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The Cosmic Jokers



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. THE COSMIC JOKERS feature some amazing synth work from none other than Klause Schulse as well as some great guitar from ASH RA TEMPLE's Manual Gottsching. The album has two side long suites beginning with "Galactic Joke" that is divided into three parts A, B and C. Side two is called "Cosmic Joy" and is divided into two parts A and B.

"Galactic Joke" (Part A) features some great atmospheric guitar melodies over the bass, drums and synths as the sound builds to a climax 3 minutes in. The guitar by the way sounds fantastic ! (Part B) features some experimental,ominous space sounds as a wall of synths crash in and out, then bass and drums come into this spooky soundscape. (Part C) is slow paced and atmospheric. The full sound comes in later with drums, synths and guitar leading the way.

"Galactic Joke" is more melodic and guitar driven than the spacey "Cosmic Joy" which opens with spacey synths and low toned sounds that build. Yes folks we're in another dimension as it couldn't get any spacier. (Part B) features a sound that I thought was a train going over the railroad tracks, but in fact it's the incredible drum work and synths creating this sound. Synths sound like the wind later on in this mind blowing head trip ! The sound becomes quite heavy and loud towards the end.

This is really trippy, hypnotic music and I especially like "Galactic Joke" with the amazing guitar. Highly recommended music that you need to experience.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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