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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This record consists of two movements of about the same length, each recorded in different studios with different musicians. The two movements though have a lot of similarities probably because the force behind all of this, Cyrille Verdeaux plays grand piano, synths, organ and mellotron on both movements and of course he composed them both as well. I have the remastered version that starts out with Mr.Verdeaux and some guest French musicians playing drums, guitar and bass.The music is trippy, psychedelic with lots of mellotron.

The piano melody that the movement opens with comes and goes throughout the song.The guitar at times pierces the soundscape.

The second movement features three GONG musicians who at the time were loaned to Mr.Verdeaux for this movement. So we have sax, percussion, more synths and Steve Hillage playing some tastey space rock style guitar. This movement is a little more spacey with the added synths and no bass guitar. I really like Steve's playing around the 12 minute mark and on.

If your into Psychedelic / Space music with a dash of Canterbury, this is well worth checking out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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