of another band i can't think of. Kind of dreamy with some nice guitar at times. "June" has this steady beat with synths and vocals. I like it. "Don't You Fall" has some good harmonies and guitar in it. A top three for me. "I Kept Everything" is a psychedelic tune that's fairly slow paced until it picks up after 2 minutes briefly. "Nothing Seeker" has these deep bass sounds with spacey ones playing over top. A beat comes in then vocals join in.The spacey sounds continue. Good tune. "Reversal" has higher pitched vocals and lots of spacey sounds. A beat comes in. Very psychedelic. "Summer" is a dreamy tune with reserved vocals. It's all pretty slow paced throughout.

I've listened to this many times but to me it's not worth 4 stars. Good album though and I will be checking out more of their recordings.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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