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ANDY NOGGER

Kraan

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.76 | 99 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars The band states in the liner notes that this was their best known album, and many fans feel it was their best record. While this is a solid 4 star album for me I do prefer their first two records to this one. Conny Plank certainly added a lot in the studio to this release with knowledge and affects. One important thing about this recording is that the sound is crystal clear.

"Stars" sounds great when it kicks into gear before a minute. Vocals follow and he's very confident and also having fun. Tasteful guitar after 3 minutes. Good beat throughout. "Andy Nogger" also has a great beat. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in are spoken. The guitar and sax are excellent. "Nam Nam" is relaxed to open with bass throbbing. The tempo picks up before 1 1/2 minutes and we have another fantastic rhythm section. Guitar is leading the way and sounding good. Sax comes in.This is catchy and jazzy. "Son Of The Sun" has some outstanding drumming throughout. Some nice deep bass lines as well. We get an almost spacey interlude 4 minutes in.

"Holiday Am Marterhorn" opens with bass and guitar. Sax joins in with drums to create a beautiful sound. The sax is truly heavenly. A change after 3 minutes as bass, guitar, drums and percussion lead the way. Awesome sound ! The bass is very fat. Sax returns late. This instrumental is my favourite song on here. "Home" has some sound affects early. Vocals after 1 1/2 minutes. This is as experimental as they will get on this album. The last minute of the song is spacey. "Yellow Bamboo" opens with some vocals and cool sounding guitar as sax follows. The vocals are treated.It gets a little crazy briefly after a minute. The sax is very Eastern sounding as drums beat. More great guitar before 3 minutes. This song is one of the best ones on here. Some nice affects.

I would highly recommend any of KRAAN's first 3 albums, but especially the first two.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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