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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars More room to breathe on this album when compared to their last one, and more experimental and avant- garde too. Less mellotron as well. So yeah I much prefer the previous record "Nova Express" but having said all that, this is an excellent album and a solid 4 stars. Some of these songs blend together as well.The darkness is still very prominant on this one.The band thanks Bob Drake, Dave Kerman and Roger Trigaux among others.

"Pillars Of Birth" opens with lots of atmosphere and mellotron. Drums come pounding in before a minute and with them a full sound. I like the guitar that follows but it's brief. It settles before 2 minutes as the contrasts continue. Love the guitar before 3 minutes and the mellotron before 6 minutes. "Majnuns" is pastoral to open but it starts to get heavier with piano. Check out the filthy bass lines ! Dissonant guitar before 2 minutes. It settles then kicks back in before ending with more dissonance. "The Old Ones" opens with percussion and ethnic sounds before it kicks into gear. Some nice mellotron waves before a minute, and a beautiful soundscape after 1 1/2 minutes as it comes back. Some good intricate guitar. Growly bass and piano 3 1/2 minutes in. It settles with drums and mellotron to end it. "The Thing In The Walls" has a fairly dissonant soundscape with chunky bass and pounding drums. Some raw guitar too.

"Fabric Of Reality" opens with percussion and other sounds. It becomes rather haunting before 2 minutes,very eerie. This song blends into "De Thriumpho Naturae" which kicks into gear unexpectantly before a minute. It settles again with bass, drums and mellotron standing out. Back to a fuller sound as the contrasts continue. Organ after 4 minutes with mellotron floods to follow. The guitar comes in loudly around 6 minutes. "Do What Thou Wilt" features some experimental noodling with some bottom end as well. Nice. Clarinet 2 minutes in and a dissonant section. We start to get a melody after 4 1/2 minutes but it's still pretty chaotic. This is really avant- garde man ! This song blends into "Station 9" which is kind of spacey to start then the relentless drums take over with percussion too. This is another "far out" track if you know what I mean.

This is a challenging and adventerous release that will please those who like thier music to be as far from the mainstream as possible.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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