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No Name / The No Name Experience



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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars.

The record starts off with a short instrumental of synths and sampling on "The Secret Garden (intro)". "Septagone" is a good example of what this record is about, lots of keyboard passages.This is an upbeat tune and the vocals are well done. "Eng Oppen Dir" is sung in the Luxemburg language, which is a form of German.This one has a catchy beat. "Merry-Go-Round" is a song I really like, especially the chorus.There is a good guitar melody that is followed by a keyboard solo. "Orient Express" contains heavier passages, but there is a lot of tempo changes. I am impressed with the acoustic guitar and keyboards at 11 minutes, it's beautiful.

"The Eternal Spring" is a cool song about springtime, it's a straight forward tune with lots of pulsating keys. "Broken Heart" is a slower song about one's feelings after a breakup. "Autumn Days" is an instrumental that is keyboard driven with some tasteful guitar. "A Tale Of Mr.Fogg" is where the guitar finally takes a prominant role with lots of great guitar melodies. This song contrasts the uptempo and pastoral sections. And check out the amazing piano melodies. "Follow The Signs" features some acoustic guitar and flute, and I like the way the keys and guitar trade places in the melody. The final song "De Verstand" is again sung in their own language with piano, and is quite beautiful.

The highlights for me are "Merry-Go-Round" ,"Orient Express" and "A Tale Of Mr.Fogg". Good record.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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