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Pochakaite Malko



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Another excellent release from POCHAKAITE MALKO, this one in the form of a 4 song EP. It's maybe not too surprising that this one doesn't reach the heights of their first 2 studio albums(considering how amazing they both are) but it's still worthy of a 4 star rating. Like their last record the violin really is the dominant instrument, with a ton of bottom end throughout. This is heard right away on the first song "Doppelganger" which opens with a crushing heavy bass line before drums, organ then violin come in. It doesn't get much better than this folks.

"Anna" like the previous song opens heavily, this time with drums, as violin enters the fray 30 seconds in while drums pound slowly.There is a recorder melody a minute in as outbursts of sound come and go. Recorder melodies are back before 2 1/2 minutes. Violin leads the way after 3 minutes until it is replaced by a heavy-duty sound. Violin is back leading before 5 minutes. Some nice contrasts in this song.

"Pluto" opens with the sound of someone walking and church bells. Heavy pulsating sounds come in that are joined by piano and drums. Violin then follows before these cool bird-like whistling sounds come and go. Dissonant violin followed by some fast paced piano ends the track. "Acid Rain" is my least favourite track. It's not nearly as heavy as the others although towards the end we get some bottom end. Some great violin in this one and the piano 4 minutes in is quite beautiful. Good song.

This is heavy, fiery, explosive and flowing like a Japanese volcano.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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