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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Hard to believe these guys were all under 18 when this was recorded. I would describe their music as jazzy and light, in the Canterbury style with a lot of quirky, funny and whimsical moments. Hard also to believe that Danile Denis (UNIVERS ZERO) was briefly a part of this band. I was reminded of CARAVAN at times, although these guys are not as accessible or melodic in my opinion. "Introductions" opens with drums and piano as flute follows in this uptempo number. "Present From Nancy" is another uptempo tune.This one is light and breezy with the flute taking a prominant role. "Memories Are New" has vocals in the Richard Sinclair style, as the song becomes experimental and eerie sounding. "11/8" features distorted organ and drums, as piano comes in later. "Dreaming Weelwhie" is a pastoral, dreamy (haha) song with flute."Corporation Combo Boys" has a silly vocal melody to open, and the rest is silly as well in the Canterbury style. "Mexico" has fuzzed organ and drums with whimsical vocals.Gotta love the organ work here. "Metamorphosis" has some fast paced drums, and it actually chugs to a stop. "Eight Miles High" is like a 20 second ode to THE BYRDS. The final song "Dona Nobis Pacem" is slow paced with keys. An atmospheric, eerie tune that totally changes 6 1/2 minutes in to an uptempo, circus-like melody. A great Canterbury styled album from The Netherlands circa 1970. I do prefer the follow-up "To The Highest Bidder" but both are essential for Canterbury fans out there.
Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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