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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is a beautiful symphonic instrumental record with a touch of Jazz. This was the only release by this French band who took their name from character in Greek mythology who was a poet and musician.

"Le Temps" opens with some brief percussion before we get some uptempo drums, keys and clavinet creating a jazzy sound. Violin and more percussion come into play.The soundscape changes 3 minutes in to an eerie interlude before we get back to the uptempo melody. "Conte En Vert" features some beautiful mellotron with piano and drums. Great tune. Speaking of great, check out "Anne-Michaele" a piano and mellotron feast ! This is just a warm and amazing song. "Histoire d'un Pecheur" consists of keys, violin and drums until we get some ominous sounding violin as the song gets dark with drums and piano.Things change again to an uptempo melody.

"Carrousel" is the longest song at over 13 minutes.There are plenty of mood and tempo shifts.The guitar melodies in the first passage are great with piano and drums along for the ride.The sound pretty much stops as the piano tinkles away with outbreaks of drums as the sound intensifies. Things change again as we are treated to good piano melodies,as violin comes in. Nice ! Lot's of mellotron after 9 minutes as things slow down with clavinet and drums.The final two tracks are bonus live songs. "Conte En Vert" is great live with floods of mellotron and piano melodies. "Musique Pour Clair Obscur" features waves of mellotron with piano and keys. Bravo !

I highly recommend this excellent French album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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