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My Solid Ground



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I would describe their sound as straight forward, heavy Krautrock. The songs are fairly short except for the 13 minute opening track which is different from all the other songs and by far the best one.

"Dirty Yellow Mist" is a dark psychedelic Krautrock monster. It opens ominously before organ comes in with a steady but slow drum beat.Some brief spoken words 2 minutes in. The sound is dreamy. Guitar a minute later as a heavy guitar sound comes and goes. Spacey sounds 6 1/2 minutes in are joined by more spoken words, then a female vocal melody 8 minutes in. The heavy riff stops 9 minutes in as piano and bass take over. It's still spacey. More female vocal melodies. The heavy guitar sounds are back before 11 minutes as haunting female vocal melodies continue. A classic Krautrock trip. "Flash Part IV" has a HAWKWIND flavour to it. The vocal style and guitar riffs bring that band to mind. The guitar is great.

"That's You" is more uptempo as vocals shout out the words. Nice guitar solo early. "The Executioner" features mumbled vocals that are contrasted with the outburts of guitar and organ. The low end guitar after a minute reminds me of Iommi. "Melancholie" is an instrumental that opens with piano and light drums. Strummed guitar joins in as sound builds. I like it. "Handful Of Grass" is led by vocals and guitar throughout. It's ok. "Devonshire Street W 1" is pretty good. I like the vocals better on this one. The tempo changes back and forth. Guitar before 2 minutes is raw. "X" is uptempo to open with a guitar solo before a minute. It calms down and this contrast continues. Nothing special.

If not for the first track this would be a 3 star record for me.There is enough here though to recommend it to both Krautrock and Heavy-Prog fans alike.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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