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SENOGUL

Senogul

 

Eclectic Prog

4.08 | 69 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars SENOGUL are a 5 piece band from Spain, although they have a ton of guest musicians helping out. This is an instrumental album except for some vocal melodies here and there. There is so much variety on this 70+ minute album, which really makes it hit and miss for me. There are some fantastic songs on here though.

"Dr.Gull I" is my third favourite track, it opens with some beautiful piano melodies. The song gets fuller a minute in with tasteful guitar. Nice prominant bass too. I like when it turns darker and vocal melodies come in.The melody stops 2 1/2 minutes in as vocal melodies continue. It kicks back in and blends into "Racionalidad". Lots of piano as guitar comes and goes.The piano is prominant throughout this album.

"Tango Mango" is laid back with piano. Guitar comes grinding in 1 1/2 minutes in as the bass offers up some deep lines. The drums are active and steady. The tempo picks up before 3 minutes as it gets more aggressive. A calm follows. Accordion before 5 minutes.Yes I said accordion. It sounds like harpsichord after 7 minutes. It kicks back in with piano and chunky bass. Nice sound 11 minutes in with synths and bass.

"La Verbena Hermetica" opens with a bagpipe solo ! Piano then takes over with drums and guitar. Nice bass 4 1/2 minutes in.

"Microcosmos Blues" is my favourite by far. They have that KING CRIMSON sound down perfect on this one. Actually the first time I heard it i thought of ANEKDOTEN. It changes to a pastoral sound with acoustic guitar, flute and birds chirping. Guitar and chunky bass takes over 3 1/2 minutes.The angular guitar is back with huge bass 5 minutes in. It's heavier one minute later. Up to now it's perfect but then they end it on a silly note unfortunately.

"Dr.Gull II" is mostly piano. "Gotas De Cristal En Tu Vaso De Lluvia" features a great section after 3 minutes of guitar and chunky bass.

"La Maha Vishnuda" is my second favourite tune. It opens with a gong then acoustic guitar takes over. Electric guitar comes in and lights it up.Incredible !

"Agua, Fuego & Porexpan" is jazzy at first and this song features lots of horns including various saxes, trumpet and trombone. Lots of piano as well. Not the biggest fan of this one.

"Travesia De Las Gaviotas" opens with tasteful guitar with synths. Bass and percussion 1 1/2 minutes join in.

"La Mulata Electrica" features outbursts of piano and drums as fat bass comes in. Check out the bass 4 1/2 minutes in with clapping ? It settles 5 minutes in and gets spacey. Uptempo with piano 6 1/2 minutes in, guitar follows.

"Dr.Gull III" is all about the piano again as guitar comes and goes. Great way to end it.

At 70 minutes and lots of variety I can't give it a solid 4 stars, but there's too much on here to give it a 3 star rating.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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